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For gardening lovers, there is a amazing structured park located in New York City; the name of the park is High Line Park. The 2,3 km park was built on an old section for elevated freight railroad called West Side Line which situated in the lower west side of Manhattan.

History of High Line Park

The railway highline was initially built in 1934 for facilitate transport to factories and warehouses. In 1990 the railway became unused and full wild grasses, shrubs, and trees that had sprung along the abandoned railway. In 1999, New York’s Mayor at that time Rudy Giuliani had planned to demolish the railway. However, two neighborhood residences Robert Hammond and Joshua David were against the demolition of the famous railway. Instead, they created a community of friends living in that neighborhood to push the idea to turn railway into a green railway park inspired by Paris “promenade plantée”.

Promenade Plantée, Paris

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I have this small problem going out for holidays far away from Europe. I am planning to have a great time there with my girlfriend and friends. However, I have something that bothers me every time I think about my holiday…my precious plants. I don’t know who will take care of them? Who will water them? I’m so stress..

Normally my neighbors are the only persons that I can count on when I was away for more than a week. At the moment, they already went out of town for holiday. I might put the plants at my mother’s house but she already has too many plants in her house and it seems to me that she’s not too eager to take care of my plants. Well, I’m really lost now..Should I bring my plants to Bali with me where i will spend my 3 weeks holiday? Out of question..

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Have you ever imagined planting your flower without soil? This seems strange at first but actually it’s very possible as long as you know how to do it. This method called “Hydroponic” is actually the growing of plants without soil and maximize other nutrients like water and lighting needed by plants to make them grow better and stronger. This method was initially introduced by Sir Francis bacon in 1967, which made an experiment with spearmint plant with a less-pure water.

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Doing gardening can be tricky sometimes. Having a big backyard doesn’t guarantee a successful and correct gardening result. Without careful attention, your plants will die and sometimes we are just unable to uncover the mystery. Basically, you need to understand what’s the cause of it? Your plant can go healthy and your garden can be beautiful more than ever, as long as you know what mistakes all gardeners need to avoid and how to repair it?

There are 8 crucial points to be remembered

1.Chossing the wrong spot for your garden

To find the best spot for your garden, you need to check the quality of the soil first. Make sure the mulch is not too soggy. On the other hand, plant needs morning sunlight as the sun plays a major role in their photosynthesis process.

2.Grow plants without preparing the soil

Soil has different types depends on the region and the temperature. Before starting gardening, check the quality of the soil by using soil testing kit that you can find easily in gardening store.

3. Sloppy plant threatment

Have you ever heard the myth that plants have feelings? Well i do believe that it’s true..In order to avoid stupid mistakes like pulling up flowers instead of weeds, leave your plants in a closed area that prevent contact with the sun, or planting two plants too close with one and another. These mistakes can be costly, plants are very sensitive and they don’t tell when they are hurting or when they are not doing well. So if you love your plants so much, if you want your plant to grow healthy and strong; threat them with care and love because believe it or not, they can feel it..

3. Invasive plants

You need to avoid having invasive plants. If you’re buying plant weeds, look for words that say reseeder and vigorous growth, which often indicate invasive tendencies. These plants have the tendency to grow faster and uncontrollable. Plants like horseradish, English ivy, Mexican feather grass, and spiderwort are known to be invasive in the garden.

Horseradish

English Ivy

Mexican Feather Grass

4. Protect your plants from destructive wildlife

Garden is the best place to live for different types of wildlife. Some of them can be very harmless or even useful for our flowers and plants like bees and earth worm for example. On the contrary, some wildlife can be dangerous we don’t take precocious attention. Animals like squirrel and raccoons are prone to destroy our plant/veggies/fruits. Caterpillar and other pests are also can menace our garden.

To avoid having your fruit eaten by rodents, try to use fences to protect your plant/trees. Against pests such as aphids, use small amount of pesticides moderately! You can also fight the pests by inviting other anti-pests bugs such as the ladybird.

5. Over-watering

Plants need water that’s for sure but overwatering them is a bad idea. It drowns plants roots, causing them to rot; underwatering, on the other hand, can dehydrate it. You have to know your plants when they need or dont need extra water. Water irrigation system is a solution to control the flow of the water. If you like, using grey water system is also another alternative to have a recycled water controller.

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Have you ever thought about having aquatic wildlife in your garden pond? It’s true that your garden will look so much better with extra occupants like frogs, snails or water insects. Make your pond as natural as possible would be a good idea to invite them. All animals need water to live or to drink. Some of them spend all of their life in the water and some come for drinking and bathing.

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Gardeners can actually use waste water to water your plant. Domestic grey water is the domestic waste water coming from baths, showers, dishwater, washing machines and also kitchen sink.

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Have you ever heard anything about feng shui? I bet most of you haven’t. Feng shui is a Chinese system of aesthetic used to improve life by adding positive energy around the building where we occupy. Feng shui which literally means “wind and water” is said to be closely related to the use the laws of Heaven and Earth. The experts said the implementation of this practice will bring “luck” for the occupants of the buildings.

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