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How To Start a Garden



There is nothing more beautiful than a lush garden with all it’s different colors and fragrances. It is not difficult to achieve a beautiful and productive garden, Jen’s Reviews has a great and informative step by step article to help you with your gardening:


I have gardened for many, many years and have many, many books ranging from communing with nature spirits to controlling pests with their natural enemies.

What are the most important lessons I have learned over the years? How would I advise someone to begin for guaranteed success? Continued Here…


Theme Garden: Plant an Herbal Tea Garden


Another great idea for a theme garden is to plant an herbal tea garden. There are many herbs that make delicious and relaxing teas and you can plant them together into a wonderful herbal tea garden. And if you’re a tea lover you can have fresh herbs available from your own garden instead of buying them from a store.

Some of the best herbs to make teas are chamomile, lavender, rosemary, lemon verbena, lemon balm, mint, and sage. These are just a few of the great variety of herbs that you can grow and even combine to make delicious tea blends to suit your taste. These herbs are also very fragrant so your tea garden will also smell great too.

A lot of these herbs are easy to grow and as I mentioned in a previous post, they don’t require too much space, as a matter of fact you can grow a gorgeous little container herbal tea garden. When I was in my NY apartment I had my window sills filled with these fragrant little herb gardens. I loved experimenting with pots too so I did the Mediterranean garden pot cans that I discussed in a previous post and I also planted some of my herbs in baskets which was really fun to do.

Follow these links for more information and tips about growing an herbal tea garden:




Theme Gardens: Butterfly Gardens


A fun and creative way to spruce up your garden is to plant specific theme gardens. You can plant certain flowers and herbs together to create a particular theme. One of the most popular and fun themes for gardeners is to create a lush butterfly garden. You can plant flowers and herbs that will specifically attract these beautiful insects to your garden

Butterflies are attracted to specific host plants where they lay their eggs and also feed, the host plants vary according to the specific species of butterflies. There are a few things to keep in mind in order to plan your garden. Butterflies thrive in the sun, so make sure that your plants will be in a spot that will get plenty of sunshine during the day. They need to sit in the sunlight and warm themselves, so placing rocks and twigs in your garden for them to land and rest on is a good idea. They also need a source of water.

It is also a good idea to look into what species of butterflies are native to your area and what particular plants attract them. There is a lot of great information about butterfly gardening in the links below.




* The pic I took of the butterfly above was on a Hyssop plant.