11.12.2012

Tips to Successfully Germinating Plant Seeds and Cuttings

Since the last post, House Plants and Garden Designs, I have been working on the content layout for both of these upcoming projects. As usual, I was extremely eager to get writing. The product of this burst of ambition is my latest article, Tips for growing plants in an indoor germination station, which has been published at Helium. As germination is an integral part of growing any plant, outside or in, I thought this would be a great place to start for both projects.  

When working with plant seedlings or cuttings, most plants need, or will significantly benefit from the use of, a germination station. Whether planning to start seedlings for your upcoming vegetable or herb garden, or propagating a favorite house plant, your germination station could be as simple as cups on the window sill to a system complex as a self-feeding, computerized germination station bought from a store.
As plant propagation and nurturing delicate seedlings is not for everyone, for the wary, the following article link and collection of tips it encompasses will be helpful for successfully starting your new plants in a germination station.

Drop your mouse here to view the full length article. 

Have advice of your own you would like to share? Please post your thoughts to the comments area.

10.20.2012

House Plants and Garden Designs

It always seems to be winter by the time I find a few quality moments to get back to my blogs. This year, more the case than others!

After a very busy few months of packing, cleaning, moving, and then attempting to find everything once again, finally I have come to a garden in which I can stay for a while. The winter can now be used to layout and create the new garden and landscaping design plans for my spring time renovations. The new space is private, well kept, and at this point very simply landscaped. Best of all, there is unlimited potential and I plan to make the most of it!

This brings me to my winter plans for the site… 

Considering the time of year, and how nice it is to brighten up the house with greenery as the days get shorter, indoor gardening and house plants are a great place to start I think. Some of the topics I want to discuss over the next few months are: kitchen herb gardens, oxygen producing plants, air purifying plants, as well as the many other types of plants are great to include inside a home.  

The second project that will be focused on is a feature on garden and yard design as I research and design my upcoming garden, yard, and patio. As I am planning to blog myself through this project, several new posts relating to my garden and yard space are slated throughout the upcoming months.

These posts will include articles, how to guides, photos, and informative links relating to dry landscape yard and garden design, vegetable gardens, herb and kitchen gardens, greenhouses, flowers, potted plants and patio areas. Primarily I will be focusing on organic methods of gardening, low impact and self-sustainable practices.

I am very excited about the upcoming projects and look forward to sharing the information. If any of these topics are of interest, make sure to check back periodically or subscribe by email to receive new posts as they are published.

10.11.2012

A Web Spun. Images of Fall

When in the right places, what a gorgeous web they weave...




5.31.2012

A Poem of Garden Secrets

Check out the latest garden inspired poem added to the pages of Poems of Time and published with Helium.com, titled Hidden from the naked eye. Please select the paragraph below to find the full length poem.

 

…Like crystals hung from the window’s pane. Surfing sunlit rays they play In the likes of a butterfly on a sunny summer’s day. This is how they hide from the naked eye…

Helium.com

You just never know what might jump out from underneath that next garden leaf or flower...

**Please feel free to share your garden stories in the comment field below.