Tips to People Looking to have a Beautiful Walid Garden

Tips to People Looking to have a Beautiful Walid Garden

Having a small garden in your backyard is a great way to relax, read your favorite books, or spend some quality time with your family. You can use it for gardening, planting flowers or vegetables, or just as a place to reflect and be at peace. Putting a wall around your garden area has many advantages, such as protection from animals, privacy, and preventing erosion in storms. No matter what reasons you have to erect a wall, there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Types of Materials to Use

There are several different materials that you can use to build a perfect wall. The first thing to consider is of course the material. Many people build walls for protection, privacy, or just decorations. Those who are just after privacy or protection use concrete walls. You can also use hedges but you will have to keep them pruned and under control so that they are kept at the desired height. Other types of materials that you can use are tiles, brick walls, or beautiful landscaping rocks.

Beautifully Walled Garden

Using the Tiles

Tiles can be a great option for those who are looking to build walls while keeping aesthetics in mind; tiles will look really good around your flower beds and plant areas. The best part is that they are fairly inexpensive. If you or some of your friends or family members have recently used tiles in their homes for some purpose, you can use the left-over tiles to create a beautiful boundary without spending much. You might also want to try the broken pieces of tile to create a mosaic look, or you can create almost anything you want by gluing the pieces together in a unique pattern. Using tiles in your garden area will bring lots of color to your gardens.

There are many different types of tiles that you can choose from. The most common ones are ceramic, stone, and porcelain tiles. All of these can be used for walling your garden but the most popular is ceramic tile, mainly because they are strong, durable, water-resistant, and offer stability to your walkways.

Things to Remember

First, you need to do some homework. Sit down and draw out a design of your area and what you want to add in. You can include plants or flowers and how do you want to set it up. This drill will help you have the picture in your mind and you will know exactly what you are looking for so that you don’t waste your money on unnecessary stuff.

Look around your home first and see if you can find some building material (e.g. the tiles or rocks). This will help keep you within your budget.

Finally, prepare your area before starting to work. Choose the spot in your yard where you want your garden (if you don’t already have one) and clear it out before putting down your walls. If you are doing garden edging with tiles, make sure your flower beds are raised.

What to Avoid

Do not rush when working on the design of your garden. Remember you will be using it for a long time to come so you need to think about what really makes you happy and choose accordingly.
Also, do not use brick walls without being sure about the permits and all. Some cities do require permits before building walls of any kind in your yards.

How To Make Your Phalaenopsis Orchids Flower Again And Again

How To Make Your Phalaenopsis Orchids Flower Again And Again

Phalaenopsis orchids are among the easiest of all orchids to care for and it is not hard to make them flower again and again. Despite this, there is a lot of people who think they are unable to get the orchids to flower again and therefore throw them away once they are done flowering. This is a mistake, not only because the orchid can be flowering again in a few months but also because the orchids will grow more and more flowers as they get older. A well-cared-for Phalaenopsis orchid will flower almost nonstop and can have tens of flowers at the same time.  An orchid-like this is worth the effort it takes to get one and is a lot more stunning than those you can buy in the store. If you are one of all those who throw their Phalaenopsis orchids away you should stop doing that at once and keep reading below. You will be glad that you did in 6 months. If you already keep your Phalaenopsis orchids you might also want to read on below. Who knows, you might still be able to pick up a tip or two.

Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to care for. They want to be placed in a window with a lot of light without direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can damage leaves.  An East or West window is usually ideal. They can temporarily be moved to a darker spot such as on a table while flowering if you want to be able to enjoy the flowers better.  It should however never be placed where it is too dark and should always be given a brighter spot to recuperate once the flowering is over. If you want your plant to flower year around you will need to leave them in a bright spot year-round.

How To Make Your Phalaenopsis Orchids Flower Again And Again

Light is one of the two most important factors to consider when trying to get a Phalaenopsis orchid to flower indoors. The second important factor is water.  Phalaenopsis do not like to get too wet and does not like to have water standing on its leaves. Standing water can easily cause the leaves to root.  This is due to the clinging to tree branches in the wild. It is in other words not natural for the orchid to have the leaf rosette facing upwards like they do when we keep them as potted plants. For this reason, they should always be watered from beneath. Put a little water on the tray and let the planting medium soak it up.  It is good if the medium is moist but not wet. If they get too dry you will easily see it on the leaves as they will start to get wrinkles if kept to dry.

Phalaenopsis orchids do well in normal indoor temperatures so you do not give any special attention to the temperature.  The orchids only need to be replanted about every 3 years so you do not have to worry about that for a long time yet.  The orchid you bought should do well in the pot it came in for at least another two years and by then you should feel a lot more comfortable in caring for this hardy gem.

These orchids will do well without any extra nutrients but will grow faster and flower more if they are given orchid fertilizer or well diluted regular flower fertilizer about once a month during the growth period. Dilute regular flower fertilizer about 5 times more than the package says if you want to give it to these orchids.

A final tip to get your Phalaenopsis orchids to re-flower is to not remove the entire flower stalk once they have finished flowering. Instead cut the stalk or spike as it called on orchids just above the highest node. Nodes are the little bulbs, bumps on the stalk. It is not uncommon that a new batch of flowers grows out from the stalk or if you are lucky you might end up with a Keiki, a new baby orchid that you will be able to plant in a separate post once it has grown a little bit.

Once you have discovered that Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to care for there are plenty of other easy orchids for you to try such as Mokara and Paphiopedilum orchids.