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Yellow Roses for Your Home

Yellow roses are one of a number of different colored roses that are available in garden centers and even discount department stores. But, there are so many varieties to choose from that you shouldn’t limit yourself to whatever those places have on hand. Check out your local garden center for an idea of what they offer, but then explore the yellow rose varieties online as well. It is not a difficult task to find rose distributors who are able to supply yellow roses to the average customer. And, in doing so, you allow yourself to have many choices at your fingertips!

To find a distributor of yellow roses, simply use any major search engine like Yahoo or Google and type that phrase in. Hit go and you’ve got at your fingertips a wide selection of choices. Begin your search by comparing color, size, hardiness, and even price. Once you know what you want, try a couple of different places to find just the right characteristics and features available.
With the Internet as a tool,

Flower Garden Layouts

One of the first issues that any gardener must decide is where the garden will be located. The soil and lighting conditions will have a tremendous amount of influence over what type of layout and plants can be used. Shady conditions will accommodate different plants than sunny ones so gardeners must know their area before investing in plants. Another major consideration is space. Obviously larger spaces can accommodate larger garden layouts. However an extremely large space may look better with several small shaped gardens as opposed to one large grouping of plants. Small spaces, although a challenge, are not necessarily at a loss for grandeur. Incorporating texture, color and even potted plants can mean putting many different plants in a small space while creating a manageable and beautiful addition to any landscape.

Once these considerations have been calculated gardeners are free to begin deciding on colors, textures and pleasing plant combinations. Perennial plants, plants that will generally survive growing season to growing season, are a great way to invest in a flower garden

Plant Bulb Garden

Starting with a Simple Plan

First, decide where and how big you want your bulb garden to be. When you’ve determined where you want your bulb garden located, make a good estimate of the total area (the square footage) of the area to be planted. You may even want to make a rough sketch of the area to be planted. This will help you plan how many bulbs you should buy to create a dramatic bulb garden. Virtually all bulb catalogs and bulb packages in garden centers include information regarding the recommended spacing for specific bulbs.

Shop for the Right Bulbs

Many bulb catalogs have great deals on larger quantities, and some bulb catalogs even offer planned bulb gardens with recommended combinations and diagrams for planting. Generally speaking, within any specific variety, the larger the bulb, the higher the quality. Larger daffodil bulbs are almost always better than smaller daffodil bulbs, and they’re more expensive. The higher the quality, the more likely you are to have a great display the first year, and the

Tulip Trees

The Tulip Tree is sometimes called “The King of the Magnolias”. It is called Liriodendron tulipifera in Latin, and it belongs to the Family Magnoliaceae. The Tulip Tree is related to the Chinese Tulip Tree (Liriodendron Chinese).

The Tulip Tree is utilized as timber and is very appreciated among carpenters since the wood is easy to work with. Tulip Tree wood has a pale yellow color and is particularly popular in furniture, wood carvings, cabinetry, veneer, jewelry boxes and musical instruments. Earlier, the Tulip Tree was frequently used in canoes created by Native Americans. The Tulip Tree bark has been used as a substitute for cinchona in traditional remedies.

The popular Tulip Tree is known by many names in English, including Canoewood, Saddletree, Tulipwood, Whitewood, Canary Whitewood and American Whitewood. The Tulip Tree is not a poplar, but it is still commonly referred to as Tulip poplar, Hickory poplar, White poplar and Yellow poplar.

Apart from being an appreciated timber tree, the Tulip tree is also planted as a shade tree and ornamental tree. It is a remarkably fast growing tree and can grow 50 feet tall in eleven years.

During spring and early

Grow Tulips in Containers

A better choice is terra cotta or ceramic, both of which will breathe, and allow moisture to escape. Regardless of the material, though, you need to make sure your containers have enough drainage holes. Don’t be afraid to add more if you don’t think there are enough. Even if your containers are new, it’s probably a good idea to wash and sanitize them first. This can help prevent diseases like tulip blight from spreading or carrying over from one growing season to the next. A weak bleach solution should be enough to kill most any fungus or bacteria present. Be sure to rinse containers thoroughly after washing. In order to keep your soil from leaking out through the drainage holes in the bottom of the container, you’ll want to add about an inch of gravel or pottery shards before filling your container.

