20 May 2008

Mason Bees

With the decline of honeybee populations, fruit growers have been looking for alternatives to pollinate their crops. Mason Bees are native to North America and seem to be a much more effective pollinator in the orchard than the honeybee, which had originally been imported.....

02 May 2008

Solar Garden Fountains

Planning to add solar fountains to your garden? What a great idea! Not only can the Sun make the flowers in your garden bloom, but the Sun can also make your fountain work and add to the charm and the elegance of the garden. These fountains are as beautiful as the other varieties, and to top it all, they are much more cost effective to run because they operate on the power of the Sun. They are easier to set up too because you will not need any power lines. And the lack of any power lines makes them safer in the home too, particularly if you have pets and kids. Just select a corner in the garden that receives adequate sunlight and install it. Though solar fountains are not the conventional variety (they are an innovation keeping in mind the convenience of the user), but nowadays they have become very popular. Improvements in the water pumping technology have optimized the performance of these fountains. The self-contained features of solar fountains will add to the charm of your home. The gentle sound of running water will bring in peace helping you relax and distress after a hard day at the office. Solar fountains almost always come with a solar panel that captures the sunlight and a pump. Since they come as a single piece, there is no requirement of fixing anything. The set up of solar fountains also means that there are no water leakages. And in case it does, there is no risk of a hazard because there is no electricity. Solar fountains come in a wide variety of designs, colors, sizes, shapes, materials and budget. There is so much variety that you are sure to find something that is just right for your needs, taste and preference. So go ahead, browse through a few products on display, and select the solar fountains that meet your fancy. You can keep them in the yard, at the patio, the deck and at the garden too. However do keep in mind that these fountains do not work in the evening or in the night and also when the conditions are overcast. However there are a few models in which the solar power can be stored so that they can work as well in the night too. In some models, the solar panels and the actual fountain are separate. If you are purchasing such a model, you can keep the fountain almost anywhere (even inside a room) as long as the panel is able to capture the sunlight. There are many things to be considered when buying http://www.soothingwalls.com/Smart-Solar-Fountains-s/68.htm Solar Fountains. This guide will help you in taking a final decision. Author: Soothing Walls About the author: Soothing Walls is a leading retailer of http://www.soothingwalls.com