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Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Gardening | 0 comments

5 Vibrant Flowering Plants that Love the Shade

5 Vibrant Flowering Plants that Love the Shade

You can find shade in every landscape. That simple fact brings up the question of which plants are the best shade-loving annuals for these partially shaded to fully shaded areas. Which plants are the best for adding a splash of texture and color to these darker spaces?   When you’re choosing the bedding plants for your shady beds, it is important that you consider color. You can use the color of the plants to smooth the visual effect of the shade and to set the mood of your landscape. Warm colors, like shades of red, orange, yellow and white can be used to enhance an area and accent it. Shades of blue, green, black and other cool colors and deep shades can be used to decrease the emphasis of an area.   Some suggestions for vibrant flowering plants that will flourish in your shaded areas and make your beds truly pop in your landscape are listed here.   Astilbe hybrids: The flowers of this shade-loving plant are feathery and...

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Gardening | 0 comments

Lawns Are Green — But Are They Organic?

Lawns Are Green — But Are They Organic?

If you look out at a field of uncut grass swaying easily in a trickle of wind, fluttering quietly by itself with perhaps a deer or two grazing nearby, you will be watching the planet in its unhurried glory. This is organic the way it is supposed to be. That means carbon-based life forms without a hint of human anxiety about it. You might say, this is a good starting point. If you now look out at your backyard, you won’t be able to count on one hand mankind’s well-intended interventions. The lawn is cut, more than likely with the help of petrochemicals. The lawn is fertilized, a potentially disrupting cheat on mother nature that included a factory hard at work to produce the fertilizer and an assortment of vehicles used to get it sprinkled on your lawn. There’s probably a layer of poison out here – if not several. There might be an herbicide targeting weeds and an insecticide targeting bugs. There could be a fence forged from...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Gardening | 0 comments

Why you should shift to a green lifestyle

Why you should shift to a green lifestyle

There are many people around the world who are committing increasingly to a green lifestyle. This means, that as far as possible, they would reuse things and only take help of recycled products. The recycling process is made up of three stages. The first stage is collecting and sorting things that have potential of being recycled. After sorting, they are ready for manufacturing which is the second stage. Here they are processed into reusable products. Then comes selling of these recycled products. This cycle repeats thereafter. In order to keeps this cycle going; people who have committed to a green lifestyle come into the picture. Why should you adapt to a green lifestyle? Let’s have a look on why recycling is so important.   Recycling has bountiful of benefits. The benefits are not limited to environmental benefits only. Many people might be under the impression that it takes lot of time, effort and money to do so, but that’s hardly the case ever. Here are some great reasons that...

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