Make sure your gravel or broken pottery has been washed and sanitized as well. Next, fill your container to the proper level with good quality potting soil. If you choose a soil specially formulated for growing tulip bulbs, you won’t have to add more soil amendments. If you are using a general purpose potting soil,

Design Pink Tulip Gardens

Usually pink tulips look best with various shades of white, light blue (usually a different type of flower rather than a tulip), magenta, or a variety of bright-colored tulips. Pink tulips look good in one and two colored tulip beds as well as in multi-colored tulip beds. You can plan ahead to design the tulip garden that you want. For example, you can purchase and plant tulip bulbs that bloom at the same time and reach the same height.

For example, the Apricot Beauty tulip is offers one of the palest shades of pink tulips. This tulip blooms in mid to late spring, that is from mid-April to mid-May resulting in a light pink – orange color. A parrot petal type of pink tulips is the Pink Fountain tulip which has fringed petals and blossoms in mid-Spring. Pink Impression tulips yield single jumbo blossoms that bloom in mid-season and reach a height up to 26 inches. The Strawberries and Cream Peony tulip is a double-blossom tulip that reaches a height of 18-22 inches in mid-to-late spring.

Another pink tulip is named the Angelique tulip. This one is a mid to late spring bloomer and it grows

Create a Rose Garden

When it comes to planning out your rose garden, you will have dozens of choices when it comes to flowers and styles. You can mix and match different types of flora and fauna with complementing hues. These combinations will create excellent rose garden designs. You may also want to consider placing in shrubs and borders as well as any type of ornaments or even garden furniture like a gazebo or an ornamental bench.. The best way to get a good idea of how to create a fantastic rose garden is by sketching it out. This will help to give you a physical and visual guide as you plant and see your imagination become a reality.

A great question to ask yourself when it comes to your design is what type of shape do you want in your design. Most of the common shapes that are performed in a garden design are circular and rectangular shapes. Squares are also commonly performed. If you want your garden and entire yard to appear larger than it really is, then you may want to consider a diagonal design. Rose gardens have a sensual look to them. Planting and maintaining a rose

Garden Pest Control

To discourage animals and some insects from eating your plants, combine one cup of water, 5 garlic cloves and 6 large hot peppers. Blend thoroughly in a blender, then strain into a spray bottle. Add another cup of water and spray away.

For red spider mites, mix 4 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in one gallon of water. Spray plants weekly until mites are gone, then monthly to stop them from returning.

Encourage native birds into you garden with bird houses, water baths and native flowering vegetation. They will eat many times their own weight in insects.

Cucumber peels on an ant route will make them go away.

For hardshell scale insects, mix 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon mild liquid soap in two gallons of water. Spray or wipe on plants once a week for 3 weeks or until gone.

Put beer in a shallow pan in the garden to trap snails and slugs overnight. Vinegar in a shallow pan will do the same thing.

Salt sprinkled on snails and slugs will kill them instantly. Go out in the evening with a flashlight and salt shaker

Plan Grow Your Tulip Garden

Tulip gardens are easy to create because apart their stunning beauty they are readily available, cheap and have a wide range of colors and forms. Most garden outlets and bulb catalogs sell the large-flowered garden tulips in packets of mixed colors according to group or in packets of named individual varieties. The large-flowered garden tulips are just made for use as bedding plants – they combine really well with forget-me-nots and wallflowers. They also can be used to great effect planted in scattered clumps among perennials or other bulbs. The smaller species tulips have a less choice of colors than the garden tulips, but they have a more delicate form and are ideal for rockeries and container gardens, or the front of borders.

The requirements for successfully growing tulips are:

* choosing large healthy looking bulbs

* have well drained alkaline soil

* plant in a sunny spot

The soil must be well drained and preferably alkaline; if it’s acid apply lime just before planting. Now’s also the time to add a fertilizer which releases it’s nutrients steadily to the soil and provide long lasting feed for the bulbs.

The bulbs of

Tulips Of Spring

Another really great idea is to plant early tulips with other early spring flowering plants such as white anemones and red tulips the tulips will look like they are floating above a sea of white. Very attractive. You can really mix other bulbs as well that will bloom just before the tulips such as hyacinths. The hyacinths will bloom and fill the area with some early color not to mention the incredible fragrance and then be followed by the tulips.

For shade beds why not plant early spring tulips between Hostas and Astilbes as the tulips are fading these plants will come up and cover the tulips as the leaves start to fade and go brown. This is also a good way to add color that would liven up a shady area before the leaves start to emerge on the trees.

