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Update Your Garden With Autumnal Plants

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It is still summer but hey, it will not be long before autumn ushers. And wouldn’t you like some gardening before that happens?  Prepare your garden with autumnal plants that will stand out during the coming season. Some can even go beyond the cold spells of winter time.

You can grow many types of plants that will thrive during the colder season, and here are some of the types of plants you can consider:

Flowering plants


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This flower add bright colors of violet and deep purple to any patio. Aside from being pretty to look at and easy to plant, pansies are also edible! You can eat the entire flower, sepals and all! It has a mild, minty flavor, adding richness to your palate. Be careful though. Do not buy pansies from florists or those treated with pesticides if you want to add them to your salads for eating.


Begonias are pretty flowers that look the part anywhere you put it, whether in a planter, near the shady parts of your patio, or even as hanging plants.


Vegetables and Herbs


Arugula is a nice leafy, crunchy vegetable use in salads. It is a member of the Brassica family of plants that can easily be grown. They are best planted at least a month before the first frost in your area. Leaves can be plucked while they are young so as not to have any bitter taste.


Carrots are best planted before the colder season. So if you want to harvest your carrots by spring, planting them during autumn, up until October, you are sure to enjoy your crisp carrots harvest by spring.



Smoke bush

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It is a purple-leaved Cotinus plant that adds a pop of orange to deep red colors during fall. It likes a sunny spot but it is considered as a hardy plant that can thrive even during cold winter.

Winterthur smooth witherod viburnum

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This is a beautiful shrub that is full of vibrant colors of dark red from its leaves to deep indigo from its fruits. It is perfect even during summer all the way to fall. It is covered with small white flowers during late summer.


Fruit bearing plants

Golden Raspberry

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This is a variety of the red raspberry kind but has golden hue. It has a citrusy flavor, and birds don’t bother it as much because of its lighter color. Giving it the impression that it is unripe.

This plant can easily be cultivated too.


Autumnal plants can give your garden a nice dramatic effect when season is about to change especially when their leaves start changing colors, and some flowers and even berries will appear to provide bright hues of warm reads, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, black to usher the coming cold season. They can add beauty to your garden with their individual characters. Spice up your garden with plants that can even thrive beyond winter time. Enjoy gardening!

How To Make Your Garden Workshop More Secure


Some people put some serious work into their gardens. For most people, this means that they usually create a workshop near their garden where they can store and organize supplies and tools. Necessary planning can also occur here as well, with usually a white board and dry erase markers providing a necessary means to draw out plans and keep track of important dates. However, there also needs to be some way of securing this safe haven in order to make sure that it not only does its assigned job of acting as storage but also so that the other projects may be completed as well. Here are simple ways to secure the workshop:

From The Floor Up

It helps if the large garden workshop is designed for security from the floor up. It is best to start with a cement floor so that the workshop has a solid foundation. This should enable to keep any supplies reasonably dry, especially if the foundation is at least a few inches above ground level. Upon this should be built the workshop itself, even if it is just essentially a regular garden workshop. The workshop itself should be as weatherproof as possible, and should have some decent ventilation. The door should be lockable from the inside and out, ensuring a secure working environment. Combined with a basic close circuit television or webcam, the workshop can be made reasonably secure.

Additional Security Measures

The workshop can be made additionally secure with just a few extra measures. A decent first aid kit should be in place for at least the most basic of accidents. The workshop should also be within view of the house so that it can be easily checked in order to allay suspicion of break ins, or to easily confirm that it has happened from the security of the house. A simple alarm system can also be set up, as well as extending the house security to the workshop. With a little care, it can be secured against any basic problem.

Some Basic Security Suggestions:

  • Make sure that the lock used is strengthened steel and easily replaceable.
  • You can buy a small camera that can be accessed via the web for better security.
  • Make sure that you have a list of items in the workshop in case of theft.
  • Limit access to the workshop as much as possible.
  • Make sure that the workshop has a cement floor if at all possible.

By following this advice, your workshop should be a secure place to work. You will not only be able to maintain plans for your garden, but also make sure that your tools will be secure and safe as well. The workshop should be a place you can go to be safe in the knowledge that you can work there and enjoy your time. It does not take much to create a safe place, and it can be well worth the time and effort to make the workshop a great place for you to work.

Pocket Gardens For Small Yards

Having a garden is one of the dreams of homeowners who loves plants, gardening and have a knack for making plants thrive in any condition. Other homeowners prefer to have gardens because they add beauty to their property and brings nature close to home. However, not every homes have the space to accommodate a garden so other people make do with buying plants in pots and just putting them in one area or wherever is available to bring a semblance of nature to their home.

A pocket garden will be a good solution to those small space woes. Here are some inspirations for you and some may just be suitable to your tight quarters back home and some tips to consider when creating a pocket garden.


Use small pots

Collect small pots and put them in one area of the yard or your house to mimic a small garden. Use various plants like flowery, and leafy plants. They will give of a vibes of a small garden that you’ve always loved.

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photo credit: edomontonsun.com

Repurpose unused drawers

Do you have old cabinets or dressers that you want to throw? Don’t do that just yet. Save the drawers and repurpose them into plant beds.

