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Imagine it's a special occasion and you've just received a glorious bunch of roses. You put them in your best vase and you stand back to admire them. You'd love to make them last as long as you possibly can, but other than keeping them out of direct sunlight, you're not sure what to do.
Here are some tips on how to extend the shelf life of your roses:
1. Remove the roses from the vase and put them in a temporary container.
2. Clean the vase by washing it thoroughly in water ...more
Bamboo Orchid Plant
When you think of bamboo you really think of bamboo sticks, don't you? There is an orchid that grows wild in some of the warmer climates like Hawaii and Southeast Asia called the Bamboo Orchid Plant. This is a very pretty orchid plant that easily grows on the hillsides. Imagine having a bamboo orchid plants in your backyard that are growing behind your home. What a pretty site that would be.
These orchids usually grow to 5-6 feet. The stems are actually ...more
Orchid Care Part 4 Diseases of the Roots
Our final part in orchid care part 4 is about the roots of the plant. This is the heart and soul of the plant. If these are not healthy then the whole plant will show the effects.
Loss Of Roots
Orchid care part 4 now turns our attention to the roots. Roots disease is difficult to diagnose. The roots actually loss their function and do not supply the plant with the nutrients it needs.
some of the causes include:
Orchid Care Leaves Tell Us About Orchid Health
Over the past 20 years the orchid supply has become almost limitless. All in all orchid care leaves is becoming more important to all the orchid lovers. The leaves can also give very important information about the orchid plant.
Orchid care leaves can help you to diagnose what is wrong with your plant. I imagine this as one of the best ways to see the early signs of potentially fatal diseases.
Leaves can be yellow, blacke ...more
In Orchid Care The Flower Will Tell You About Some Diseases
Tale for orchid care the flower. The orchid flower is usually a thing of beauty. When diseases strike it can be tell - tale. Like the leaves, the flower can tell you a great deal. Let's take a look at what we will learn...
Spotting of Flowers
A sign of fungal infection or mold is pink or light brown spots on the flower. When you see either, orchid care will suggest to be careful with your other plants as the ...more
A wild flower garden, just like any garden you wish to plant, requires good quality soil that will meet the needs of the plants you put in it. That means that your garden soil may need some amendment. So why do you need to amend the soil and how do you do it?
The answer to both of these questions depends on what you intend to plant and the soil in your garden. First, let us look at why you might need soil amendment. The ground may have been stripped of topsoil as most often happens ...more
In the previous article I discussed design for your new wild flower garden. The next stage is planning the planting. This is an exciting stage, we are just a few steps away from turning your garden design concept into a reality. But first things first.
If you have completed your design, does it fit within your budget? If it does, that's great, if not now is the time to go back and make some changes. Before you go to the garden center or hardware, you will need to have a final shoppin ...more
To design a wild flower garden, you do not need to be a specialist or an artist, you just need to be observant and let your creative juices flow. Look around you, what is unique about your surroundings? Do you wish to enhance or compliment these things. Will your new wild flower garden be visible from the house, if so, perhaps you would like to plant your favorite colors so every day is a feast for your eyes. Are you seeking a quiet spot to sit awhile and relax, then your new garden can h ...more
As humans, we are always on the lookout for a deal. Deals on flower delivery are no exception. We use flowers as gifts for so many occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, births, graduations and many, many more. We could probably come up with an event or celebration that could constitute giving flowers at least once a month. Instead of paying retail (or more) each time we need to order flowers, we would all like a great deal. Many methods of finding cheap flower delivery exist, you ...more
It is unavoidable, Fall is coming and we like to enjoy the outdoors as long as possible.
As Fall is drawing near. Outsite living enthousiasts like us like to extent their season.
And when winter is over and the first signs of spring are there we want to enjoy our patio again
Patio Heaters are a solution, and the type we discuss here are actually my favorite.
Ceiling patio heaters make a good alternative to portable patio heaters. Because they are permanently installed ...more