General Gardening

Starting a Garden

New Orleans balcony gardensBefore you get started on planning what garden supplies you need to buy and what you want to plant in your balcony container garden, think about what you ultimately want from your balcony garden. Determine what you really want, and then decide if it’s do-able with your balcony conditions. You may love to grow food and want a kitchen garden, but other people have flower gardens, modern topiary gardens, Asian-themed gardens or whatever other styles and themes the imagination allows.

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Flowers for Shady Apartment Patio

Caladium bicolorI was thinking of getting flowers for my apartment patio, but my patio is on the ground floor and does not get much light. Any suggestions?

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Plant Scientific Names

Pothos Epipremnum aureumLike all classified animals, plants also have scientific names (you can see these scientific names in all of the Fact Sheets). Plants are scientficially classified with a system called binomial nomenclature. Here's how it works...

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Cactus Candy Recipe

Cactus Candy Amazon.comCactus candy is a delicious and unique candy that you can easily make in your kitchen. Odds are that you won’t have enough room in a container garden on your balcony to grow paddle cactus (aka prickly pear or nopal cactus), but you can harvest the cactus’ fruits if you live in the Southwest.

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