Friday, November 16, 2007

Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan from

Those concerned about buying eco-friendly or “green” products of all kinds.

The purpose of the Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan is to provide warmth with style and with earth friendly materials.

Pros: In this world of fake everything, it isn’t easy to live green. Oh, we can buy green products to clean our homes. Some of us have even gone to the trouble and expense of installing solar power grids to save energy. Still, even with all of the care we take, we still leave a footprint on the earth because we need cars and groceries and clothing like everybody else. We buy organic food as often as we can. We don’t use any more gasoline than we have to. It is nice to find beautiful clothing that we love to wear that is earth-friendly, and Gaiam provides it for us.

The thigh length Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan is made from long-staple, four-ply yarn spun from the highest quality 100% certified organic wool and the dyes used are low eco-impact.

Cons: The sizes of the Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan run just a little small. You should probably order a size larger than you normally wear. But the Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan really is a wonderful product.

Guarantee: Gaiam wants you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, they’ll exchange it, replace it, or refund your money.

Value for money: The Organic Wool Cozy Cardigan is an beautiful garment and an excellent value.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Orange Flowers

Flowers are the best remedy to have when you are feeling sad or lonely. The many beautiful flowers seem to drive away all negative feelings that we may have. The various colors that are available can enhance how we feel. One flower color that we love having around our homes and gardens is that of orange flowers.

These flowers don’t have to be in just one shade of orange to reveal their beauty. To add some vibrancy to your garden or to make an ordinary floral arrangement look great you can mix in several different shades of orange flowers. For instance you can plant a flower bed that is filled with various orange flowers.

In this orange flower bed you can have moss roses in a warm sunset orange planted in the front of the flower bed. You will also find calendulas, cosmos, birds of paradise and other exotic tropical flowers like an orange hibiscus flower. These exotic flowers will look marvelous amongst your regular flowers as they bring a warm and vibrant look to the garden.

With all of the orange flowers you should look at the times that these plants grow to have an idea of which ones are best suited to be planted for year round blooms. As many of your orange flowers are tender annuals and a few half hardy annuals you should see that you have planted them at the right time.

In addition some of these orange flowers can be planted as seeds, and bulbs. So for you to have these orange flowers growing well in your house you should ask your gardening center for advice and help. This way you will have a garden that is full of beautiful orange flowers.

Besides buying seeds, bulbs and orange flowering plants you can buy some cut flowers to bring the warm orange shades into your home. These orange flowers will include Orange Emperor tulips, Illumination Orange Begonias, Dover Orange Peruvian Lily, Nasturtiums, Marigolds and many others. You should see how the orange flowers can mix with other flowers to bring a sense of freshness and vitality to our lives.

When you have selected the orange flowers that you want to have in your gardens and home, you can ask for ideas on the best way to present or arrange these flowers so that they will look fantastic. In addition you can ask what other flower will work well in a flower arrangement with your selected orange flowers.

The reason we are probably attracted to orange flowers is because they remind us of the sunset in all of its brilliant glory. Some of the flowers we will buy because we know that they can fill our homes with a fresh and clean smell of summer. Whatever reason you use the various orange flowers will make you feel happy just by their presence.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Fundamental Forms of the Miniature Art

Bonsai, as you probably know it today, is a miniature plant or tree that is maintained old looking yet small. That’s what most people know about this tiny creature. But the truth of the matter is, there is more to bonsai than its being small and old looking. Originated from China but was only popularized in Japan, bonsai is considered by its masters and hobbyists not just as a horticultural masterpiece, but even a profession and art. It is viewed by many as an art form that defines the degree of understanding and patience that a practitioner can offer while being with nature. Yes, keeping a bonsai alive and good looking takes a lot more patience and understanding. You even need to exert much of what you can offer, including effort and time, just to make your bonsai healthy or in good shape.

Once attacked by several protests, bonsai is rapidly growing in popularity these days. It is not only popular in China and Japan or in other Asian countries, but also accepted and appreciated in the West. Thus, there’s no surprise if you can find some species and forms of it even at your local area.

Speaking of forms, it is important to note, especially for the beginners, that bonsai comes in a number of faces. It is available in a number of forms and styles that each aspiring bonsai master should consider. Want to know what these specific styles are?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Knowing the Trends

When thinking about decorating your home with flowers, it is also a great idea to know the flower trends that are current or popular in the society. Knowing this stuff is somehow similar to knowing your home style as in this case, you will just note what trends available in the market will fit well to your home style.

