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It’s that time of year when holiday plants, from poinsettias to paperwhites line store shelves. The amaryllis is probably the most refined bloom of the bunch, with its long, slender neck and big, yet graceful flowers. It’s possible to purchase an amaryllis that is ready to bloom. But if you want to force the bulb yourself—or you’ve saved your bulb from last year—sometimes it’s hard to find the right container. Here are a few ideas from Dig Drop Done, an organization that promotes bulb gardening throughout North America.
The soup can container
Group three or five amaryllis bulbs in tin cans with interesting labels. Here, a few pebbles—or are they legumes?—have been used to fill in the top of the can.
When it comes to running a shop, presentation is absolutely everything. Shop owners are always competing with one another, and they frequently work within very tight profit margins. It is sometimes difficult to determine why certain customers will become loyal to one brand, when they could have just as easily selected another. Shop owners have to do as much as possible to tip the scale in their favour. The appearance of a store is going to be a major factor in its general public perception. Getting people into the stores in the first place is often the hardest part, and some of that comes down to the visuals involved.
What is work in the garden ? For a garden photographer in his own garden, work shifts as the garden speaks.
There are times when the garden cries out for care, and the work is sweaty, grimy, intensely physical. Then there are times when the garden sings and the work is quiet, aesthetically sensual, even joyful.
The division of labor is often predictable. In spring I can gloriously plan for camera work. In autumn I expect to clean up and rake. But sometimes in autumn when the trees drop their leaves, abstract expressions carpeting the ground, my work changes and I switch tools. I put my rake to rest. It is one of those unspoken moments when the garden doesnt need to say a word. Captu
With Thanksgiving around the corner, preparing for the holiday feast takes money, energy and time, limiting availability for holiday decorations. During the most delicious day of the year, your effort doesnt need consume your energy, time, wallet it only needs to use your printer.
Thanksgiving printables are an inexpensive and simple, yet festive strategy to keep your eyes equally as happy as your stomach. So weve compiled a massive list of festive home decor printables for picture frames, fireplace mantels, table settings, and more!
Below is a list of downloadable resources, ready for you to simply print and decorate. Dont let the turkey gobble your wallet, when all it needs is ink.
Q: How do I prevent clay and ceramic pots from cracking over winter?
A: Terracotta and unglazed ceramic absorb water, which then freezes and expands, cracking the pots. Water in the soil in planted containers does the same thing. One tip is to put a length of hose (with the ends plugged) around he inside of the pot before planting. This may help absorb some of the expansion.
Better, though, bring the pots into a garage, greenhouse or shed, where they will be drier. Occasionally throw a bit of snow on top; it will melt eventually to water the plant. Empty pots should be cleaned with a bleach solution, then stacked in a heated garage or the basement. If they’re left outside, cover them with a tarp.