August 26, 2010

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina

I love to garden a lot, but sometimes i get busy with so many different things thats why i prefer plants that does not require a lot of maintenance but gives out a lot of beauty and character to the yard. One of my favorite plant for landscaping is Heavenly Bamboo Nandina because not only is it almost maintenace free, i like its simplicity and works well in different seasons: summer, spring, winter and fall.

At spring time Heavenly Bamboo Nandina produce a mixture of green and copper-tone colors leaves. At summer time,  they have this nice green foliage. Their leaves have slight similarity to a regular bamboo plant leaf characteristic, somewhat pointy and skinny, but there is definitely a difference in the shape because regular bamboo have longer and skinnier leaves.  Heavenly Bamboo Nandina can be planted best in a sunny location for best results in color transformation of the plants.

During fall season, thats when you see the magic happen. Their leaves transform into this vibrant reddish purple tint and instantly add fall colors in your backyard. If you dont have any trees in your yard that transform into different red colors during fall season, you can definitely rely on Heavenly Bamboo Nandina to give you some vibrant fall display. They also produce this deep red wine berries that adds color to the plant.

So next time, if you are thinking of doing landscaping around your yard and you are considering for an easy to maintain or hardly no maintenance plants, think of Heavenly Bamboo Nandina. All it need is an annual pruning, to shape and keep its shape and keep the plant healthy and last for many years. During first planting, you need to water them regularly inorder for their roots to get established, but once its established and become hardy to the surrounding, it will continually give you different shades leaves throughout the year and is drought tolerant so you dont have to water them every single day anymore!

Written and Photography by Jazevox. Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you have time, please visit these other interesting blogs: Express In Style, Dogs Circle, and Fifty States Travel.

July 31, 2010

Some Uses For Palm Tree Fibers

We cleaned up our palm trees with old dead branches. And underneath all those branches are bunch of brown fibers that are wrapped around the palm tree. Before you decide to toss it in the garbage can, you might want to save it for some possible uses that you never thought of.

These fibers are intricate weaved pattern of tiny strong natural fibers thats can be placed at the bottom of your flower pots to drain your water down but not the soil, so it serves as a filtering device, keep the soil but drain the water. Normally, we use rocks at the bottom of the pots to keep the dirt from washing away, but rocks can be heavy. As a great alternative, these palm fibers can be put below the soil in 2 or 3 layers to minimize the soil from going thru the bottom holes of the pots.

Another great use of palm tree fibers are for your arts and crafts projects. Yes, the possibilities are endless. With some glue or other tools, you can use these fibers in so many different ways, its just a matter of being creative with it.  

Written and Photography by Jazevox of Planting Diary blog. All rights reserved.

July 28, 2010

A Woodpecker Up In Our Tree

I was out in our yard one time and I heard a peckering noise up in the tree. The noise had been going on for quite some time. I had no idea what it was but I know it was coming from the tree above me at that time. When I scanned the tree following where the noise came from, I saw a bird peckering in the side of it. When I saw the bird, I decided to grab my camera really quick  hoping it would not fly off while I ran for the camera. Luckily, the bird was still there, so I was able to take some few shots. I heard of woodpeckers bird busily peckering trees before but I never actually saw one until this one. Here are some shots i got: 

Written and Photography by Jazevox of GardenersLand blog. All rights reserved.

May 20, 2010

Red Tulips Flowers Planted Around An Oak Tree

Last fall, we planted a bunch of red tulips bulbs in different areas of the yard both front and back yard. It was hardwork being the soil so compact and dry with not much water in the ground left. Digging the holes is not an easy job, but we convince ourselves that all our hardwork is going to be rewarded. Indeed, every single bulb that we planted survive. Since we planted them in groups they stand out more and more noticable. That noticable, some of the peopl in the area complimented on it.

The red tulips stands out really well near the green gass lawn, they pop out like a sore thumb. Having them in group all in the same color, also make each tulip flowers seem larger because its easy to notice them from afar being in the same little area together, it creates bigger visual impact compare to having each of them scattered way far apart in different parts of the yard.

Written and Photography by Jazevox of GardenersLand blog

March 18, 2010

New Domain Name For This Blog

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