Well, according to some florists, it is good to incorporate the latest of the flower trends in today’s modern society. This is considered for the reason that flowers are very much a part of the social and fashion scenes. As the society and fashion arena change, flower arrangement styles also change. Thus, new trends emerge everyday, so to keep up with these changes, it is important that you know what trends are now hot in the society you are living with.

In the past few years, several colors like pink and yellow remained very popular. This year, 2006, blue is becoming more and more preferred and valued. Shades of blue are then considered, allowing the people to pick and choose not just a specific color, but a variety of hues. According to some reviews, blue is moving towards classic deep denim coupled with emerald greens and deep turquoises. Aside from this, the plums and all its tones are being paired up with elegantly brown shades, along with lilac and purple. Red also never goes out of popularity, so it’s no wonder that today, you’ll see Bacchara rose being considered as one of the favorites.

It is important to note that along with these color changes, the flower vases or containers, ribbons and other products used to heighten the effect of your arrangements also change in appearance and style. You may now notice vases in black, white or a combination of the ideal colors being the favorites in the market.

So when thinking about decorating your home with flowers, note and understand all of these trends and make sure that whatever you may be considering fits well to your home style and to what you think is best.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

American Country, Casual Easy Living, Classic Traditional

American Country

In today’s highly creative and innovative world, the name “American Country” is becoming one of the hottest phenomena. It is recognized worldwide as a style all it’s own and has been considering some artifacts from the past, like galvanized metal bowls, quilts, and wooden crates, as its main motifs. These motifs are highly favored for the reason that they conjure up images of a comfortable home, the one which is highly welcoming and pleasing.

So for floral home decoration, it is a wise idea to fit a combination of flowers such as wild roses, yarrow, scabiosa, and heather into a woven basket or a simple vase. This is ideal to be placed on a coffee table or kitchen counter. Note also that cut flowers, blooming plants, wreaths, herbs and swags presented with a farm-fresh look can be a great natural extension for such above mentioned homespun décor.

Casual Easy Living

As the name implies, the casual easy living style focuses mainly on simple pleasures of life. Here, the things that will suit best to your floral home decoration would include furniture of light pine, natural woods, bleached oak, or a white-washed painted finish that comes with fabric of cotton and linen in neutral tones.

According to some claims, style of this kind will perfectly fit for those who want to bust stress, and the effect would be too great if coupled with flowers, as flowers in this case will try to act as nature’s balancing formula. So the right match of flowers to incorporate into this home style may include green and flowering plants that are casually grouped in a basket, or a set of beautiful flowers, such as sunflowers, hydrangea, daisies, or tulips placed in a vase of clear glass. These beautiful flowers will also look perfect with a casual easy living style if placed on a piece of beautiful pottery or pitcher.

Classic Traditional

Do you find your home boasting a classic traditional look? Oops! You’re not sure if your home is having this style or not. Well, home built with a classic traditional look usually has formal architecture design. What I am referring here are those homes with impressive front doors, foyers, and rooms that are individually decorated. The classic traditional-styled homes may also feature classic furnishings and antiques with fabric brocade, tapestry and silk.

With such kind of home, several experts advised homeowners to set up a classic arrangement of a combination of flowers with accents of foliage and dried fruits. You can consider flowers such as roses, gladiola, iris, carnations, snapdragons and lilies. And, to make an effect so appealing, place these floral combination in containers made of porcelain, crystal, silver or brass. Note that it is basically these containers that look perfect for the classic floral centerpiece.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Willow Hybrid from Direct

Willow Hybrid from Direct

Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Willow Hybrid is to produce a very large shade tree in a very short period of time.

Pros: Some trees grow so slowly that only your great grandchildren will benefit from their shade and beauty. The Willow Hybrid grows so quickly that you will be able to enjoy them yourself even before your own children start to school. The Willow Hybrid trees arrive as 5’ tall saplings but in only one year they can be 25 feet tall. They grow so fast that you can almost watch it happen.

The Willow Hybrid is disease resistant and they often grow to be 80-100 feet tall. They have a life span of about 70 years. Willow Hybrids are hardy to say the least. They have survived severe winters in Canada and grow as far south as Florida. As far as soil conditions go the Willow Hybrid can thrive in dry soils and help dry out boggy land. The Willow Hybrid is an excellent choice of tree for your yard.

