Monthly Archives: April 2012
I’ve been busy in the greenhouse over at the Gardening Junky Shop. We have been converting an old greenhouse from a full functioning growing facility, into a green space for displaying our garden goods. We are still growing plants, just not on a large scale like a full-blown greenhouse.
Now that we are almost done with all the grunt-work, I have been collecting photos for greenhouse inspiration over on my Pinterest Boards. Take a look at a few and let me know which ones you like.
I really like the bright turquise paint on the edge boards of the flower racks. Since those are the the colors in my shop, I have decided to paint mine this color also. We have already put in some pavers for walkways that I just love.
I like the little bistro seating they have going on in this space. I also like the tall shelves and all the plants in terra cotta pots. I am just getting started so it will take me a while to get to this point.
I really like this dining room setting in the greenhouse. The white table emphasizes the white in the greenhouse windows. Simple and beautiful. I also love the chandelier!
Plant bulbs and tubers in your garden for a showy display of fragrant flowers. Here are a few tips for planting and caring for bulbs and tubers in your garden. These tips will help if you are a new gardener, or may offer a few new ideas for the more experienced gardener.When to Plant Bulbs You will need to make sure you are planting at the correct time of year. Some bulbs and tubers need to be planted in the spring while others need to be planted in the summer or even in the fall. Time of year is very important for successful growth with a great number of plants. If you are uncertain then you should have this information before you begin.
The Importance of Soil They may not grow as well in your average soil. You may want to add a special bulb planting mix for best results. These are usually rich in calcium and special nutrients that bulbs and tubers need most. You can place this mixture in the hole before planting. Properly amended soil makes for healthy and beautiful plants.
Bulb Planting Depth There are special tools designed for plating bulbs. Each different type of bulb may require a different planting depth in your soil. Bulb planters allow you to gage the depth at which you are planting to get exact results. They also lift out the soil allowing you to add any need nutrients before planting… Continue reading