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Home & Garden
by Gardengates
10 years ago
Artificial or live Christmas trees?

What kind of Christmas tree is right for your home? (Photo by Jane Gates) Homes all over the world are decorating for the Christmas holidays and the central piece of décor is often a traditional – or not so traditional Christmas tree. Trees can be large or small,...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
11 years ago
Design Seating into the Landscape

 

 

Seating in the landscape can entice you to actually USE your garden. Even a bland landscape suddenly looks more inviting when you place a rustic bench in the shade or a decorative table with chairs on the patio. A...

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
10 years ago
Cool weather gardening in the chaparral

Chaparral gardens are usually found in inland areas where there is very low humidity, lots of sun and high summer temperatures. Most chaparral areas -- whether found in California, the four corner states, Texas, Australia, Europe or any other area -- experience relatively warm temperatures even in the winter....

by Gardengates
11 years ago
What about Acai berry cleanse, detox and weight loss?

Acai berry courtesy of Sensational.com
The latest fashion in dieting and nutritional health centers around the acai berry. Like most diet fads, this one is advertised as a miracle cure. To sort some facts from fiction on this emotional subject, here are a few basic...

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
Guide to Drip Irrigation Systems

Tips on putting together a successful drip irrigation system in your garden

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
10 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...

Home & Garden
by Gardengates
10 years ago
Planting California native plants in the winter

California native Zaushnaria (Epilobium) blooms in early winter: Phot by Jane Gates Although some experts recommend planting California natives in the autumn, there are an equal number of experts who feel the winter is the best planting time rather than allowing for vulnerable growth started in the last...

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