Cons: There are no cons associated with the Willow Hybrid except that they do ‘weep’ and the residue can stain surfaces on which it falls. So choosing a good area to plant them is important.

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Direct Gardening Website reads in part: “If any item you purchased from us does not live, for a FREE REPLACEMENT just RETURN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL along with your written request within 1 year of receipt. If you are dissatisfied with any merchandise, return it together with the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL within 1 year of receipt for a FREE REPLACEMENT. Replacement guarantee is VOID unless the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL is returned. For a REFUND of the purchase price, RETURN THE ITEM AND THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL, with the correct postage affixed, within 14 days of receipt.”

Value for money: The 5 Willow Hybrid plants are an excellent value.

"Martin House" from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery

"Martin House" from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery at

A Review...

Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Martin House is to attract Martins to the garden.

Pros: What would a garden be without several families of Martins populating it with their grace and beauty? The Martin house will house up to 12 families of Martins and the Martin House itself adds beauty to any garden.

The Martin House is made of sturdy UV grade plastic that will retain its beauty for many, many years. The house is white with a green sloped room and gutters. There are adorable little decorated guardrails that will prevent the fledglings from falling out.

One of the nicest things about the Martin house is that there are no tools or real carpentry skills required to assemble it. The Martin house simply snaps together and can be ready for occupancy in a matter of minutes. This Marin House will add grace and beauty to your garden very easily and rather inexpensively as will.

Cons: You will have to find a suitable location with enough space to install the Martin House.

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Gurney’s Website in part reads, “If you're not happy with one of our products, we'll replace it, give you a credit or refund your money for the full amount of your purchase price. All nursery stock, trees and plants are guaranteed for as long as you garden. All seeds and merchandise are guaranteed for one full year.”

Value for money: The Martin House is an excellent value.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator from Mantis Garden Products

Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator from Mantis Garden Products - Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator is to cultivate and till a garden.

Pros: Gardening is one of the most pursued of all hobbies today. Planting seeds, watering, weeding and watching plants grow and thrive brings a great deal of pleasure to many people of all ages but, let’s face it, gardening can be hard back-breaking work…especially the part of getting new ground ready to plant. That is where the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator can help.

The exceedingly well-built Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator will last for many, many gardening seasons. The Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator is very light weight (only 20 pounds) but it works like a much larger machine.

Cons: You would normally have to assemble the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator - but the good news is there is an option to order the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator fully assembled. With this option, it couldn’t get any easier. You order the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator, it arrives, you take it out of the box and get right to the joy of gardening.

Guarantee: The guarantee on the Mantis Website reads in part: “Try any product that you buy from Mantis with no risk. If you are not completely satisfied, send it back to us within one year for a complete, no-hassle refund. All Mantis products are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two full years from date of purchase. During this time, we will repair or replace any defective part at no cost to you.”

Value for money: The Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator is an excellent value.


Friday, May 18, 2007

The Herb Collection from Direct

The Herb Collection from Direct - Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Herb Collection is to provide gardeners a starter collection of common herbs.

Pros: For those who love to garden as well as cook the Herb Collection is just the ticket. Fresh herbs are far superior to dried herbs like those that can be purchased in most grocery stores. Herbs are small plants that require very little space and can be grown either indoors or outdoors.

The Herb Collection includes 18 different seed packets. They are: Anise, Balm, Sweet Basil, Siam Queen Thai Basil, Caraway, Chives, Coriander (Cilantro), Lavender (vera), Sweet Marjoram, Horehound, Parsley (Paramount), Peppermint, Dill, Summer Savory, Thyme, Oregano, Sage and Leek American Flag.

Cooking and gardening go together. You will love having your own home grown herbs to add to your good cooking. They are not only tastier but they are more healthful as well.

Cons: Herbs love sunlight so whereever you plant your herb garden, it needs to be well sunlit as well as well drained. Herbs don’t like wet bottoms!

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Direct Gardening Website reads in part: “If any item you purchased from us does not live, for a FREE REPLACEMENT just RETURN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL along with your written request within 1 year of receipt. If you are dissatisfied with any merchandise, return it together with the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL within 1 year of receipt for a FREE REPLACEMENT. Replacement guarantee is VOID unless the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL is returned. For a REFUND of the purchase price, RETURN THE ITEM AND THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL, with the correct postage affixed, within 14 days of receipt.”

