Cleaning and Caring For Your Garden Tools

Any tools such as garden tools should be properly cleaned and taken care of to prolong their service and maintain their good condition. Here are some tips and guidelines on how to clean and care for your garden tools...

The Five Main Bonsai Styles

Bonsai is the study of the artistic miniaturisation of trees, by developing them in pots or containers. Bonsai culture has developed specific styles in cultivating these trees. Many styles have evolved over the years in...

Teacup bonsai (hobby and decorative display)

Growing bonsai is an interesting and challenging hobby that will keep you busy creating different styles and shapes. Being a healthy hobby, it is also therapeutic, relaxing, and one of the best gardening pastimes...

Spade

A spade is a hand tool designed to loosen soil, dig, divide plants, cut edges, and to smash clumps of soil. Typically, it is a broad flat blade with sharp lower edges that are curved or straight, attached to a T-shaped...

Pitchfork

A pitchfork is an agricultural tool with a long handle and thin, broadly separated pointed tines (or prongs) used to pitch or throw and lift loose materials like hay, grapes, leaves, dung, and other agricultural...

Re-potting – when, how, and why to re-pot bonsai

Bonsai is the word used by the Japanese to refer to growing miniature trees in containers or pots with techniques that follow the Japanese traditions. Cultivating a bonsai includes techniques for planting, watering, and...

Pruning – Why, When, and How

Pruning is a process of removing some above-ground elements from a plant and is a significant maintenance system for evergreens. Evergreen plants could be classified into two wide categories: Narrow leaf evergreens...

Garden Rake

A rake is a common tool in horticulture and agriculture, particularly for collecting hay, grass and leaves. The parts of a common rake include the handle, the stem and toothed bars that are attached crossways on the...

Location and Overwintering Bonsai Trees

Bonsai is the art of miniaturising trees by letting them grow in a container. The word ‘bonsai’ literally means ‘bon planted’. ‘Bon’ is a receptacle-like pot usually used in bonsai culture. Bonsais are usually promoted...

Garden Hoe

Gardening is one of the best hobbies anyone can have. To create a beautiful garden, one needs to have ornamental plants (either flowering or not), accessories and efficient garden tools. Choosing the right tools is also...

Indoor Bonsai

Indoor bonsai are pot-planted miniature trees which are raised in an indoor environment. Growing plants inside the house is quite different than the traditional practice of outdoor landscaping or gardening. A distinct...