Monthly Archives: June 2016

Make Your Garden Beautifully With Non Flowering Season

For a garden to look beautiful throughout the year, you need a mix of seasonal and non-seasonal plants i.e. the winter plants for the non-flowering season. When visiting a plant nursery, look for or ask specifically for: 1. Winter flowering plants. 2. Plants with bright stem colour – the kind that will stand out in pale winter light. 3. Look for trees with interesting bark colours, patterns and textures. 4. Lookout for plants with interesting seed heads. 5. If the above four are difficult to come by, ask for plants with evergreen foliage. A winter flowering plant is exotic because the flowers tend to be very fragrant and a big hit with the bumblebees and moths. Ask for fragrant box bushes – these are easier to fit around the periphery of your garden and are especially ideal for small gardens. Fragrant box bushes generally grow to no more than 5ft tall and across and tend to be quite compact. You can really harmonise your garden by carefully selecting colourful stemmed local dogwoods. There are acer, cherry and birch trees all of which have beautiful bark. Trees with cinnamon-coloured bark and glossy mahogany bark look best in the non-flowering season. While at the nursery, ask for late-flowering plants and late-season flowering grasses. You would be lucky to get those. These late-flowering plants and late-season flowering grasses can grace the garden with skeletal interest and subtle hues right through winter. One plant that would be a great addition but generally difficult to obtain in Australia, is the Miscanthus. Ask the nursery owner about it. If you are lucky to get some of these, they look wonderful from spring (when the foliage gets going), through to late summer when they get their plume-like flowers. Also, they hold up to winter wonderfully and exhibit straw-coloured foliage with faded cream flower heads. Better still, Miscanthus come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours. Harmony during the non-flowering season can also be obtained through use of beautiful backdrops for your winter plants. Use light foliage of grasses as a backdrop for plants with interesting winter seed heads. Some of these are the Sedum ‘Matrona’ and ‘Herbstfreude’. Both of these flower into early winter and then produce this beautiful flat, fat, umbels of dark seeds that magically come to life in the winter. Also ask for Echinacea seed heads – these beautiful winter plants have a bristly central boss during winter and it looks like it’s been rolled in icing sugar. Plants nurseries that specialise in Garden Maintenance variety might have topiary shrubs of yew, Ligustrum and box – these add excellent structural backbone to a garden and can become a real eye-catcher. Philip purchased a Jim’s Mowing franchise in Melbourne in 1989, before purchasing the Regional Franchise for South Australia in 1990, becoming the first ever Regional Franchisor in the Jim’s Group. He subsequently sold over 500 franchises over the next 15 years, before selling the Jim’s Mowing South Australian Regional Franchise in 2005. Philip also developed the second largest Jim’s Customer Contact Centre in Adelaide servicing five States and Territories and over 600 franchisees before selling this in early 2007. With a little planning and searching the for the right plants, you can beautifully harmonise your garden even during the non-flowering season.