Value for money: The Herb Collection is a very good value.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Flower Gardeners Bible from Mantis Garden Products

The purpose of the Flower Gardener's Bible is to inform and educate gardeners.

Pros: The Flower Gardeners Bible is a must have for gardeners both experienced and new. Flower Gardeners Bible was written by Lewis and Nancy Hill and it is really like three books in one.

There are three parts to the Flower Gardeners Bible; Part 1: How-to and Instructional, Part 2: Design ideas and Part 3: Photographic encyclopedia. We all want beautiful, colorful gardens that will bring pleasure to us and envy to our neighbors. The Flower Gardeners Bible can help you achieve these goals.

The Flower Gardeners Bible is written in an easy style with very simple and straight forward instructions including pictures. Once your copy of the Flower Gardeners Bible arrives at your home you will read it and know what plants go where and which plants will thrive in what soil. Some plants thrive in direct sunlight but others require shade. You will know which is which after you read the Flower Gardeners Bible.

Cons: Some aspects of the Flower Gardener's Bible may be too elementary for experienced gardeners. But this is offset by the excellent reference guide to plants, which should be useful to every gardening enthusiast.

Guarantee: The guarantee on the Mantis Website reads in part: “Try any product that you buy from Mantis with no risk. If you are not completely satisfied, send it back to us within one year for a complete, no-hassle refund. All Mantis products are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two full years from date of purchase. During this time, we will repair or replace any defective part at no cost to you.”

Value for money: The Flower Gardener's Bible is an excellent value.

Price: around $32.00

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rose Growers Kit from Gardens

Rose Growers Kit from Gardens - Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Rose Growers Kit is to assist rose gardeners produce healthy beautiful plants and blooms.

Pros: Roses, roses everywhere and what a wonderful aroma fills the air in a beautiful rose garden! Caring for roses can be a little tricky though and in order to keep rose bushes healthy and blooming you will need to apply some extra care that is specifically designed for roses. The Rose Growers Kit contains some of the things that you need to add to your other tender loving care techniques.

In the Rose Growers Kit you will find two products; Roses Alive!, an all-natural fertilizer for gorgeous blooms, and Shield-All II, an excellent fungicide used by award winning rose growers to keep powdery mildew off their roses. Unlike water-soluble synthetic fertilizers, that force-feed nutrients even when conditions are not ideal, the nutrients in Roses Alive! are released at a constant, slow and steady rate just like nature does it thus producing a steady crop of beautiful roses.

Cons: Of course, if you don't have an established rose bush, you'll want to order some plants along with your Rose Growers Kit!

Guarantee: The guarantee of satisfaction on the Gardens Alive website reads: “Try anything in our online or mail order catalog. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with any product, please let us know and we will promptly refund your money.”
Value for money: The Rose Growers Kit is actually a very good value.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator

The purpose of the Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator is to make easy work out of cultivating soil and weeding.

Pros: There is a lot of just pain old hard back-breaking work involved in gardening. Granted, a beautiful garden is worth every drop of sweat involved but if you can take a little of the sweat and work out of the process and still have a beautiful garden, wouldn’t you want to do that? The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator can relieve you of a few sore backs and sore knees.

The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator will cultivate, loosen, aerate and weed all types of soil, even heavy clay. It easily adjusts from 38” to 48” so that is comfortable for even height challenged gardeners. You can use the Weasel to blend in fertilizers and peat moss, cultivate around shrubs, bushes and other hard to reach areas. The Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator also makes a perfect compost mixer, lawn aerator, or hole digger.

Cons: The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator does require some elbow grease to cultivate very heavy soils. You'll want to wear gloves to get a good grip in those situations.

Guarantee: There is a guarantee of satisfaction. The guarantee reads in part: “If there is a problem with your order, please contact us immediately at 1-800-430-3376 so we can promptly resolve it for you.
Most items in original condition may be returned within 90 days of delivery for a full merchandise refund. Merchandise must be returned in unused, like-new condition.”

Value for money: The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator is an excellent value.

Deer-Off Concentrate from Gurney's Seed and Nursery

The purpose of the Deer-Off Concentrate from from Gurney's Seed and Nursery is to keep deer and other wildlife from eating plants.

Pros: There is nothing more heart-breaking or frustrating than to have put hours and hours of back-breaking work into your garden only to have deer and other creatures clean you out in one night. It's happened to me and it hurts a lot. There are many products on the market that claim to deter deer but nothing that I have ever tried is better than the Deer-Off Concentrate.

