5 Plants that will grow better in your bathroom

5 Plants that will grow better in your bathroom

Article written by : Harmons Furniture  Your bathroom is a great place to grow your houseplants, due to its low light, high humidity, and warmth, most tropical plants will thrive. Here are five plants that will grow better in your bathroom. Orchids – Orchids can be a difficult plant to grow, but it is one that packs a whole lot of tropical punch. Your bathroom, however, is the perfect environment for orchids, as they love damp climates. Here are some easy care varieties that are ideal for beginners; they are Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedilums. Golden Pothos – These plants are popular indoor vining plants and come in a variety of leaf sizes and colors. Make sure these plants are not in direct sunlight and that their soil doesn’t dry out. Place...

5 Simple gardening tips

5 Simple gardening tips

Article Written by : Furniture Your Way Beginners to gardening may often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. Here are some tips and tricks that can make your gardening a whole lot easier. How to remove salt deposits from clay pots – Salt deposits can make your pots look dirty. To remove them, mix equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply and scrub the pots with a plastic brush. To remove dirt under your fingernails – Gardening can leave your nails dirty. To prevent dirt from accumulating, draw your fingernails over a bar of soap before you start your gardening. After you are done, use a nailbrush to remove the soap. How to turn a long-handled tool into a measuring stick – Lay your tool on the ground and place a...

5 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners

5 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners

Article Written by: California Mailboxes If you want to have flowers in your garden, but don’t know what kind of flowers to plant, here are five easy to grow flowering plants and seeds for beginners. Sunflowers – Sunflower seeds can be planted straight into the ground, and they bloom within a few months. Apart from being easy to grow, these plants look spectacular. Sweet Peas – These plants look beautiful and smell delicious. Sweet peas can be difficult to sow in seed form. Therefore look for sweet pea plug plants at your local gardening store. Plant them near a fence that gets plenty of sunlight, and you will see them flourish. Nigella – Nigellas are easy to grow and just require you to scatter the seeds on bare soil, and within months they will bare...

How to water orchids to inspire beautiful blooms

Orchids are often potted in bark instead of soil and therefore must be watered differently. Here are some tips on how to water orchids for maximum results. How to water orchids grown in bark – When watering orchids, you should always water the bark and not the plant’s Choose room temperature water and do not water where the leaves meet the stem. Opt for clay pots, as they are good vessels for orchids since they provide moisture and humidity for the plant’s bark. How to water orchids grown in sphagnum moss – The best way to water orchids grow in sphagnum moss is to water the plant from the top. To see if your moss is dry, insert a finger up to your first knuckle. How often should you water orchids – Watering orchids will depend on many factors such...

Choosing outdoor wicker replacement cushions and furniture

Choosing outdoor wicker replacement cushions and furniture

Written by Wicker Paradise Wicker is a good choice for outdoor seating as it is durable, comfortable and its natural material blends in with any outdoor environment. However, choosing wicker replacement cushions or furniture can leave people confused with many designs and fabrics available in the market. Here are a few tips on choosing outdoor wicker replacement cushions and furniture. Neutrals for outdoor furniture and fabrics – In most contemporary outdoor spaces it is less important for your outdoor wicker furniture to stand out. Most often the goal is to create a streamlined exterior that flows seamlessly. Since wicker is natural, neutrals shades bring out the best from your furniture and your outdoor space. Look at colors like warm beige and bright white...

What is Polystyrene Insulation?

What is Polystyrene Insulation?

Written by The Foam Factory Home and office insulation are important, and there are dozens of methods from polystyrene insulation to using recycled fabrics. The insulation market includes both synthetic and natural recycled products that have their benefits and drawbacks. From these options, polystyrene insulation is a popular choice as it is natural material and eco-friendly. Polystyrene insulation is a rigid form of insulation that is widely used in both residential and commercial buildings. You can also buy polystyrene packing foam, Canada and other parts of the US to transport cool or hot items. One of this material’s benefits is that it can handle extreme temperatures; is waterproof and also reduces noise.  It is, therefore, ideal for homes and offices...

Seed tips that will save your garden favorites

Seed tips that will save your garden favorites

Gardner’s all around the world consider seed saving a wise habit. This is mainly because you can save seeds of plants you love and regrow them often. You may say that you could always buy the seeds you love from your local garden center. However, in some cases, your favorite seeds may be discontinued for newer varieties. Seeds can only be saved from open-pollinated or heirloom, self-pollinated plants. These plants will ensure that their seeds are exactly like their parents. Self-pollinated plants are the easiest to save and include plants like, Beans, Chicory, Endive, Lettuce, Peas, and Tomatoes. Heirloom flower seeds include flowers like cleome, foxgloves, hollyhock, nasturtium, sweet pea, and zinnia. To prevent cross pollination you will have to physically...