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Courtyard Garden Design II
You’ve got the space. You have the means and ideas. You’ve decided what you want – a private chillax space (chillax combines chilling and relaxing!) So then, where does the design start? What needs to be done to achieve a dream or two where breathing is easier and me-time is possible? Read on!
Courtyard Garden Design 1
When you need to chill or read, meet friends, entertain or just be alone for a while, what better place to do it all but in your own courtyard. If you have such a space that is plain, unused, or plain ugly and neglected why not spruce it up? Read on for some guiding principles in courtyard design.
Hearts in the Garden
There’s a cornucopia of plants with heart-shaped leaves and flowers to choose from to give something lasting for Valentine’s Day instead of only gobbley chocolates. There’s still time to treat your sweetie so get going today, give your message of love to someone even if you're your own sweetie!
Looking for that WOW factor for your container garden? Look no further, grow a Bougainvillea. It's easy enough to do, it's versatile, it creeps, it cascades, and you can even bonsai one. Tropical climates, lots of sunshine and low maintenance joy on your patio. Bougainvillea? Yes please!
Colourful, intriguing, companionable and easy to grow, Snapdragons are just right when it comes to splashing excitement around your space –they delight as they make their gentle presence felt, they come in several styles and spectacular hues, a sure winner for all sorts of reasons.
Waterwise Olla Pots
The use of Ollas (buried clay pots) for irrigation was documented some 2000 years ago... and it seems we are just beginning to realize just how smart this method of gardening is. Plants respond well, water is conserved, gardens thrive and people can balance a busy life with little fuss containers.
Plants for Bathrooms
Plants do a lot more than just beautify some indoor space, windowsill or corner … there has been a lot of research that proves quite clearly that surrounding ourselves indoors with plants and flowers, herbs and such bring a host of physical and mental health benefits to the fore.
Grow a Salsa Garden
When you say the word Salsa it conjures up good times, good tastes, and good company! So what goes into a salsa? Usually tomato, garlic, onion, chillie peppers and cilantro … and you can grow them all in container. Need a recipe for salsa? There’s one there too!
Green Ingredients Recipes
Green is lean. Green is good. Green is scrumptious - made more so with the knowledge that you grew all the vegetables and herbs yourself (or swapped with a neighbour or maybe bought from the organic market). The taste buds of all who share will thank you for your efforts with requests for more!
Bokashi Composting has a few simple rules to follow, is easy to do, inexpensive, will save in the long-run, and as a ‘green’ act, it's a smart way to live. It is also great for small space gardeners, it’s clean, relatively quick and yes, there is an element of fun and creativity. Try it!
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