Deer-Off Concentrate is very easy to use. One pint of the Deer-Off Concentrate makes a whole gallon of liquid that when sprayed on the leaves of flowers, vegetable and fruits keeps deer and other critters from eating everything up. Deer-Off Concentrate does no harm to the plants and only one application lasts up to three full months - which is almost an entire summer! Other products must be repeatedly applied for them to remain effective in deterring deer.

Of course, the deer are beautiful and they need to eat but they can find something other than my plants, vegetables, and flowers that will be just as good. Deer-Off Concentrate sends them off to eat something else.

Cons: Deer-Off Concentrate is safe for most plants, but always test first.

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Gurney's Website in part reads, "If you're not happy with one of our products, we'll replace it, give you a credit or refund your money for the full amount of your purchase price. All nursery stock, trees and plants are guaranteed for as long as you garden. All seeds and merchandise are guaranteed for one full year."

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Arrow Garden Shed

The purpose of the Arrow Garden Shed is to provide adequate and accessible storage for gardening equipment.

Pros: Let’s face it. Gardening is a lot of fun and very, very satisfying but there are a lot of tools and equipment required and those tools and equipment need to be stored when they are not in use. They also need to be protected from the elements so that they will last for many years of happy gardening. Is your garage about to overflow with gardening tools and equipment? Maybe an Arrow Garden Shed can solve your storage needs. It can certainly provide storage for gardening equipment in a very stylish manner with its eggshell walls, roof and gables with taupe gables and trim.

The Arrow Garden Shed comes with a full 12 year warranty because it is so sturdy. With its sloped roof it will fit nicely against a fence or tree or it can be free standing. There is a floor frame (no flooring wood is provided) so a floor can be easily constructed of plywood.

Cons: Of course, assembly is required, so this is definitely for someone who is comfortable with do-it-yourself projects.

Guarantee: There is a guarantee of satisfaction. The guarantee reads in part: “If there is a problem with your order, please contact us immediately at 1-800-430-3376 so we can promptly resolve it for you. Most items in original condition may be returned within 90 days of delivery for a full merchandise refund. Merchandise must be returned in unused, like-new condition.”

Value for money: The Arrow Garden Shed is an excellent value.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Water Garden Landscaping Tips

Water gardens are one of the most attractive kinds of gardens. Aside from the plants around it, the fishes swimming around a water garden’s pond makes it lively and unique.

Water garden landscaping is more complex than landscaping a normal garden. There are a lot of things that should be considered since it involves a lot of excavation and water treatment.

Since water garden landscaping presents special problems, it is important to plan the place out. First, the design and landscape of the garden should be drawn on paper. Furthermore, the design should include the dimensions of the garden, how deep the pond is and the layout of the entire area.

After the design is finalized, a flexible item such as a rope or a garden hose is used to establish the pond’s form. After marking the layout with spray paint, the excavation of the pond may begin. This is a tedious and exacting job so people may want to hire professionals or excavators to do the job.

When all of the soil is taken out, it is time for the second part of water garden landscaping, which is to install the plumbing. This is necessary to make decorative waterfalls or fountains work. When the plumbing is finished, the soil at the bottom and around the excavation should be covered up with a sort of liner to contain the water. Most liners are made out of waterproof cement.

At this stage, it is also important to make the pond’s lip extra sturdy by leveling that area out and filling it with cement. This perimeter is called a coping shelf and it provides support for the garden’s other features.

When the coping shelf is dry and covered with garden soil, boulders that serve as decorations for the pond’s perimeter should be installed. Lay them out according to the plan, installing the larger ones first. The boulders can also be used to conceal hoses, plumbing, tanks, wires and other functioning equipment. Nothing can spoil the natural beauty of a water garden than visible pipes sticking out of the landscape.

The next stage of water garden landscaping is planting the vegetation itself. For this purpose, low maintenance plants are usually favored. With the vegetation planted in the soil, mulch should be added to make the plants fertile.

While the perimeter is bristling with plants and rocks, the pond should not be left out. Rocks and aquatic plants should be carefully arranged at the bottom of the pond. When this is done, it is time to fill up the pond with water.

Adding the fishes is the final stage of water garden landscaping. Carps and goldfishes are popular choices because they are very colorful.