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photo credit: alwaysintrend.com

Use pipes as hanging planters

You can get used pipes and cut them in half and drill holes for water to drip. Hang them up or prop them against a bare wall in your house and create a small garden out of them.

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Create vertical gardens on vacant walls

Do you have a blank wall that you just don’t know what to do? Spice it up and create a vertical garden instead.

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Create Your Own Garden This Summer

Have a green thumb?  Interested in growing your own food or need some inspiration to get started?  Then take advantage of  the summer to start a garden. An indoor herb garden or an outdoor garden, either way its fun and relaxing.  Here are some  great DIY garden basket ideas you can put together to get you started.   Assemble one for yourself or give one to a friend.

Supplies needed – a big basket to hold it all, some fun garden  clogs, sturdy gloves, an apron to keep your clothes from getting  to messy, pruning shears, some seeds and some labels.



Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles

Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles

This hand woven tote is made in Morocco and uses 100% natural materials.  Ideal for storing your garden supplies, sturdy leather handles.  Can double for use in shopping, picnics, a day at the beach and family outings. 

Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles, 27″Lx12″Wx14″H – Valencia – $31.00, 9.99 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Bamboula Basket Market Tote

Bamboula Basket Market Tote

These Bamboula Basket Market Shopping Totes are hand-woven by the skilled artisan weavers of Ghana, Western Africa. Comes with a beautiful braided leather handle. Flexible, strong and durable. Easy to clean with just a garden hose.

Basket Bolga Market Shopping Tote (Ghana) Straw w/ Leather Handle Assorted – Bamboula #BSKG16 – $46.97, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets

Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets

Made from durable straw and sewed with polyester fabric lining.  Easy to grip inner handle design with easy access to all your tools and supplies.


Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets (Coffee) – $19.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Kiwi Premium Garden Clog

Kiwi Premium Garden Clog

Sloggers premium garden clogs feature a premium lining and comfort insole. Waterproof and comfortable for the garden.  Comes in many great colors

Principle Plastics #260KW09 SZ9 Kiwi Premium Garden Clog – $23.05 (20% off), 6.49 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

Women s Classic Birki Clog – Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40

Women s Classic Birki Clog - Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40

Ultra-light one piece and colorful. They are comfortable reasonably priced. Stylish and fun.


Women s Classic Birki Clog – Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40 – $59.95, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

Fairy Princess Garden Gloves

Fairy Princess Garden Gloves

These princess garden gripping gloves will make your gardening task a snap. The knit wrist will help keep the dirt out.


Fairy Princess Garden Gloves – $9.95, 5.01 shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

Womens Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets

Womens Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets

Your perfect gardening partner. Made of denim, it is comfortable to tie around your waist, has 5 large and convenient pockets for your gardening tools and machine washable. 


7407-200 Womens Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets, Denim – $19.75, 5.74 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears

YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears

Light-weight and sharp to get the job done. Once your garden is blooming these are perfect for pruning all types of shrubs, weeds, branches etc.


YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears – $16.99, 6.95 shipping – Available at Sears.com

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Organic Seeds

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Organic Seeds

Your first salad from candy apple red stems with dark green, red-veined leaves.


Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Beta vulgaris, vulgaris group 200 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.55, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds

Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David's Garden Seeds

Produces heavy yields of 3 to 4 pound melons.  You will have fun just watching these grow and you might be tempted to pick them early.


Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.25, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Herb Anise Hyssop

Herb Anise Hyssop

Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried for salads, teas and garnishes.  They are very aromatic with a sweet licorice-mint flavor.

Herb Anise Hyssop D933A (Purple) 100 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $7.69, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Green Hot Peppers

Green Hot Peppers

There are unique peppers are famous in Spain.  Generally about 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mildly hot


Pepper Padron D666A (Green Hot) 25 Heirloom Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.25, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Red Beefsteak Tomatoes

Red Beefsteak Tomatoes

Deep pink tomatoes are earlier, more uniform and slightly smaller.  Fruits have lots of deep, acidic tomato flavor and a rich, creamy texture.


Tomato German Johnson D3815A (Red Beefsteak) 50 Organic Heirloom Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.95, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Barnel – USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit

Barnel - USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit

Of course, what’s gardening without these handy tools?


Barnel – USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit – $17.99, 6.95 shipping – Available at Sears.com

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Beautiful Flowering Shrubs To Add To Your Garden

The weather is so lovely that it is inviting to do gardening once again. Although where I live, the nice weather after winter is so short that tending your garden has to be done in a hasty fashion. However, if you live in the other part of the world where spring is still on and the weather is kind, you will find yourself putting your best gardening tools out from shed for some serious gardening action and consider these beautiful flowering shrubs to add to your garden.

Adding some nice plants to your garden will liven up the area and more so, there are plenty of beautiful flowering shrubs that you may consider adding to your array of flora. Below are some common flowering shrubs you may consider:

Viburnum – Most of the shrubs flowers are in the shade of pink or white.

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Mountain Laurel – This is a beautiful shrub with showy clusters of red, pink or white flowers which normally blooms in late spring or early summer.

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Photo credit: ncgrant.blogspot.com


Weigela – This beautiful plant bears lovely blooms that look like smaller version of a Stargazer Lily.

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Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org


Rhododendron – This is one of the common shrubs but yields very beautiful clusters of flowers in various colors.

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