New Garden Furniture? Think Cedar

All of us have their unique opinion as to what makes great patio or deck furniture. One particular popular type is cedar garden furniture, which comes from the cedar tree, a beautiful hardwood grown in North America. Mainly used for out-of-doors, this type of garden furniture is made of high grade western red cedar. With … Read more

Fencing Panels

Now-a-days, a lot of emphasis is paid to the designing of the décor of both the interiors as well as exteriors of houses. The interiors of houses mainly comprise paintings, interior design and furniture but the most important are the fences and the fencing panels that form an important part of the outdoor décor. Fence … Read more


What leaves and petals can be used for making potpourri? Any leaves or petals that have a pleasing fragrance may be used. Some of the best are rose, lavender, lemon-verbena, jasmine, marigold, stock, mignonette, heliotrope, violet, geranium, rosemary, lemon-balm, mint, southernwood, santolina, pink, wallflower, and thyme. I want to make a potpourri of rose petals … Read more

Herb Wheels

I would like to put plants around the spokes of an old wagon wheel that I have. How would you suggest doing this? A wagon wheel or oxcart wheel can be made the central feature of a small, formal herb garden. Select a level, sunny spot in the garden with enriched, well-prepared soil. Place the … Read more

Moraine Gardens

Can you explain what a moraine garden is? How is it made? A moraine is constructed for the purpose of growing certain alpine plants from high altitudes. The garden contains little or not soil, the growing medium being mostly stone chips and shale. The important factor is water. The most complete moraines have cool water … Read more

Meadow Wildflower Gardens

Can you give me some pointers on planning and setting out a meadow wild garden? The meadow where wildflowers are to be grown should be open, sunny, and preferably fenced with either a rustic fence or rock wall. The soil for common meadow flowers should be dry, porous, and preferably a little sandy. Most meadow … Read more