Water gardens add a lot of life to a place. Although it is complex and expensive, the spectacular beauty is well worth the cost.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

How to Plant Roses

Planting roses is the most critical part of growing roses. That’s why it should be considered as carefully as possible.

So, how to start planting? Well, here are some simple steps for you to follow:
1.Look for an area with a free drainage as the roots of rose cannot typically stand being sodden.

2.Soak the rose bush in a bucket of water.

3.Dig a hole measuring about two feet wide and two feet deep.

4.Add some compost to the soil. Sheep’s manure and peat moss will do.

5.Add some forms of fertilizer, like bonemeal. Mix it up with the soil and fill the hole with water.

6.Once the hole drained away, plant the grafted rose. Keep the bud union at the surface.

7.If you are living in country with a very cold winter, push the bush down up to three inches below the surface of the soil.

8.Hill up the soil around the base of the rose bush. This is necessary to prevent any sign of drying out which will possibly happen if the weather gets cold or very hot. You can remove this covering as soon as roots find its own way to the soil.

9.To maintain the growth, water the rose regularly.

Note these steps, and if possible, try to exert some time and effort for taking care of your newly planted roses. Water them regularly as that’s what roses need to survive.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Polyantha Roses

Polyantha roses are but another hearty type of rose that thrives well in temperate climate, provided that the roots are well-protected. This variety grows to a height of about eighteen inches, but they bloom so in large clusters, giving you a good display. According to experts, the polyanthas work well in mass plantings or borders.

So those are the popular varieties of roses. The next thing you can do now is to select which of the varieties you really intended to grow. If you’ve picked up the right one, then planting comes next.

Friday, April 06, 2007

How to grow Hybrid Perpetuals

Hybrid Perpetuals

If you are wondering about the heartiest type of rose, the hybrid perpetuals is the answer. Yes, these perpetuals are so hearty in nature that they thrive well even in areas with harsh winters. But although they thrive in such kind of condition, it is still best to protect its roots especially in winter months when the wind and rain can be so heavy. Today, the hybrid perpetuals are the most prized of all the rose’s types. Flower collectors from different areas in the world have known this variety for sure.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Russell Hobbs Tea Kettle

Ok... this post is not very much related to flowers and gardening, but I love those Tea Kettles!

At times considered the “father of modern-day electric tea kettle”, Russell Hobbs is among the best qualities and premier brands of electric tea kettles in today’s market, highly recognized for its design, innovation, and excellence. Russell Hobbs tea kettle is among its many products of superior kitchen equipments that have strong standing and recognition in the market, making it a favorite choice for consumers.

Among Russell Hobbs many innovations, include being the first manufacturer of Microchip kettle; the first to put-in printed patterns to plastic kettles; first fast boil kettle – OPTEC; first in Thermocolor Kettle; the first in real innovative toasters; and the pioneer of “Satin Finish” in SDA. It still continuous to lead the kettle market today, and has growingly become one of the most established and trusted names in kitchen equipments. Here are some of Russell Hobbs tea kettle designs available in the market:

Russell Hobbs Tea Kettle RHOK3132The function and form of this Russell Hobbs tea kettle collide in its exceptional cordless tea kettle design, with smooth stainless finish and black matte base and handle that makes it perfect even in the most elegant of kitchens. The timeless design matches its heating speed system owed to its patented Optec-disc heating element.
Regular price: $109.99

Russell Hobbs Glass Lid Kettle This kettle has 1.7 liter capacity, and features an easy-cleaning removable water filter, as well as an anti-scale water filter that helps prevent water from turning cloudy. The product is made of stainless steel with stay-cool wooden handle and glass lid that gives this Russell Hobbs tea kettle design an elegant look.
Regular Price: $39.99

Russell Hobbs Satin Kettle This tea kettle is stylishly brushed-finished with cream accents, and features a 360-degree base, locking lid, 1.7 liter capacity, water gauge, 3kW concealed element, and easy grip handle.
Price: $27.99

Russell Hobbs Classic Corded Kettle with Metal LidThis Russell Hobbs tea kettle features polished stainless steel, auto switch off, water gauge, long-life stainless steel body, 2400W, removable locking lid, 1.7 liter capacity, and easy-to-read external water level indicator.

Russell Hobbs Cordova KettleThe kettle features easy cleaning with its concealed heating element, brushed stainless steel, push-button lid opening, as well as anti-scale water filter, 3kW element for rapid boil, illuminated switch, 17-liter capacity, and multi-directional 360º base with cord storage.

