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  • Enjoying Your Garden and Trees: Self-care while Gardening

    This seems to be the year to focus on “self-care”. There is no place where it is more applicable than when gardening. Trees, such as the magnificent Queensland Bottle Tree, Mango tree, or even an…

  • How to Make Your Garden Trees Grow Faster

    Just like any other living thing, trees need time to mature. Do some research into the tree species that are currently in your garden and you’ll easily learn their expected growth rate. However, with some…

  • The Correct Way to Water Your Garden Trees

    Water is essential for a tree’s survival, but, unfortunately, rainfall often doesn’t provide enough. This makes manual watering a must. However, do this in the wrong way and they’ll still end up suffering, making it…

  • Pruning a Queensland Bottle Tree

    A Queensland bottle tree (which should not be confused with a bottlebrush shrub) does not need trimmed at all if it is in a situation where it has plenty of growing room. Ideally, the bottle…

  • Propagating Olive Trees

    Olive trees can be grown all over the world in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below freezing. In the United States, they can be grown in USDA growing zones 8-10. Olives can be…

  • How and When to Prune a Glauca Grass Tree

    There are three schools of thought on pruning a glauca grass tree. The first is that they do not need to be pruned. The second is that all dead, brown growth should be trimmed away…

  • Pruning Avocado Trees

    In their natural habitat, avocado trees grow just fine without pruning. In a pot or a garden, however, they can quickly become out of control. You will want to do two types of pruning on…

  • Propagating Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees are gorgeous tropical trees that can be grown outdoors in suitable climates or grown as houseplants in areas where the weather is unsuitable. Like many such plants, they tend to grow to the…

  • Pruning Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees do not require a great deal of pruning unless you are growing them indoors or you wish to trim off shoots for starting new plants. If you are growing an indoor dragon tree,…

  • Designing a Garden Layout

    Designing a garden layout can be one of the most interesting and most challenging parts of gardening. Every garden design will be different because it must take into consideration a variety of factors. These include,…

  • Preparing the Soil for a Great Garden

    Soil is the foundation of any garden because the nutrients for your plants reside in the soil. Even if you go in for aquaponics, nutrients are essential for plant growth. In most cases, however, good…