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  1. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    30/11/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Plan for annual volunteer ressurections
    Lazy Gardening: Plan for annual volunteer ressurectionsWant to have a flower bed or container filled with annuals of various colors without doing any planting? Don't dig out the dead plants in the fall from this year's garden (left photo) until all the seeds have fallen.Rain and snow will embed those...
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  2. ProducerJames Weisz

    James Weisz

    24/11/2016
    10 Most Effective Tips For Pool Cleaning
    10 Most Effective Tips For Pool CleaningFore more details:1. How to brush a swimming pool to remove algae and smooth the plaster 2. How to add chlorine to your swimming pool - YouTube 3. How to Brush Your Inground Pool Walls - YouTube 4. How to Clean Pool Filter Cartridge - The...
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  3. Ben Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    19/11/2016
    Glad to BEE here. Ben Pinto
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    Aurorasa Sima
    24/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Glad 4 you BeeIng here
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Beeing is being.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The unbearable lightness of bee-ing! Happy flying!
  4. Brook Massey

    Brook Massey

    12/11/2016
    Brook Massey
    The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    www.familytravelescapades.com The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland is a beautiful attraction that you could easily spend the day. The admission is...
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  5. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    09/11/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Reduce lawn space
    Lazy Gardening: Reduce lawn spaceWhile lawn space requires regular care, it does not deliver the same joy as flowers or other plants. Reducing the size of that lawn space frees up effort and time for other forms of gardening. This may sound odd, but reducing lawn space (and the...
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    Richard Buse
    11/11/2016 #2 Richard Buse
    #1 @Sarah Elkins. What you're doing sounds great. I love gardening, but around seven hours ago, it started to feel like a part-time job or daily obligation, rather than a source of enjoyment. That led me to thinking about things I could do to reduce the costs and the amounts of time I was committing to it. if you want, I can send more photos to you. I've found Pinterest to be a good source for ideas, too.
    Sarah Elkins
    11/11/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    @Richard Buse, we've been working on decreasing our overall lawn over the years as well, it's nice to see some of these pictures for ideas. Our family has been building raised beds, significantly reducing our maintenance hours in the yard by planting perennials with drip irrigation, and extending our brick patio to put more rain collecting potted plants around its perimeter. I love our yard and it just keeps getting better!
  6. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    26/10/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Be patient and let perennials multiply
    Lazy Gardening: Be patient and let perennials multiplyIs there a perennial flower (a flower that blooms year after year) you'd like to see fill an entire bed or occupy places throughout your yard? If you're willing to wait a few years, many perennials will multiply on their own.I planted several...
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    Richard Buse
    26/10/2016 #2 Richard Buse
    #1 Thanks for the clarifications, @Andrew Porter.
    Andrew Porter
    26/10/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    I see where you are coming from with this buzz @Richard Buse, but one has to be careful when using the term 'Perennial'
    Perennials thrive for several or many seasons most of which flower annually (year after year) in cultivation some perennials that bloom vigorously in their first year are treated as annuals or biennials, and are uprooted after flowering.
    Tender perennials may also be grown for a season, then discarded in Autumn in frost prone climates.
    Herbaceous or soft stemmed perennials die back to ground level each Autumn then become dormant before producing new shoots in Spring, woody perennials, largely trees and shrubs, may also lose their foliage and become dormant, but they retain their stems, which resume growth with the new season.
    Its also a little misleading to say that one can wait a few years (although I'm not saying that perennials won't spread on their own), as the plants would need tending to over that period and also weeds would need to be pulled especially if in border areas, its also a myth that perennials live forever, there are some perennials that have limited life spans, all plants regardless if they be annual or perennial require a certain amount of maintenance and perennials are no exception to the rule, this is just a little bit more information about perennials which may come in useful.
  7. Mohammad Azam Khan
    Dacoma (the yellow flowers) tree, Haar Singhaar (the pink belles) creeper, a Ficus tree and hairdo of a female Elephant Palm with others this autumn :) @Aurorasa Sima @Franci Eugenia HoffmanMohammad Azam Khan
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    Aurorasa Sima
    12/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you, friend (:
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/10/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Beautiful autumn colors and a picture perfect arrangement. Thank you for tagging me @Mohammad Azam Khan.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    12/10/2016 #3 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #2 Yep @Andrew Porter they've come up well together.
    Andrew Porter
    12/10/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    lovely picture of these plants together @Mohammad Azam Khan the colours blend really well!
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    12/10/2016 #1 Mohammad Azam Khan
    Wow! This went up on the umpteenth attempt across more than a week. Like better late than never.
  8. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    12/10/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Shop the off-season sales
    Lazy Gardening: Shop the off-season sales You visit a garden center some Saturday morning in the spring shortly after the last threat of frost has passed. Beautiful plants fill the racks and sales floor. Customers abound as well. There's a festive atmosphere, but no merchandise is...
