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Ideas for Patio or Balcony

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Small space gardens, Let me offer you guys some solutions for gardening without a garden.

Ideas for patio or balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny apartment. What to do?

You can still make it happen.  You just need a little imagination.

Signs of Spring and Capture It

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Everyday is a new life,  seize it and live it more happier.

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Signs of spring here,  so my theme is ‘LIFE’. Took a photo of a branch just starting to come into life from the garden. Placed in a green bottle I had and then just followed Kim’s tutorial.

Grow Vegetables In the Shade

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We are accustomed to in a sunny place to grow vegetables, because people generally believe in a sunny place to grow vegetables to get higher yields. However, in the shade can also grow vegetables.

MARK HOFFMAN: “The bottom line here is that most plants will produce more in full sun. But if you do not have full sun, there are other options.”

Mark Hoffman’s tomato plants growing up into the leaves of an oak tree

Grow Vegetables In the ShadeFor example, he grows tomatoes near oak trees. Oak trees can produce a lot of shade. But Mr. Hoffman says his tomato plants grow as long as they get five hours a day of direct sunshine, especially morning sun.

Not only does this go against the traditional advice that tomatoes need six, eight, even twelve hours a day of full sun. It also shows how plants and tree roots can share nutrients and water.

Mr. Hoffman also planted asparagus around a tree at its drip line, the area below the outer limit of the branches.

MARK HOFFMAN: “Now the asparagus is in partial shade. It has been there for six years now and is doing wonderfully. It is right at the drip line of the tree. So when it rains, all the rain drips down right on the asparagus.”

The Hoffmans’ website includes a list of vegetables, flowers and herbs that have produced acceptably for them in partial shade. Besides tomatoes and asparagus, these include broccoli, daylilies, horseradish, Irish potatoes, oregano and winter onions.

Mr. Hoffman says plants with wider leaves seem to do better in shady environments. He also found that his potatoes did better in partial shade than in full sun.

Moving them out of the sun helped control an insect problem with leaf hoppers. Mr. Hoffman does not use pesticides. Instead, he planted the potatoes at the drip line, especially on the east side of the tree.

The potatoes get morning sun, but they are shaded during the hottest part of the day. Leaf hoppers dislike shade, and the hottest part of the day is when they do the worst of their damage.

Who Cares for the Plants and Landscaping in Your Neighborhoods

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green plants and planters in the neighborhood

I figure not everyone are rich enough to live in some luxury neighborhood with plenty of green views and professional 24 hours property management.

Ordinary people living in some ordinary neighborhood and the people living there are not getting along well with the property management department or even don’t have one.

The case is often like this: a bunch of people may refuse to pay the property management fee according to different reasons, just listing a few: The house is rent, not theirs. Their bicyles are often being stolen. They just don’t care if the green plants in this area is dying or not. They don’t think they are receiving any services from the property dept.

On the other hand, the property dept. also going in vicious circle, they don’t receive enough money to get wages paid, so they don’t attend to the green plants, pay no attention to the safety of the transportation vehicles……..

So, what I want to say is that, the plants and planter in our neiborhoods are so lucky to get someone to attend to, even though I haven’t got around to pay my property fees.

Keep Plants in Your Office

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keeping some kind of nice plants in your office desk is a great idea to make you feeling better every working day.  Question is: Can you keep them alive ? I’v tried for several kinds of plants, but failed after short monthes.

The dead list even includes a Cactus, which is one of those plants with strong will and living capacity.

So the tips for you would be like this based on the experiece I got with the green plants.

1, Choose the kind of plants that are not so delicate and fragile.
2, The green plants must be fond of shade enviroment, not sun type.
3, Avoid flowers type, since they may be kind of trouble to keep fresh and live.
4, Water regularly and with appropriately.
5, Don’t let the air condition directly blow it.

Maybe you got something to add here.

My Canon IXUS95 Work in My Vegetable Garden

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cannon ixus95 garden flower shot

First, I have to say that, I’m not at all professional at photography, it’s only for fun and interstes that I taken so many shots in my garden yestoday since I bought the new Canon digital camera IXUS 95, I thougt I have to give it a few shots and to test its photo quality.

The best place to do this is in my vegetable garden, where the color is vivid with so many green and other fancy colors. Also, it’s in the sunshine outside, so it’s great for the Macro Lens shooting model. That piece above there is one of my Macro Lens effects picture. Maybe not that perfect, but I’m quite satisfied with it. :) Someday, when I got a really professional camera like Canon 450D, I would do a whole lot better. I just need to do more practice.

A few tips I thought about how to make a better shootings:

Photo composition idea: That’s something based on personal taste and artisitic flavor.

Light and angle: The core of photography. It’s all of the skills talks about.

Others: Welcome to make your suggestions here.

Garden Plants that Free You from Summer Heat

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Thanks to global warming, now the summer seems to be heater year by year.  It’s May, soon the summer heat will make us to live in suffering especially if you are in the outside with sunshine directly pouring on you.

There is no better relaxed feeling than taking a green tea in your cool garden area  after a long days work in the day, with gental wind coming nicely. The conditional room will never makes your head feel refleshing. That’s why people cherish their garden area and see it as a little private space for your soul and to touch nature smell.

Different people may have differnet thought about the garden decor style, it’s a space for your imagination to extend, you can make your most outrageous idea into reality on condition that it won’t cost too much money. For example, you should cut your trees in crazy shapes or bring in any weird sculptures. You decide, since it’s your area.

I started this blog for recording my stroy with garden or happened in the garden, anything that could reminds you of nature’s beauty and magic moment. Let’s enjoy this ride together.

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