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15 Interesting Facts About Flowers

15 Interesting Facts About Flowers

  Flowers have captured human imagination since ancient times primarily because they are beautiful (mostly) and produce various kinds of pleasing smells (with a few exceptions). Different flowers are associated with different symbolism and are used for different purposes.  Given below are some little known and strange fact about some rare and common flowers. There…

Terrace Gardening Part 3

terrace garden, terrace gardening

This is the last post in a three part series on Terrace Gardening. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.     Suggested Plants for Terrace Garden Annuals and Biennials – Aster, Balsam, Marigold, Zinnias, Iceland, Lobelia, Cosmos Perennials – Perennials are good for gracing of deck or terrace. Some of the…

Terrace Gardening Part 2

Terrace Gardening Part 2

    This is second in a series of posts on terrace gardening. You can read the first part here. Planning for Your Terrace Garden A terrace garden needs proper planning before it can be executed. Even if you use it only for a few months of the year or a few times in a…

Terrace Gardening Part 1

Terrace Gardening Part 1

This is the first part in a series of articles on Terrace Gardening. With the ever increasing population and the decreasing living space in urban areas, greenery and gardening is a heavy casualty. Amidst the growing concrete jungles of the cities, terrace gardening is an attempt to make a city better by creating a balance…

Environment Friendly Electric Lawn Mowers

Environment Friendly Electric Lawn Mowers

  According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the US, regularly used commercial lawnmowers can consume more fuel than a typical car. A commercial lawnmower used regularly can consume as much as 2000 gallons of fuel a year, more than 4 times as much as a typical car consumes in a year. What this…

10 Amazing Facts About Trees

10 Amazing Facts About Trees

Trees are the longest living organism on earth. Do you know that trees don’t die of old age? They are killed by insects, diseases or by people.  Some of the oldest known trees like the California Bristlecone Pines and the Giant Sequoias have lived between 4000 to 5000 years! A mature leafy tree produces oxygen…

Top Gardening Blogs 2

Top Gardening Blogs 2

This is our second post on top gardening blogs. If you haven’t read the first one, you can go here and read it and then come back to this post. Like in the previous post, here also we will list four blogs (in no particular order). Gardening Tips n Ideas: As the name suggests this…

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

In warm climatic conditions, specially in India, mosquitoes can be a real menace, not only causing discomfort but also spreading deadly diseases. Now you already know many ways to tackle the mosquito menace, including using coils and creams and chemical sprays. But if you have some gardening space, how about the fending off the nasty…

Floriculture in India

Floriculture in India

What is Floriculture According to the National portal of India, “floriculture is the art and knowledge of growing flowers to perfection. Being a branch of horticulture, it deals with the cultivation of flowers and ornamental crops from the time of planting to the time of harvesting. It also includes production of planting materials through seeds,…

Top Gardening Blogs 1

Top Gardening Blogs 1

  From today on we will start a series of posts listing some of the best gardening blogs from all over the world. In each post we will list four gardening blogs along with a brief description accompanying each link. These blogs are listed in no particular order.  A Way to Garden – One of the more…

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