Bamboo plants are popular garden plants because they are both beautiful and easy to grow. Some types of bamboo plants are great for tropical landscaping, while others fit well in more modern or urban designs. Different bamboo plants for your yard can work well as natural screens in a landscape. Many bamboo varieties grow quickly, so they can be used to block unattractive views. Bamboo can also or create a privacy barrier between you and your neighbors. The dense canes (culms) are both beautiful and prolific. The canes can range from green to yellow to brown to black. Bamboo is a fast-growing evergreen plant that looks good all year long. Two Types of Bamboo Plants: Running and Clumping There are two basic types of bamboo plants, commonly called running and clumping. Running bamboo spread via underground roots. These species can quickly outgrow their intended growing space. Running bamboo grows quickly. The roots are fairly shallow, and they spread with abandon. (See … [Read more...] about Bamboo Plants and How to Grow Them
Should you water trees in winter? If so, what are the best tree watering tips for winter weather? Winter impacts everyone, and that includes the trees in your yard. Most people believe that since trees remain dormant during the winter season, the cold and dry conditions do not impact them. But that is far from the truth. The reality is that trees also experience the stress of the harsh winter season. You may not be able to witness the impact of winter on trees, but internally they are impacted unless you take proper steps to provide them relief. Editor’s Note: Keeping your trees healthy can involve more than proper watering. Dead tree branches should be removed to maintain optimum tree health. A battery-powered chainsaw is a handy tool to have in your tool shed! Protect Trees in Winter When it comes to providing relief, you must first know how the trees are affected by winter. Most people do not realize that if trees head into winter with dry roots, it can … [Read more...] about Should You Water Trees in Winter?
Chose the right type of hydrangeas for your area, and these flowering shrubs will always make you smile. Hydrangeas are some of the most popular and sought-after flowers. But because of the variety of hydrangea species, they often cause great confusion. This article will simplify these beautiful flowering shrubs and explain how to grow hydrangeas. Success with hydrangeas comes down to three things. The first is choosing the perfect type for your region. Second, planting them in the right location. And finally, knowing how to care for them. How to Grow Hydrangeas: The Best Type for You When most people choose to grow hydrangeas, they choose specific varieties with the flowers they want in their garden. This might backfire when it comes time to grow hydrangeas, however, because some of the species behave very differently, which affects blooming. Knowing which type you’re considering, and matching it to the weather in your area, is key to seeing flowers on your … [Read more...] about Hydrangea Happiness: How to Grow Hydrangeas
The cold of winter offers a good time for a living room makeover. Your living room or den area deserves this special attention. That’s because this is where you will be hosting gatherings for friends and family. For a winter living room makeover, warmth should be your top priority. The room must feel cozy and comfortable. Plus, it must be attractive enough to become a much-loved venue for the holiday season—and beyond. However, budget constraints may seem daunting. But you can still achieve a lot without “burning a hole in your pocket.” Here are some simple and affordable ideas that can help make your living room the perfect place for comfortable winter get-togethers with friends and family. Invest in cozy throws Winter is the best time to pamper your living space with cozy and comfortable add-ons. Throw pillows for your couch are a great addition for the living room. Invest in warm fabrics like wool, cashmere or sheepskin. You can add a luxurious feel to the … [Read more...] about A Winter Living Room Makeover on a Budget
Here are 6 essentials that will make your outdoor living space cozy and comfortable this winter The toasty-warm summer (perhaps even blistering) is behind us. Now is the time to think about getting your outdoor living space ready for winter. Are you looking forward to those crisper mornings and chillier evenings? Cooler weather is right around the corner! To get ready for the change in the season, start planning and creating that cozy outdoor living space that you can enjoy in the fall and winter. We have gathered our 6 essential elements for transforming your patio, deck, or courtyard into a winter outdoor living space. Use these tips and you can enjoy the autumn and winter outdoors while staying warm and comfortable. Plan Your Outdoor Living Space for Colder Weather The trick is to think of all the things that make your indoor living spaces intimate and cozy. Then, recreate that same feeling outside with seating, heating and accessories that are appropriate … [Read more...] about Tips for Winter Outdoor Living Space