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Home & Garden
by Gardengates
11 years ago
Daisies for the garden



Daisies come in all sizes and colors. A daisy is a member of the compositae family -- flowering plants that are actually made up of many tiny flowers all in a central clump with rayed petals around that inside central clump. All together this configuration makes a single flower. ...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
10 years ago
Flower bulbs add life to the garden

Garden plants grow in all sizes, shapes and colors. One of the more fascinating creations of nature is the bulb. These are nature's little packages that allow a flowering plant to shrink down into a little safe-house during imperfect weather conditions only to energize back into life when temperatures...

by Gardengates
11 years ago
Growing Some Really Rare Plants

Acnistus australe


If you are really fascinated by growing interesting plants, why not try growing some really rare plants? If you have a greenhouse or live in a warm climate, here are some really rare and beautiful plants you can grow.

Acnistus australe has charming waxy purple bells of flowers and is...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
9 years ago
Color Design Schemes for the Garden

Make your garden pop by using the power of color.

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
11 years ago
Geranium plants for the house or garden

Ivy geraniums

The geranium (Pelargonium) is one of the most showy and easily grown flowering plants to grow in the garden -- or as a house plant. There are many types of geraniums. Here is some information about the plants and how to grow the geranium indoors or out. There are many types of...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
9 years ago
Cyclamen Plants: Grow Them Indoors or Outdoors

Cyclamen photo courtesy of Desislava Vasileva The Cyclamen is a highly decorative, winter-blooming plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors if you live where winters are mild. These plants are smothered with heart-shaped green leaves traced with lacy designs. As if that isn't enough, the Cyclamen...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
11 years ago
Create a live butterfly garden



Monarch butterfly on milkweed (Photo by GardenGates)
There are a number of plants that attract butterflies to their nectar or are a food source for the caterpillars. Planting some of these plants will encourage butterflies to visit your garden. Both the type...

by Gardengates
11 years ago
Growing epiphytic orchids

Growing an epiphytic orchid in a pot (Photo of Phalaenopsis orchid by Jane Gates)


Orchids that grow in the ground are known as terrestrial. Many orchids, however, naturally grow in trees and are known as epiphytic. Most of the orchids people like to grow in pots at home are epiphytic. ...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
9 years ago
Build an Outdoor Fire Pit in the Backyard

Have fun with a backyard fire pit. Here are some suggestions on how to build one.

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
11 years ago
Build a garden retreat

With all the demands and stresses of everyday living, your garden can help you stay healthy by providing you with an at-home place to unwind. Since you are probably paying taxes on your land anyway, you might just as well make your backyard into something that pays...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
9 years ago
Grow medicinal herbs for good health and healing

Flat leaf or Italian Parsley: photo by Jane Gates
Herb gardens can be decorative and produce edibles to spice up ordinary cooking. But most herbs are also good to grow for good health. Most have some health benefits and herbs have been used for their medicinal properties...

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