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    Richard Buse
    12/10/2016 #4 Richard Buse
    #2 Andrew, you are fortunate, indeed!
    Andrew Porter
    12/10/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    I'm fortunate that I don't have this problem as I can go to my local trade nursery all year round and pick up bargains a plenty, they know who I am so I always get the trade discount...and sometimes a little more! #1 Yes if anyone is thinking about planting trees or shrubs the best time is when they are dormant from autumn through to early spring!
    Richard Buse
    12/10/2016 #2 Richard Buse
    #1 Thanks for that insight, Paul. As the summer months progress, I think of items I'd like to get, or things I want to differently. Fall is a great time to act on such ideas.
    Paul Kemner
    12/10/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    Fall isn't a bad time to plant trees and shrubs, and garden centers will mark them down, sometimes to 10% or 20% of their original price to make room for cut xmas trees. I've gotten some rarities that way, including a paperbark maple.
  9. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    28/09/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Container planting offers convenience, greater flexibility
    Lazy Gardening: Container planting offers convenience, greater flexibilityMost of my efforts on expanding backyard plantings focus on container planting for the following reasons: Container planting requires less weeding: A limited amount of encased soil topped with a layer of mulch requires less weeding than...
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  10. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    14/09/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Include plants that pull double duty
    Lazy Gardening: Include plants that pull double dutyGrowing plants that yield beauty is great. Growing some plants that yield additional benefits makes gardening more worthwhile. I have marigolds (picture above) planted in containers and flower beds throughout my backyard. Marigolds come in differing...
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    Richard Buse
    14/09/2016 #2 Richard Buse
    #1 @ @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Thank you, Donna. Gardening is rewarding, but it can lose its appeal if it begins to feel like an obligation. I hope these tips help.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Richard Buse this is great...I've got to start planting again. You have some good ideas...I will plant a lot of marigolds 😉
  11. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    These are the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality.
    grendz.com If you’re looking to improve the quality of air in your home, potted plants are a good place to start. But not all indoor plants are created equal. A new study has found that certain varieties actually do more than pump more oxygen into your...
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  12. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    24/08/2016
    Horticulture UK....the Flowers are starting to attract the Bees!!
    Horticulture UK....the Flowers are starting to attract the Bees!!Well some Bees are now starting to post pictures with questions to my Hive, so for those who may still be interested or haven't found my Hive yet, here is my introduction to what I am sure will be a very interesting and educational...
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    Andrew Porter
    28/08/2016 #7 Andrew Porter
    #6 This is what I like to here, having fun whilst engaging and learning new things!
    Irene Hackett
    27/08/2016 #6 Anonymous
    I am already having fun in this hive!
    Andrew Porter
    24/08/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    #3 Agreed @Franci Eugenia Hoffman a little gardening is healthy for our body and mind, your appreciation is warmly received!
    Andrew Porter
    24/08/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    Thank you and welcome @Julie Hickman I will try and keep it as interesting as possible, but I'm also hoping that other bees will contribute to this topic!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Gardening is good for us. It gets outside and perhaps, see a few bees buzzing around. Plus Andrew Porter shares beautiful photos and helpful tips. Sharing in Lifestyle hive.
    Julie Hickman
    24/08/2016 #2 Julie Hickman
    Happy to join this hive @Andrew Porter. I'm a big fan of yours! You are responsible for adding such places as Isola Bella to my bucket list!
  13. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    22/08/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Go with more of what grows best
    Lazy Gardening: Go with more of what grows bestA crucial principle for gaining beauty while also decreasing the amount of gardening effort required is to focus on growing more of the plants that thrive for you. Vincas (pictured above and below) do that for me. I have more vincas...
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  14. ProducerRichard Buse

    Richard Buse

    22/08/2016
    Lazy Gardening: Reviving the joy of gardening
    Lazy Gardening: Reviving the joy of gardeningI enjoy backyard gardening. There’s the immediate visual beauty, but the appreciation goes beyond that. Planting seeds or small flowers in spring requires thinking of how I want the garden to look come summer. Foresight is essential. Every year I...
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  15. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    13/08/2016
    There are some beautiful outdoor gems in Yorkshire, here is one of the most tranquil places I have ever visited, and just another short drive from our home.
    Video credit Martyn Garrett
    Parceval Hall Gardens
    Parceval Hall Gardens A visit to the gardens and grounds of Parcevall Hall Gardens in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National...
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    Andrew Porter
    13/08/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    Lovely comment @Pamela L. Williams thanks, although the gardens are open to the public the hall is used by the diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales as a retreat house....and honestly it just has the WOW factor for tranquility!!
