The Meaning Behind Rose Colors

Rose color meaningHave you ever been sent roses and have been unsure of the meaning behind it?

Are you looking to send that special someone a rose, but do know what color to choose?

Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about 4 Tips to Protecting Your Roses Against Winter.

Ladies, have you ever been sent yellow roses and wondered what your admirer was trying to say? Gentlemen, have you wanted to communicate through a rose?

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How to Understand Gardening Zones

USA Gardening Zones

Do you want to plant flowers, shrubs and trees, but don’t know what zone you are?

Are you wondering what a “zone” is?

Then this article is for you. Today, we are taking a deeper look into gardening zones. We are going to answer what a zone is, why it is important to gardeners and what zone you live in. Whether you have a green thumb or you are new to the gardening world, knowing about zones is going to make gardening easier.

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5 Reasons Container Gardening Is Right for You

Container Garden

Have you always wanted to garden?

Does where you live restrict your ability to garden?

There are many reasons why using containers to garden might be right for you. Container gardening can offer you an easy flexible way to garden that can keep things mobile. It can also be a solution for those of us who live in apartments or have certain rules about gardening in our neighborhoods. Today, we are going to take a deeper look at 5 reasons that container gardening is right for you.

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How to Organically Fertilize Your Rose Garden

Organically Fertilize Rose GardenWelcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about The 7 Different Types of Roses.

Would you like to fertilize your roses organically?

Are you wondering what the best fertilizer for your roses?

Once upon a time, fertilizer was known as one thing to gardeners and rose gardeners in particular, well-rotted cow manure. They would bring the manure in by the load, thickly spread it over their rose beds and knew they would have impressive results.

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Fabulous Gardening Tips and Tricks for August

August Gardening Tips & Tricks

How are the hot temperatures affecting your garden?

Are you looking for some tips for your garden this August?

Hot temperatures and droughts; this summer has been difficult on our plants and landscapes. For most of the country, August’s days a filled with hot temperatures and can make gardeners feel exasperated. However, the season is not over and may be an important month for your garden.

Here are some fabulous gardening tips for this August.

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How to Improve Your LEED Performance

Go GreenAre you trying to increase your LEED performance?

Do you want to make your watering system more ‘green’?

What Is LEED?

LEED stands for The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. It encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

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The 7 Different Types of Roses

7 Different Types of RosesWelcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about What is the Best Rose?

Did you know there are 7 different types of Roses?

The roses that are most commonly known are the hybrid tea roses. However, there are other types of roses some that can reach 45 feet when tied to fences or supported by buildings and some that smell of honey. According to the All America Rose Selection, there are 7 types of roses and additional roses falling into those types. On this Rose Friday, we are going to take a look at the 7 different types of roses.

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8 Steps to Building an Island Oasis

Island OasisHave you dreamt about having an island oasis of plants in the middle of your lawn to enhance your landscaping?

Have you envisioned a retaining wall around that island of plants?

An island of plants with a retaining wall around it may be the envy of the neighborhood. The retaining wall can protect your lawn and your plants. Plus, let’s be honest. It looks great. With help from the Backyard Gardening Blog, today we are going to breaking up how to build a retaining wall in only eight easy steps.

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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

Fruits and VegetablesAre you aware of which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a shopper’s guide every year. The shoppers guide is a list of 47 fruits and vegetables that are organized by fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides to the least. Within that one list, there are two separate lists.

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