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Bring Nature to You with These Garden Ideas

There are many options or ideas that can help you bring nature to your home, it is all about making use of the right garden ideas;

#1: Allow your lawn to grow wild

You cannot bring nature to you if you constantly mow your lawn, hence you need to leave a portion of the garden to grow wild if you want to create a natural attraction for nature. When you leave a corner of the lawn or a border to grow wild, you will not only encourage the growth of wildflowers, you will also attract butterflies and bees while the ground crawling insects will flourish thus creating a natural habitat that will attract all components of nature. You may want to rotate which area of the garden will be left to grow wild, from year to year.

#2: Bring nature with a part of your home

You can bring nature to you even with your house. The eaves of the house, for instance, can create some refuge for some wildlife components. You may want to create a green roof on top of your home to attract some natural growth but you need to ensure that the plants that grow will not cause leakages.

To attract garden nature through the eaves of your house, simply get some natural boxes, for different kinds of birds, a box with a 30-32mm entrance, for instance, can attract the likes of sparrows, while a larger box with 45mm entrance can attract species such as starlings. If you want to attract bats, you can also place their boxes near the eaves.

You should keep in mind that the eaves around the house can provide a much conducive atmosphere than trees, trees, for instance, can harbor hawks and some other large birds that eat bats. You may want to create different boxes facing a different direction and if you have a pond, you can create the nests nearby since bats prefer natural habitats such as ponds.

#3: Create a pond

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If you don’t have a pond already in your home, you may want to create one and attract nature to you. A pond will provide drinking water to all kinds of animals, most especially birds and mammals. Ponds can also become a natural home to most insects and can also become a breeding area for toads, frogs, and newts. Make sure you create a standing water, no matter how small your garden space is, even if you can’t create a pond, you can get a large bucket of water somewhere near your patio and add some stones and brings into the bucket. There are discount pond liners who can help you make the right choices when it comes to designing your own pond to attract nature.

#4: Create a slow worm carpet

A small piece of fabric can be used to create slow worm carpet – reptiles that are often mistaken for snakes. Aside from slow worms, spreading a small, thick of fabric around specific parts of your garden can attract lizards and some other reptiles to take temporary shelters.

 

Ground Orchids

For this week’s Wordless Wednesday, I want to make you happy with these cheerful Ground Orchids.They were dancing with the wind and looked so fresh and live.How can I stay away without capturing them?So,here are my humble attempts on capturing them to show their beauty in the best way I can.


Orchids are beautiful plants typically grow well outdoor. These are some captures from my (parents’) home garden in Sri Lanka. Although I’ve shared some of the captures from the same ground Orchid, I thought it is nice to share some new captures again. I captured these flowers during our last November holidays.

Ground Orchids from Sri Lanka

These flower captures are from a ground orchid, which we can see in most of the provinces in Sri Lanka. If you live in a warm environment, ground orchids are a perfect match for your garden. They will give flowers almost year round.
 
Although sunlight is important for Orchid plants, care must be taken to control and to give the correct light for the growth of the plant. To find out whether the plant is getting correct light, just check its leaves.
 
  • If the leaves appear dark green, that means it is not getting enough light.
  • If the leaves have green color of lush grass, then the plant is getting the right amount of light for blooming.
  • If the plant gets too much light, then you can see yellowish color on the orchid leaves.
Ground Orchids caring tips

Anyway, growing orchids can be a rewarding experience. By following the proper care instructions, you can get colourful flowers all-round the year.
 
Do you like gardening? I really love. If you like to read, here are some more tips on Gardening Orchids.

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