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Learn how to bring your garden and gardening skills beyond the soil. Find out about cooking tips, gardening crafts, and how your plants may even help keep you healthy.
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Herbal Tea Merritt Island FL

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Herbal Tea. You will find informative articles about Herbal Tea, including "Herbal Teas" and "Best Herbs for Teas". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Merritt Island, FL that can help answer your questions about Herbal Tea.

Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant Merritt Island FL

Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive.

Drying Flowers Merritt Island FL

Long after the season for cut flowers has passed, dried versions of summer's bounty let you continue to enjoy color from your garden. Flowers that dry well are typically colorful, compact, strong-stemmed, and relatively low in moisture content.

Making Compost Merritt Island FL

Compost or humus is decomposed or well-rotted organic material, such as vegetable waste, leaves, grass clippings, and livestock manure. This crumbly, soil-like material improves soil texture by increasing the drainage of heavy clay soils and the water and nutrient retention of light, sandy soils.

Preserving Cut Flowers Merritt Island FL

There's nothing like fresh flowers around the house whether they come straight from your garden or from a florist. But when you take the time to put together an arrangement, you'd like it to last forever or at least for more than a few days! Here are some step-by-step tips for extending the vase life of cut flowers in Merritt Island.

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Drawing a Landscape Map Merritt Island FL

Before you design or improve your landscape, the first step is to inventory what you have. The best way to do that is to draw a base map of the site, accurately recording the size and location of permanent features in Merritt Island.

Drying Flowers Merritt Island FL

Long after the season for cut flowers has passed, dried versions of summer's bounty let you continue to enjoy color from your garden. Flowers that dry well are typically colorful, compact, strong-stemmed, and relatively low in moisture content.

Herbal Tea Merritt Island FL

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Herbal Tea. You will find informative articles about Herbal Tea, including "Herbal Teas" and "Best Herbs for Teas". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Merritt Island, FL that can help answer your questions about Herbal Tea.

How-To Project: Building a Terrarium Merritt Island FL

Terrariums can take many forms; all you really need is a clear glass container without drainage holes that's large enough to fit the plant or plants without them hugging the sides, which can lead to disease. You don't need an aquarium-sized home; a small round vase or candle holder can accommodate one special plant.

How-To Project: Creating a Butterfly Garden Merritt Island FL

Swallowtail larvae feed on dill, fennel, and parsley. Butterflies bring an added dimension to your landscape in Merritt Island. Lured by scent and color, they visit certain plants to feed on nectar, a sugary solution containing the carbohydrates that butterflies need for energy. Create a welcoming landscape by including butterfly-friendly plants and features.

How-To Project: Creating a Planting Calendar Merritt Island FL

Although it can be tempting to try to get a jump on the gardening season during an early warm spell, it's best to be patient and wait until the weather is right to plant in Merritt Island. Spring weather in many parts of the country can be erratic, with unseasonably mild weather followed by a severe cold snap. To help you avoid the temptation of planting too early, make a calendar with planting times for various crops.

How-To Project: Decorating Clay Pots Merritt Island FL

Seed catalogs and seed packets are the source of more than seeds for your garden in Merritt Island; they contain wonderful photographs that can transform plain clay pots into beautiful containers. You can affix photos to pots using a technique known as "decoupage" (derived from the French "decouper" meaning "to cut out"), and as long as you seal the paper cutouts with some type of varnish or sealer.

How-To Project: Planting a Windowsill Herb Garden Merritt Island FL

Growing herbs indoors in Merritt Island on a sunny windowsill can provide a convenient source of fresh basil, dill, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs. With a little planning and some good cultural techniques, your indoor herb garden will thrive. Tools and Materials containers (with drainage holes and waterproof saucers) potting soil or soilless seed-starting mix fertilizer herb seeds and/or plants.

Maintaining Container Gardens Merritt Island FL

These simple maintenance tasks keep your patio planters and window boxes looking their best throughout the growing season and help cold-climate gardeners prepare for winter in Merritt Island. Tools and Materials Planted containers Water source, hose or watering can Slow-release and water-soluble fertilizers Scissors or hand pruners Seasonal flowering and foliage plants Chicken wire and loose mulch.

Making Compost Merritt Island FL

Compost or humus is decomposed or well-rotted organic material, such as vegetable waste, leaves, grass clippings, and livestock manure. This crumbly, soil-like material improves soil texture by increasing the drainage of heavy clay soils and the water and nutrient retention of light, sandy soils.

Planting a Child-Friendly Garden Merritt Island FL

Gardeners love to share their interest in gardening, and sharing with their children can be particularly rewarding. Even 2- and 3-year-olds can help plant their own little patch, and watch as life unfolds around them. Here are some suggestions for making gardening enjoyable -- and safe -- for young children in Merritt Island.

Planting a Window Box Merritt Island FL

Combine flowering plants in Merritt Island and those with attractive foliage in window boxes to add color to decks, window sashes, and porch rails. Tools and Materials Window box Potting mix for containers Water source and watering can Plants with attractive flowers and foliage Flowering plant fertilizer, water-soluble Design principles.

Preserving Cut Flowers Merritt Island FL

There's nothing like fresh flowers around the house whether they come straight from your garden or from a florist. But when you take the time to put together an arrangement, you'd like it to last forever or at least for more than a few days! Here are some step-by-step tips for extending the vase life of cut flowers in Merritt Island.

Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant Merritt Island FL

Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive.