February 29, 2008

Revolutionary Armless Gate Opener

We always wanted to have a hidden garden in our backyard complete with a nice fancy gate and decorative fence. So when I learned about the new and revolutionize gate opener from Turnstyle Enterprises Inc, my hubby and I were totally amazed with the new technology and design of their state-of-the-art armless gate opener.

Turnstyle gate opener looks so sleek and so simple, it doesnt destroy the beauty and style of any type of gate at all. Turnstyle gate opener works with all types of gates including a highly artistic and decorative wood gate that I imagine that would looks great in our hidden garden one day. The fact the Turnstyle gate opener has an armless feature, this gate opener definitely revolutionize how gate opener should be, and not only it is functional but mechanically looks uncluttered and non-distractive because the old-designed swing arm is completely eliminated, which is one of the main advantage of using Turnstyle gate opener compare to the outdated traditional ones.
The gate opener by Turnstyle comes in both automatic and manual mounting systems. And it is a do-it-yourself installation procedure, just install the mount, slide the gate into position, and then attach the brackets. And if your gate doesnt match with any of their existing stocks, then you have the option to customize your order, inorder to match the color of the gate, and make your gate opener completely looks like it is specially made just for your gate. The unit is powered by either a rechargeable battery or a solar panels.

Daisy Is The Friendliest Flower

I personally think that Daisy is one of the friendliest flower, dont you think so too? Daisy is not only very easy to grow but they are also very easy to maintain, if not requires no maintainance at all. It is a perennial flower, which comes back and bloom year after year, if planted in the right location. Daisy works great in a sunny area, for maximum growth performance.

Daisy can be planted mostly using their tiny seeds, all you need is spread the seeds in the area where you want them planted, with the soil cultivated. To avoid the birds and other fowls from eating the seeds, its best to cover the seeds around 1/4 inch of soil. To promote germination, keep the soil moist but not flooded. Once the plant becomes established and grow up with full-grown leaves showing, then you can water once a day or three times a week, just to give them nutrients and encourange them to flower. The great thing about Daisy is that, once their root are established in the ground, they require minimal water and Daisies are quite drought tolerant.

So if you plant early, after the danger of frost, you should be getting blooms during the summer or possibly spring even. And they will surely add beautiful colors to your yard. Daisy comes in different colors and sizes, but the most common ones are the while petals with yellow, and could grow up to around 3-4 feet tall.

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February 26, 2008

A Dream Farm

I grow up surrounded by a family that loves planting and gardening. Although, I was not raised in a big farm land, the little bit of yard where I grew up with, is surrounded with all kinds of plants including flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables. That is why I am such into gardening and planting. My grandparents did own some farming property in the past in which they had tenants to grow some crops and fruits. Being surrounded by all the vegetables and fruit trees in our yard that allowed me and my siblings the freedom and opportunity to harvest the fruits and vegetables anytime for free, was such a satisfying feeling! The best part about growing your own fruits and vegetable is watching a planted seed turn into a seedling, and grow up big and tall, bearing fruits and vegetables that you can serve in the family table.

We are a great fans of a reality TV series about a family in Oregon who owns a
farm and grow all kinds of crops in their gorgeous property. They have such great land that allows them to do farming in their own yard. My hubby and I always thought and imagine of having a great piece of land like theirs that we can convert into a farm so that we can grow all types of fruit trees like apples, peaches, nactarines, pears, strawberries, and more. We also thought that having a pond in the area would allow us to grow some fishes and attract some natural wildlife in the farm like geese and ducks. Having goats, chickens, and cows in the farm would definitely complete the whole dream farm, preferably close but in an outskirt of a busy city. It is definitely nice being surrounded by nature, and living in a natured-riched and green environment because it seems more relaxing, slow-paced, and less stressful. One of my favorite saying or analogy about farming is that planting seeds and allowing them to grow into fruits and vegetables is definitely a blessing and income-possibility coming out of the ground and growing in your own backyard, and if it is a fruit tree bearing fruits, it is like money-income or money-savings hanging all over your tree!

February 19, 2008

Rock Salt Deicing Is Unhealthy For Your Plants

For many places with winter and really cold days like some parts of the USA, Canada, Europe, and other countries, it is not uncommon that block ice will eventually developed and becomes dangerously slippery for anyone, specially that block ice are not very visible due to the fact that they are clear ice which is usually transparent and colorless. And for many people who deal with block ice and winter times, they normally use rock salts which is originally made for water softener to spread around areas like our decks, walkways, steps, and driveways inorder to deice and allows the ice to melt. But if you use rock salt to deice any surface of your properties, make sure that you will not be spreading rock salt very near areas where you have flowers and other plants because the salt is definitely not good and not healthy for your plants. Having too much salt added to your soil could kill the plants. So if you use rock salt to deice your decks, driveways, and other surfaces, try to avoid areas near plants and gardens, and try to spread ice in areas where when the ice melts, the melted ice wont flow towards any of your flower beds or garden.

February 6, 2008

Let The Sunshine Come

Instead of hearing people singing for winter song Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, i can just imagine many of them mumbling inside their heads, No More Snow, No More Snow, No More Snow, and let the sunshine come. Certaintly, not all parts in the world have the same climates and weather, but for people in areas like northern United States, north-west US (like OR, WA, northCA) and north-east US (like NY, CT, etc), China, Alaska, Canada, etc, there are probably some who wish that winter will be over until next season. Many parts of northern CA had been hit with successive winter storms both rain and snow since the start of the year 2008, and there is still no sign of spring except for the displays in stores.

The other day, we were watching the NEWS show on telivision that featured Ground Hog Day, and according to the myth, that if you will lift the Ground Hog up in the air and will create a shadow, it means that there will still be six (6) more weeks of winters, and the Ground Hog that they featured in the NEWS that day (Ground Hog Day) produced a shadow, meaning winter is not over yet.

We went to a store today and my hubby is abviously so ready for spring too. In our shopping cart, you could find three (3) small peach trees, a huge box of Miracle grow plants vitamin, two (2) huge plant pots, and a big roll of weed control mat. All of them are gardening items, so they will be stored temporarily in our shed until spring is here, when we ca actually do gardening again.

Hope you all have great weather out there! What is the weather like where you live?

February 3, 2008

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