A growing medium for orchids should help anchor the roots and be free draining, allowing water to run through the pot. The mix materials must also absorb enough moisture and nutrients to feed the roots and hydrate the orchids.
January in the garden
Most gardeners leave some perennials standing in the garden in winter, hoping they'll catch the snow and make a beautiful display.
Seed catalogues are arriving and they provide the impetus for every kind of wish fulfillment. For fancy pelargoniums (geraniums), order seed right away.
When there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, I’m grateful for every conifer in my landscape, especially those with long soft needles.
A garden designer's view on trends - Garden Making magazine
Removing a large fern-leaf beech from front garden became necessary because of its eventual size. Dwarf conifers will replace it in front garden design.