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/08/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    A blanket, a good book, a chilled glass of wine, next to one of those bubbling brooks! Heaven! I love these estate gardens!
  16. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/08/2016
    A brief introduction to Kew Gardens, a beautiful place which is nearer home for me, well worthy of a visit!
    Top Ten Attractions at Kew Gardens
    Top Ten Attractions at Kew Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is in Richmond on the outskirts of London, and is one of the most amazing gardens in the world. It has an extraordinary...
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  17. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    17/07/2016
    A garden with an abundance of beautiful flowers, not bad to say that part of it used to be a limestone quarry.
    Most beautiful flower gardens in Canada, Butchart Gardens | Garden landscaping design idea
    Most beautiful flower gardens in Canada, Butchart Gardens | Garden landscaping design idea The Butchart Gardens is a group of colorful floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. An...
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    Brook Massey
    12/11/2016 #14 Brook Massey
    Absolutely stunning. I have wanted to visit Butchart Gardens for a long time. Wow!
    Andrew Porter
    20/07/2016 #13 Andrew Porter
    Your appreciation is most welcome, thank you @Loribeth Pierson.
    Loribeth Pierson
    20/07/2016 #11 Loribeth Pierson
    Thank You, (note to self , stop and breath) I needed that, what a beautiful garden!
    Andrew Porter
    19/07/2016 #10 Andrew Porter
    #8 I would indeed read a story that was inspired by this wonderful garden @Joanna Hofman, I look forward to it thank you.
    Mamen Delgado
    19/07/2016 #9 Mamen Delgado
    #8 I will Joanna!! Please, share it! :)
    Joanna Hofman
    19/07/2016 #8 Joanna Hofman
    #7Andrew Porter, you are right :) when I finish my packing ( such boring stuff) I will write a story inspired by your magical garden :-). Would you read it? :):):)
    Andrew Porter
    19/07/2016 #7 Andrew Porter
    #5 That is sounding like the gardens were giving you inspiration to write a story @Joanna Hofman
    Andrew Porter
    19/07/2016 #6 Andrew Porter
    #4 You are indeed fortunate to have seen such a beautiful place @Julie Hickman.
    Joanna Hofman
    19/07/2016 #5 Joanna Hofman
    'In a mysterious garden has started this tale...' Beautiful.. '
    Julie Hickman
    19/07/2016 #4 Julie Hickman
    I felt very blessed and fortunate to have visited Butchart Gardens. To this day I can't get over how beautiful it is!! :)
    Mamen Delgado
    19/07/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    #2 It's like a fairy tale garden...
    Andrew Porter
    19/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Its rated as one of the best (if not the best) gardens in the world, thanks @Mamen Delgado it is beautiful.
    Mamen Delgado
    19/07/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    Beautiful!!
  18. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    14/07/2016
    Night Blooming Flowers (updated)
    Night Blooming Flowers (updated)At this time of the year many parts of the world are experiencing summertime heat, this is when I prefer to be out in my garden....just after the sun goes down, because there are so many plants that add not only fragrance, but color and texture...
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    Andrew Porter
    15/07/2016 #13 Andrew Porter
    #12 There is nothing better on a summers evening than the fragrance of flowers reflecting back at you under the moonlight, its so relaxing. Thanks for your appreciation @Laura Mikolaitis.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    15/07/2016 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    What a fragrant post @Andrew Porter, thank you for sharing these lovely flowers with us. And thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for pointing me to Andrew's post. It's quite refreshing on a summer morning, and I could almost smell each flower as described by Andrew.
    Andrew Porter
    15/07/2016 #11 Andrew Porter
    Wow this post certainly created a Buzz, definitely not what I expected, I really am humbled thank you for the appreciative comments @Pamela L. Williams @Dean Owen @Mamen Delgado and @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your lovely comment, it certainly makes writing about Horticultural topics all the more worth while.
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    oh, that sparks my imagination! #8
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/07/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 Thanks @Dean Owen! This will be making another run around the block! must share...
    Dean Owen
    15/07/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #6 Never @Pamela L. Williams. It looks so precious. Would make a good novel theme I am thinking.
    Mamen Delgado
    15/07/2016 #7 Mamen Delgado
    So beautiful post @Andrew Porter! I remember the first part. Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for bringing my attention to this very special corner. Smuackkss!
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #6 Pamela L. Williams
    I had to check it out. OMG what a wonderfully unique flower! Have you ever seen one while in China Dean?#5
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/07/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #3 @Dean Owen, I will be searching @Andrew Porter for these posts, please tag me if you catch wind of any! Thanks millions
    Dean Owen
    15/07/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 Donna-Luisa, you just have to see this one Andrew Porter posted last week.
