If you are anything like I am, you are probably guilty of creating flower gardens without considering their purpose. Not that growing beautiful flowers isn't a purpose in itself, but you know what I mean. I added two special pages today. One is on planning and designing a Moon Garden for enjoying those quiet nights under the stars. The second gives you tips and ideas for designing your own Sensory Garden. Both gardens create a delightful area for rest and relaxation.
I'll be honest with you, I've never set out deliberately to create either garden, but my backyard has all the features of a Sensory Garden. I plant to create a Small Moon garden for next summer.
If you are considering either, take a moment and browse the ideas for each. They won't give you step-by-step directions, but they will provide you with the information you need to know to create your own gardens. May they inspire you to create your
Until Next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
It doesn't seem possible that it's time to be talking about taking cuttings from your summer annuals already, but here in Maine the nights are getting cool and fall is approaching quickly. That means taking cuttings from those summer annuals, like impatiens and begonias and rooting them. You can, of course, bring the whole plant inside for the winter, but they often struggle to thrive when moved inside. Taking cuttings and starting new plants for houseplants lets you keep them growing without fussy with scraggly plants for months.
You can also root plants in a glass or vase of water, but the roots tend to be more brittle.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
I'm pleased to announce that Maine Garden Ideas has a new look with tons of new information. As many of you know, some of my gardening articles were previously published on another site, but I have moved nearly all of them here. I will adding more as time permits. In the mean time, if you have topics you'd like to learn more about, please drop me a line.
If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to look around and share my site with your gardening friends.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
I found this delightful little Sunflower Stake Feeder at a local store today and couldn't resist buying it. I put it in the center of my perennial bed between the black-eyed Susan's and the purple coneflowers. Although this picture is from Duncraft (you can click the image to see and/or buy the product) it actually looks like a picture of my garden.
I fell in the love with it for several reasons.
There are also a couple of drawbacks to the feeder.
Overall, I am very pleased with this feeder and love how it looks in the garden. If you are looking for a feeder that looks great in your garden - and keeps the squirrels away - give this bird feeder a try.
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