Welcome to The Tao of Garden

Gardening is simply the practice of cultivating plants. People grow ornamental plants to harvest their flowers, foliage, or to get dyes out of them. They are also grown for their overall appearance.

There are also plants that are cultivated for human consumption. They are consumed as fruits, vegetables and herbs for medicinal purposes.

When we talk about gardening the subject ranges from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantings. Gardening practitioners may specialize themselves in growing only one type of plant or they may also practice mixed plantings that involve many various plants.

Gardening requires active participation of the practitioner and it usually requires intensive works and discipline.
Here you'll find many tips and tricks that are related to gardening.

There are various methods, types and approaches to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. You can find all of them here.

You may want to learn what's the proper way to landscape the yard, choosing the right soil, maintain the plants, growing indoor gardens, and many many more.

We also look forward to hear your insights, suggestions, and even requests around gardening and landscaping. So please don't forget to leave your precious comments...

Happy gardening... :)

Choosing The Suitable Tree For Your Desire

Though it is a very challenging and difficult sometime to grow and care for a tree but choosing the tree according to your desire is considered as the most difficult part.

You have to keep few attributes in mind like size, fruit and other attributes. It includes different sizes: dwarf, semi-dwarf and standard.

Choosing a size is a typical because it can affect everything about your growing experience which includes the effort you are putting to get the reward in the form of fruit.

It is ideal to keep a dwarf trees if you have insufficient space in your yard. It takes a little space as only as eight-foot diameter. It is true that the dwarf fruit trees are smaller than others but the fruit we get are just the same size and its shortness creates ease for you to prune and harvest.

Dwarf fruit tree does not live as long as larger fruit trees. They takes three to five years to stand fruit that is why it is suggested to always evaluate and see how old it is while purchasing.

Semi-dwarf trees are medium sized; they required fifteen foot diameter when they are fully grown. Height of Semi-dwarf fruit tree can range from ten feet to sixteen feet. They should be prune at least once a year in order to keep them from getting bigger.

Sometimes these trees do not produce any fruit but most of the time they produce many fruit every year. Semi dwarf-fruit trees produce more than a dwarf tree that is why people feel more pleasure in keeping this, and they are easy to harvest and maintain than other standard fruit tree.

Standard sized fruit trees generally occupy more space then the smaller tree, and it become difficult to manage and to harvest the fruit. Its size can grow up to thirty feet if you do not prune them properly at least once a year.

If you are seeking to have a good tree which can provide you many delicious fruit and could help you in keeping your yard shaded, a standard size tree would be the perfect choice for you. Standard sized fruit tree take long time to reach to their full height but they start to bear fruit after only three to five years.

Those fruit trees are considered the best one which carries fruit and perform well in your area, because a local fruit tree grows best and require less effort.

There are many other exotic kinds of fruit trees are available which seem more exciting but they might not grow well in your area. You can definitely try to grow it at your area but it required much commitment and time.

In deciding a type of tree you have another factor involved that the type of soil you have, as some trees perform well in damp soil while other grow well in drier soil.

Plum tree would do well if it rains often in your area. But if you get rain very rarely than a pear tree or an apple tree is suitable for you. It is better to contact the local nursery in order to explore which tree would do well in your area.

While looking for a fruit tree, there are few other things that you should care about like how sturdy it is, if all of the branches are out, how straight the tree stands, roots condition, stem length and the height of fruit from the ground. Difference can be noticed if a careful decision is made.

 Purple Pony Fruitless Flowering Plum Tree, 5 Gallon Dwarf 

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