Category Archives: Plants

Fantastic Balcony Garden Ideas

Fantastic Balcony Garden Ideas

The best thing a plant lover living in high-rise buildings and condos is a balcony garden. A balcony garden can be an excellent retreat for urban gardeners. Fortunately, you do not have to be a master gardener to have a nice balcony garden in your apartment.


The first thing to do of course is examine your balcony. What size is it, how much space do you wish to use for chairs and table, how much for plants? Then there is the matter of growing conditions. Is the railing open or closed, in which direction does the balcony face, is it shaded by buildings or trees, how high up is it? All of these factors will regulate the amount of light available.

You will soon be stopped by your neighbors who will comment on the stunning display of summer hanging flowers you have created in a simple container garden! All it takes is:


African Safari Decorating – Wild Africa In Your Home

African Safari Decorating – Wild Africa In Your Home

Surrounded by unique textures, patterns and color, encouraging harmony with the environment is greatly enhanced by free roaming of elephants, hippos playing in shallow waters, antelope and zebra coming in for a drink, giraffe feeding on the acacia and lion prides lounging in the shade. African safari decorating offers an appealing approach to any home design with its blend of African influence and European Old World style. This compelling, tasteful lifestyle emphasizes relaxed living, offering the overall effect of a natural and comforting environment.

Create a Tropical Area Inside a House

Create a Tropical Area Inside a House

Lush green forests, sandy beaches and glorious sunshine, it is doubtless that nothing could be better than a tropical place to live in. Well, if your house is not located in a tropical area, simply create a tropical area inside your house. With few simple additions, your customized tropical area of your home can be a great source of relaxation and beauty.

Feng Shui Indoor Plants

Feng Shui Indoor Plants

Caring for house plants does not require a green thumb. In the practice of Feng Shui its purpose is to generate good chi. Indoor house plants are great for purifying air and bring fresh new chi into the home environment.

Houseplants are great for clearing the blocked and stagnant energies in the home. However, an unkempt house plant can stagnant the energies in the home and produce negative chi if the indoor house plant is not cared for adequately.

Spring’s Most Elegant Flowering Bush

Spring’s Most Elegant Flowering Bush

Chinese snowball is the plant for a savvy spring gardener. Statuesque in scale, one bush is all you need to make a statement. Laden with hydrangea-like blooms, a single specimen can add oomph to the border or be trained into a small accent tree. This semievergreen blends beautifully into any yard.

The flowers are the draw here. From April into May (and even early June in cooler climates), you’ll be rewarded with spectacular, softball-size blooms. These flowers start out lime green and then open to pristine white. Because the blooms are sterile, this viburnum does not produce fruit. And while many viburnums are fragrant, Chinese snowball isn’t—a bonus for those with sensitive noses. Once flowering is done, this dense, round shrub blends into the background, allowing other plants to steal the show. One or two in a suburban-size yard are plenty.