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 d├ęcor.

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 Gardening.com

Willow Hybrid from Direct Gardening.com

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 gurneys.com

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.

CJ