The Russell Hobbs tea kettles brand are among the most excellent in contemporary cordless-electric tea kettles offered worldwide.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

List of Charities....

This has nothing to do with flowers, rather than this List of Charities...

You will find charities listed for the most part in directories and also on the internet. These places will have a list of directories that you can look at. The list can be brief or it can provide a wealth of information. So the next time that you want to find out some type of information about a charity you will know the best way to access this information.

The list of charities can also help you to find the various charities that are found in your area or your country. Besides this fact you have the opportunity of finding out the international charities that help out with many different concerns that people have. These concerns range from saving animals to giving people care during a medical crisis.

Some of the times you will find that there is list of charities that can be contacted for international crises. These crises can be a plague like disease in another country or famine in yet another country. These charities can also be contacted to help out with these situations by sending their people to give help where it is needed.

Due to this fact knowing where you can find a list of charities is very helpful. You can look in the internet under the term charities and see what type of information you manage to find. Additionally you will see there is in general a brief description of the charity that is given.

With this information and the links that are provided you can decide if you like the work that is being done by the charity. It is for reasons like this that many of the charities that are found in the world have placed themselves on a list of charities.

This list can then be accessed and used by anyone who wants to donate their time and money to a charity. With such a list in your possession you will be able to choose which charities to help out first. And your list of charities can also help you to find more information about the charity. For this reason when you look at the different lists you have the ability to look at the long term picture.

This generally means are you willing to help out international based charities or would you be more comfortable helping out the charities that are in your area. Regardless of your end reasoning having a list of charities with you is the best way to decide where you feel that your money will best be spent.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Victorian - If you find your home boasting a style that can be associated with the style used in the Victorian era, which dates from about 1840 to 1900, then you certainly need to think about a flower arrangement and decoration that will fit to this style. Luckily, there are a lot of ideas available to help you match your flower decoration with the style of your home.

Here are some of the worth-considering ideas available:

• Satins, velvets, lace, chintz, and organza create a feeling of softness and romance in the Victorian home.

• Pastel colors and soft-tone-on-tone prints can be used to gratify the senses.

• Roses, spray roses, lavender, gardenias, freesia, peonies and other fragrant flowers that come in colors like pale, peach, lavender, yellow, cream, and pink have the ability to invoke a feeling and images of sensuality and romance.

According to some experts, all of such mentioned colors and combinations are perfect when placed in vases or containers that are romantic and lovely in style. For added effects, it would be best if you’ll use vases of clear glass, silver and crystal.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Knowing Your Home Style

Yes you heard my right yesterday...

I have actually stressed below some of the worth knowing tips and ideas about home decorating with flowers mainly for the reason that more and more homeowners are looking for and wanting to read and hear these ideas. And, since I am assuming that you are one of them, I bet it would be great if you’ll continue reading.

Knowing Your Home Style

The first most important thing to consider when thinking about home decorating with flowers is to know exactly what style your home is showing and maintaining. It is important to note in the first place that just like humans and anything in this world; homes have their own styles and personalities. These styles should be unveiled and understood in order to make your floral home decorating plans successful. It is only through this identification that you’ll be able to match your own flower design with your home style.

As far as home style and personality is involved, there are about five main categories of decorating personalities that homeowners should know about. These categories are generally determined according to how the flowers, when set, can complement and enhance these home styles.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Decorate Your Home with Flowers

So you’re starting a new home. Thinking about perking up your home spaces with something inexpensive? If so, then you share something similar to thousands of homeowners in the whole world. Yes, many of the homeowners nowadays are thinking about home decorating and home improvement. And, it is interesting to know that majority of them have considered flowers as one of the most effective tools for home decorating.

Home decorating with flowers is by far the most popular of all home decorating trends. More and more people are considering it knowing the fact that flowers can add beauty and charm to every living space. The concept is basically not an all-new concept as homeowners in the past few years have already done it and it is nice to know that most of them have succeeded in their own home decorating ventures.

Now, if you are thinking about decorating your own home with flowers, I bet you would be happy to know that there are a lot of things you can do to make your plan as successful as it should be. Yes, there are and there will always be ways for you to make your home more inviting and worth living with the use of flowers. If you want to know what these ways are, or if you are really serious with your home decorating plans, then I found no reason for you not to consider the following floral home decorating ideas.