Some Benefits of Planting a Garden

Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It’s for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret properties that will help us to feel better when consumed. We can make better choices knowing the benefits of these fruits and vegetables. It feels so good to just go to the garden and pick what you need from there instead of running to the pharmacy. I try to have a lot of plants in my garden. Sometimes we have them and we don’t even know the benefits that they have. They’re hiding in our backyard in plain sight. There are numerous varieties of plants with amazing benefits but I will only mention a few. Tomatoes are packed and full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid. The tomatoes are associated with the benefits of the cure for cancer combating the formation of free radicals, diabetes and heart diseases. Also, they have folic acids that help with depression. Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, a tomato is a nutrient food that most people should be eating. Water spinach is another one that has essential nutrients like vitamins A and C as well as a high concentration of beta-carotene. Due to its healing and detoxifying properties, it helps in providing relief in case of skin itching or insect bites. Just add salt to water spinach and grind it into powder. Dab it on the sore spot and wrap it for immediate relief. Another property of this plant or should I say vegetable is that it acts as a sedative for people who have insomnia or sleeping difficulties. Water spinach also is effective in treating ulcers, menstrual pains, toothache, launched urination, nosebleed etc. Aloe vera there so many benefits in aloe vera that this plant is a must have in our garden. It’s excellent in skin conditions like burns, eczema, and is also a quick pain reliever. It has numerous nutrients, one of which is vitamin B12. Aloe Vera can also be used as a body cleanser (blend the crystal inside with the pineapple). I don’t want to forget to mention that it’s great for digestion. Vital to the growth process and healthy function of our body. The benefits are so many that I encourage you to keep it close. Even in a pot in your kitchen you can grow a beautiful Aloe Vera plant. Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium with 100 grams of seeds providing 139 percent of the recommended daily requirement. Magnesium is vital for normal heart functioning, contain lycopene which is good for your face and also helps in improving male fertility. It is also effective in recovering health after illness and sharpening your memory. It can even be used as a tea for treating diabetes, boiling a handful of watermelon seeds in 1-liter water for 45 minutes while keeping the pot covered. Ginger this is another terrific plant full of benefits for our good health, usually called the traveler medicine because it helps with most indigestion problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. It will also help with menstrual cramps, bloating and much more. Keep this one in your garden. Sage one of the must have good for digestion, ulcers, sore throat, improving memory and one more thing; that I know keep most women at the edge. It is known to have properties to reduces menopausal sweats. Sage is also good for menstrual irregularity. So let say goodbye to those menstrual cramps and night sweats with a sage tea. Therefore lets plant more beneficial plants in our garden. To find relief to so many daily health issues. Just give our mother earth the opportunity to work for you and used your garden to make it possible.

Easy Ways To The Best lawn Care

Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It’s for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret properties that will help us to feel better when consumed. We can make better choices knowing the benefits of these fruits and vegetables. It feels so good to just go to the garden and pick what you need from there instead of running to the pharmacy. I try to have a lot of plants in my garden. Sometimes we have them and we don’t even know the benefits that they have. They’re hiding in our backyard in plain sight. There are numerous varieties of plants with amazing benefits but I will only mention a few. Tomatoes are packed and full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid. The tomatoes are associated with the benefits of the cure for cancer combating the formation of free radicals, diabetes and heart diseases. Also, they have folic acids that help with depression. Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, a tomato is a nutrient food that most people should be eating. Water spinach is another one that has essential nutrients like vitamins A and C as well as a high concentration of beta-carotene. Due to its healing and detoxifying properties, it helps in providing relief in case of skin itching or insect bites. Just add salt to water spinach and grind it into powder. Dab it on the sore spot and wrap it for immediate relief. Another property of this plant or should I say vegetable is that it acts as a sedative for people who have insomnia or sleeping difficulties. Water spinach also is effective in treating ulcers, menstrual pains, toothache, launched urination, nosebleed etc. Aloe vera there so many benefits in aloe vera that this plant is a must have in our garden. It’s excellent in skin conditions like burns, eczema, and is also a quick pain reliever. It has numerous nutrients, one of which is vitamin B12. Aloe Vera can also be used as a body cleanser (blend the crystal inside with the pineapple). I don’t want to forget to mention that it’s great for digestion. Vital to the growth process and healthy function of our body. The benefits are so many that I encourage you to keep it close. Even in a pot in your kitchen you can grow a beautiful Aloe Vera plant. Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium with 100 grams of seeds providing 139 percent of the recommended daily requirement. Magnesium is vital for normal heart functioning, contain lycopene which is good for your face and also helps in improving male fertility. It is also effective in recovering health after illness and sharpening your memory. It can even be used as a tea for treating diabetes, boiling a handful of watermelon seeds in 1-liter water for 45 minutes while keeping the pot covered. Ginger this is another terrific plant full of benefits for our good health, usually called the traveler medicine because it helps with most indigestion problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. It will also help with menstrual cramps, bloating and much more. Keep this one in your garden. Sage one of the must have good for digestion, ulcers, sore throat, improving memory and one more thing; that I know keep most women at the edge. It is known to have properties to reduces menopausal sweats. Sage is also good for menstrual irregularity. So let say goodbye to those menstrual cramps and night sweats with a sage tea. Therefore lets plant more beneficial plants in our garden. To find relief to so many daily health issues. Just give our mother earth the opportunity to work for you and used your garden to make it possible.