Some Quick Tips

  • Tulips like a quick draining soil they do not do well with soggy conditions
  • Usually Tulips put on their best show the first year treat them as annuals and replace every year for the best displays.
  • Always plant in thick cluster 4 or 5 bulbs wide avoid single row planting it does not

Indoor Flower Garden

1. Design: there are 3 different ways in which you can approach an indoor garden. Container gardening, hydroponic gardening or using artificial plants. Container gardening is simply keeping all of your plants in containers, it is easy to maintain and the plants can later be moved outdoors if you so wish. Hydroponic gardening is a specialized gardening that uses fertilized water and a non-soil starter. Artificial arrangements are a fantastic way to have a less time consuming yet still visually stunning indoor garden.

2. Choose a space. You need to find the perfect space in your home to put your indoor garden in. It should be a place that will encourage the plants to grow if you choose to do a natural garden. A room that has access to natural light and windows, so that the plants have access to fresh air. It is also better to not put them in a room that is too cold.

3. Choose your plants. You will need to select your plants carefully so that you can easily maintain them. It is best to choose flowers and plants that can thrive in different environments. Consider using Peace Lily and African

Successful Seedlings

Vegetable seeds need a light, friable soil that will hold moisture, to grow. Seeds must absorb 40-60{4f3f347e0f4f5399bd5ffb5aac9631523dec4e8ae4744270732d6cf9cb30e567} of their weight in water to trigger germination. They also need air. When they sprout, they take up moisture from the film of water around the soil particles, they take up air from the space between those
particles. So soil quality is extremely important. Compacted soil will not allow your seeds to sprout.

A good seed raising mixture could be the answer if you are unsure of the quality of your soil. Individual ‘peat pots’ are a great invention because the whole pot goes into the ground without disturbing the roots of your baby plants.

Warmth is also important to growing from seed. Most garden seeds will germinate if soil temperature is around 20C. For colder climates seed beds must be kept warm either by having them in a sunny protected spot in or near the house (like a
porch or garage, out of the elements) or in a glass covered cold frame.

For most vegetable seeds you can expect a germination time of 6-20 days. In another 4-5 weeks, those seedlings should be transplanted into your outdoor

Tulips at Home

First, make sure that you plant other bedding plants before you put in your tulips. Tulip bulbs are fairly delicate and they can be injured if you slice them with a trowel. Instead, put in the other bedding plants first and then plant the bulbs. When you put in the bulbs, they should be planted at a depth that is about three times their height. This will ensure that they are producing good stalks that will break the ground. You should plant them immediately after you get them, but if you are having an unseasonably warm season and you are worried that they will sprout, you can put them in the refrigerator for upwards of two months.

When you are looking for a place to plant your tulip garden, look around for a spot with relatively sandy soil. Tulips and in fact most bulb plants do very well in soil that is well drained. The bulbs themselves should be planted in October or November. Look for a place that will get full or partial sun when you want to plant your tulip garden. Tulips do very well underneath trees because they will get all the sun that

About Planting a Flower Garden

First off, determine the size and shape of the garden plot. Each flower should have enough room at its maximum breadth. For example, if you are planting flowers that spread up to a foot when in full bloom, then allow 12-16 inches around the base. Think of how many flower groups you’re going to have in each row, and give each flower its required space. Also, consider that width is preferable. Think rectangle and not square. A healthy, beautiful flower bed is usually from 4-7 feet wide. They are more aesthetically pleasing arranged this way and allow you to layer as you go.

Secondly, keep in mind that symmetry is naturally pleasing to the eye. It’s a well-known fact that people who are physically symmetrical are generally considered more attractive and it is no different in gardening. If you have flower borders on one side, have the same flower borders on the other. If you have a rose bush on one side of an entrance, have another rose bush on the other side. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a perfectly symmetrical garden-how your garden looks depends on your own preference. You can also

Flower Garden Design Technique

1. In making a flower bed, opt for one which is as large as possible. A lot of gardeners specially the first-timers would normally create a flower bed which is not wide enough thus the plant only end up with limited opportunities to grow. In most cases, flower bed must be 5 to 6 feet wide.

2. Never forget to create curves and lines that would set a section of the garden apart from another. This is especially helpful to create definition among the entire garden area. This will also be more appealing to the eye. Try to shun away from snaking or creating inconsistent lines, it is better to opt for smooth curves.

3. Plant in group for aesthetic purpose. Doing this will give unity among flowers of the same kind and you will also be able to maintain them easier. Those flower garden design that possess no grouping at all normally look all messed up thus experts suggest to plant in group of three or more. Also, this will add up texture and colors to the garden.

