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Water Gardens The Beauty Within

Water Gardens Give Beauty

Water gardens

Water gardens

Water plants are absolutely essential to a water garden. They keep algae from growing. They provide shade and cover for your fish. They also add beauty when the water lilies bloom.  There’s nothing like seeing a big beautiful bloom on top of water. Plus your frogs will be basking in the sun on top of the lily leaves. It’s such a sight to see but look quick cause when they see you they will go right back in the water garden. Plus many fish attach their eggs to the bottom of the lily leaves making like a little nursery for your baby fish. Just don’t expect to see the baby fish in your water garden for at least a year or two. Because they will be hiding in the rocks until they get big enough that they will not be eaten. Because many fish will eat their young. Once they get to a certain size the adults will leave them alone. Water gardens in my yard have many different meanings. There are water gardens for beauty and water gardens for work. There are water gardens for storage and some are for breeding fish. One for winter storage(in the greenhouse). And even water gardens that really breed the frogs, although they all do this. Water gardens also draw many animals. Snails, frogs, raccoon, and skunk. You may even have the great blue heron visit your water gardens. He is an unwelcome visitor to your water gardens though. He will eat your fish.

Eco Friendly

When you have a water garden you have a complete ecosystem. You should do your part to give the fish and animals all they need. To create a great home for them to grow and thrive. When you make it easy for them they will make it easy on you.  When the winter comes be sure to not let your pond freeze over solid. Keep a hole in the ice for the harmful gases to escape letting fresh oxygen get into the water. This can be done by running a bubbler or a pump to keep the water circulating. Moving water will not freeze solid and keep your pond and fish healthy. You should also try to remove as much debris as possible to keep the harmful gases at a minimum. Fish that cannot breathe good oxygenated water will die shortly there after. Make your appointment today and shop from our extensive list of water plants, bamboo and perennials. (859)635-0922 Jeff. Check out the new Amazon Store  www.amazon.com/shops/A13JAQNPXDNX

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By Jeff Gabelman

Greenhouse

Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

I love  to garden in the greenhouse for many different reasons. For One I control the climate. I also control the amount of water and fertilizer that my plants need. Gardening in the greenhouse is all together different from gardening outdoors. Animals will usually not enter the greenhouse so I don’t have to worry about them eating everything to the ground. After all there is nothing more frustrating than to put  in a whole bunch of work on a garden only to find out weeks later that the animals have already eaten everything to the ground before you could get any produce at all. You can only imagine how angry I was. So I moved my operation indoors. With much success I might add. Not bad for my first year greenhouse gardening.

The Greenhouse Effect

When spending any length of time inside your greenhouse remember to always have good ventilation. Because greenhouse gases will build up and can make you very sick or even pass out. You might not even know and then you’re laying on the ground. Gases come up from the ground  and get trapped inside the greenhouse. The gases can become very dangerous if not ventilated properly. It’s true I found out the hard way. Trust me ventilate. Plus if you don’t ventilate it can get up to 140 degrees in there and that alone will fry every plant in there.

Build a Greenhouse

Building a Greenhouse

Build a Greenhouse

When planning a greenhouse consider building it yourself out of recycled materials. This will save you a lot of money which you can then use on plants to fill it with. I built mine using recycled windows and recycled wood, but I did use some lumber that I bought and roof panels  that I bought. Try to grow using all organic methods and practices. You food will taste better and be healthier done the old-fashioned way. But that’s just my opinion and I’m old school I like doing things they way my father and grandfather taught me. They are the best methods and still work today. Heck I still have seeds from when my father used to garden over 25 years ago and some are still viable. Talk about heirloom seeds. Set up an appointment to shop our wide selection of many different landscape plants. Or sign up for my make money gardening course and learn just how I do it.  For more info call (859)635-0922 and ask for Jeff

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Jeff Gabelman

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Bamboo Privacy Screen

Bamboo For Privacy

A bamboo privacy screen may be just what you’re looking for. Bamboo has many different uses but the biggest one of all is Privacy. People are tired of being scrutinized by every move they make. And in our own yard we have the right to some privacy. Why all of a sudden people can’t mind their own business is beyond me. Because as busy as my life is I don’t have time to worry about what someone else is doing. Bamboo will give you all the privacy you want while still looking beautiful all year-long. Take for instance a

Bamboo Privacy Screening

Bamboo Privacy Screening

wooden privacy fence will need to be painted year after year but a bamboo grove may just require a little watering from time to time. I would much rather water than scrape and paint every year wouldn’t you. Plus a bamboo privacy screen is much more eco-friendly because you don’t have to cut down trees to get the fence.

Deck Privacy

Even if you have a deck that is a couple of stories high or a second or third story window that you want to block, bamboo privacy screening is the answer for many bamboo will grow to great heights. Just make sure you find the right bamboo for the right application. There is one that will work for every situation, at least above zone 5 that I know of.  With a wooden privacy fence there are restrictions on height but not with a living fence. There are no restrictions to my knowledge. Personally, I would rather look at some beautiful living growing plants than an old board fence but that’s  just my opinion.

Fast Growing Trees

When bamboo starts it’s shooting it only takes 3 months to grow their full height for that stage in their life so if a mature bamboo shoots it can grow up to 40-50 ft tall in just 3 months. I’m telling you it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve seen my bamboo grow to over 2 1/2 ft in 24 hours. It sounds crazy but  it’s true. If you’d like more info check out my other blog at mybamboogrove.com or hardybamboo.org or makemoneygardening.org   We have many different species of cold hardy bamboo for sale. Just call (859)468-5625 ask for Jeff.

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Jeff Gabelman

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Gabelman’s Gardens Bamboo
Gabelman's Gardens Bamboo

Gabelman's Gardens Bamboo
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51 Enzweiler Rd.
Alexandria, KY 41001
(859)242-1602

Backyard Privacy Bamboo
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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 10 pots 1-3 ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees F.





Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Yellow Groove
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Phyllostachys Rubromarginata
Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

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Pseudosasa Japonica

Pseudosasa Japonica


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