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    I love the Nottingham catchfly. What a beautiful flower. I'm very sensitive to the Casablanca Lily and its cousins. I go into sneezing fits, but they are just so beautiful. I planted some similar to this at the back of my yard so I can admire but not get too close!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/07/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Andrew Porter that Casablanca Lilly is beautiful! This is an amazingly beautiful and thoughtful post. Have to invite some friends to share in this treasure... @Lisa Gallagher, @Pamela L. Williams, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Laura Mikolaitis, @Mamen Delgado, @Milos Djukic, @Dean Owen, @Ibukun Adebayo, @John White, MBA, @Qamar Ali Khan... and if anyone wants to know what I'm wishing for... Casablanca has my thumbs up!
  19. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    11/07/2016
    A Gardener’s trials and tribulations, backache, poor weather, fussy client’s and know it all’s…but I loved every minute
    A Gardener’s trials and tribulations, backache, poor weather, fussy client’s and know it all’s…but I loved every minuteYou might read this and conclude that I didn’t like being a horticulturist or gardener as its commonly known, but nothing could be further from the truth. I wouldn’t have gone through all the learning and training otherwise. The first two years...
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  20. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    10/07/2016
    Mimosa pudica a brief introduction to sensitive plants
    Mimosa pudica a brief introduction to sensitive plantsI wonder how many of you have been fortunate enough to see this wonderful plant...not only see it but to have touched its leaves and then watch them as they fold up before your very eyes.This is Mimosa pudica which is commonly known as the Sensitive...
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    Dean Owen
    15/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Lots of these in Asia although there appear to be lots of plants that look similar but do not respond to touch, and I can never tell which one is going to impress the girl.
  21. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    09/07/2016
    Keukenhof Gardens a Landscape of beautiful blooms
    Keukenhof Gardens a Landscape of beautiful bloomsWell it should really come as no surprise to us that Holland should be home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world now… should it? And the real star of the Dutch Golden Age should come as no real surprise either because...
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  22. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    08/07/2016
    A few tips to help get children gardening
    A few tips to help get children gardeningWell the main school holidays are just around the corner and the summer days are rolling along….what summer I hear you say!! Well when we do get the summer sun there's nothing nicer than pottering about in your own garden, no travel, no fuss....
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  23. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    08/07/2016
    Diphylleia grayi (skeleton flower) An amazing plant
    Diphylleia grayi (skeleton flower) An amazing plantHere is a really interesting little gem of a flower; if you haven’t seen this plant before then the Diphylleia grayi is an unusual white flower that turns itself transparent upon contact with water. In other words when it rains, the clusters of...
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    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #8 Pamela L. Williams
    Andrew, that is absolutely amazing! How beautiful and unique!
    Andrew Porter
    10/07/2016 #7 Andrew Porter
    #6 After all the years I have spent in horticulture, I am still amazed with the wonderful plants that are out there, that are still to be bought to the attention of people....including myself! the world of nature is truly remarkable, thanks @Jeanne Constantine
    Jeanne Constantine
    10/07/2016 #6 Jeanne Constantine
    Nature really is amazing
    Andrew Porter
    09/07/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    It is a beautiful plant @Myrna França thank you for your comments.
    Myrna França
    09/07/2016 #4 Myrna França
    #2 Hi,you os work good.
    Myrna França
    09/07/2016 #3 Myrna França
    Beaultiful.
    Andrew Porter
    08/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Nature is just amazing, there are thousands of wonderous things that some people are just unaware of, and I hope to hilight some of them here on beBee, thanks for the lovely comment @Dean Owen.
    Dean Owen
    08/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    I am just in awe! How stunningly beautiful.
  24. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/07/2016
    Blue Roses (stuff of legend, and what they mean)
    Blue Roses (stuff of legend, and what they mean)They are the stuff of legend signifying mystery and traditionally believed to be able to grant the owner youth. For years breeders have crossed different colours of roses in an effort to create the impossible. But rose petals lack the enzyme...
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    Andrew Porter
    05/07/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    #1 Thank you @Tahir Kashif its nice to get positive comments.
    Tahir Kashif
    04/07/2016 #1 Tahir Kashif
    Beautiful. Thanks Andrew Porter
  25. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    03/07/2016
    The Romantic Gardens of Ninfa, Italy
    The Romantic Gardens of Ninfa, ItalyThe Garden of Ninfa (Giardino di Ninfa), built on the ruins of the medieval town of Ninfa in the Pontine Marshes (Agro Pontino), has been classified as one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world. Declared a Natural Monument by...
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    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    #2 Thank you @Ornella Gianesin it is beautiful, and definitely worthy of sharing on beBee!
    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    #1 Absolutely it would indeed @Dean Owen and thanks for the positive comment.
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Absolutely stunning. Add in a nice place to eat and stay and that would be one wonderful trip worth doing!
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