4. You should also add up a plant which can be used for edging, filling, and

Care for Long Stem Roses

Since the first discovered Hybrid Tea in 1867, there has been an explosion leading to thousands of long stem varieties coming in virtually every color except for blue or black. These long stem roses tend to flower continuously and can grow 2-6 feet tall. High susceptibility to disease and less fragrant smell, when compared to other types of roses, is often attributed to the great deal of inbreeding that has taken place to achieve the attractiveness of long stem roses.

When planting your long stem roses, be sure to select an area where they will get 6 hours of sunlight and good air circulation.

Do hard pruning in the late winter or early spring just as new growth begins. Remove old damaged canes from the center to let in fresh air and sunlight, leaving the thick healthy ones forming a circle on the outside. Cut the remaining stems to 12-24 inches and fertilize in a few weeks time.

To protect during harsh winters, tie the canes together and mound with soil. Surround the mound with insulating materials such as leaves or straw and shelter with a cylinder, perforated with breathing holes.

Adopt a regular

Winter Flowering

Following is a list of winter flowering garden plants that can bring your dreary garden back to life, creating an optimistic landscape, a winter bright spot with an endless array of colour. Let’s start with the world’s number one flowering winter garden plant, the pansy.

Pansies: The world’s foremost favourite flowering annual, the pansy has an enormous array of colours and colour combinations. Pansies grow and flower readily in cooler conditions and with correct positioning can flower all year round. A must have annual in any garden anytime, especially through drab winters.

Kale: Renowned for its ornamental foliage, kale is actually a variety of cabbage. With stunning colour displays in pink, brown and purple, the colours deepen and change as the temperature drops.

Viola: Similar to pansies but with smaller flowers, these fragrant little beauties flower abundantly throughout early autumn to late spring. Their masses of flowers in endless colours are a wonderful sight in any garden.

Primula: These slender plants usually grow on a long stem surrounded with either small pink, white, or mauve flowers. Easy to grow and able to withstand climatic fluctuations, primula add a touch of elegance and a cottage

Post Blossom Tulip Care

When the tulip petals fall from the flower, a seed pod is left on the stem. The tulip plant will continue to feed the seed pod by extracting nutrients from the soil. Since the flower won’t bloom again, the seed pod robs the tulip bulb of the energy it needs to regenerate. When the pod is removed, the plant draws energy from the environment and stores it in the tulip bulb. So, if you remove the seed pod, you give the tulip bulb the chance to renew itself.

Deadheading a tulip flower is easy to do. Simply take a pair of garden shears and snip off the seed pod about one inch below the seed pod on the tulip plant. Once you have removed the flower from the plant, leave the rest of the vegetation alone. Allow the plant dry up and turn brown naturally. Don’t even water the plant. After the leaves turn yellow or brown, prune the vegetation down to the dirt.

If you keep the tulip bulbs underground, they will remain dormant until the fall months. In July, you can dig up the bulbs, shave their roots, and allow them to dry. Place

Wild Flower Garden

I was new to this and thought that this particular section of my yard would require little work. After all, if these flowers grow wild without any human help then I had found the ultimate “no maintenance” garden…right. Wrong. As I researched, I learned that I had to design my wild flower garden to take account of soil type, light and moisture.

However, I also found that if you are prepared to learn from nature, it becomes a delightful journey with guaranteed success, after all, mother nature has been growing flowers and trees since time began.

If you are considering a natural wild flower garden, remember for success you need to work with your local environment and choose plants that will thrive in those conditions. Again, learn from nature, check out local forests, meadows and parks. What kind of wild flowers grow there and just as important, exactly where are they growing, under trees, out in full sun, between rocks or at the edge of a pond.

Your garden can be anything you want, a full wild flower garden or a garden within your existing garden, it can have a simple mulch path with a

Perennial Flowers

When selecting a site for a perennial flower garden, you should be certain that it receives enough sunlight. Most perennial flowers thrive on six hours of sunlight a day or more. If you are stuck with a shady place, however, you can still grow some perennial flowers. You will just need to be careful of which varieties you choose, and make sure they are shade tolerant.

You also need to consider soil quality and drainage in your proposed perennial flower garden site. Avoid planting in areas with an abundance of weeds, as they will compete with the perennial flowers for needed nutrients and water. You should also avoid areas that have poor drainage. While perennial flowers will be able to survive in a wet area for a short period of time after a rain or watering, they will not survive in an area where there is standing water for long periods of time. Ideally, the soil in your perennial flower garden site will also be fluffy and rich, but if not, try to incorporate sufficient compost into the soil before you plant your flowers.

You should also consider foot traffic and children and pet play habits