The Advantages of Poly Outdoor FurnitureWritten by Joshua Brown
Imagine owning outdoor furniture that you don't have to spend your time maintaining. Just set it outdoors and enjoy using it. That is major advantage of poly outdoor furniture.
Poly Lumber is a high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic derived from post-consumer waste such as milk jugs and plastic packaging that would otherwise end up in a landfill. This material is then cleaned in a decontamination process to a high purity level. This purified recycled plastic is formulated with Ultra-Violet (UV) stabilizers and color pigments, and then formed into various shapes and profiles used to create beautiful and maintenence-free furniture.
So let's list advantages of poly lumber furniture:
- Environmentally Friendly : Because it is made out of recycled plastic, it helps reduce waste and also saves trees from being cut down. That's great for our planet.
- No Painting, staining or oiling : You can spend those hours you would have spent painting or staining, relaxing on your poly furniture. You got to love that.
- No storage needed : Does your garage or shed get filled up every winter with all that old wood furniture? Poly furniture can be left outdoors all year long. Any climate, weather or temperature.
When is a Lily Not a Lily?Written by Bev Boorer
When is a Lily Not a Lily? © Bev Boorer It might surprise some people to know that daylily is not a true lilium. It is called a lily because flowers resemble those of lilium genus. A native of Asia, botanical name of this herbaceous perennial is Hemerocallis. The beautiful blooms only last one day, but because each plant bears so many flowers, it still manages to have a flowering period of over six months. Each clump of daylilies has many flower stalks and each stalk can bear up to fifty flowers. Daylilies are ideal flower to grow in anyoneís garden. They are flood, drought and frost hardy and those that become dormant in winter even survive snow. They are not susceptible to disease, donít mind seaside conditions and are not fussy about soil type. They donít mind shade, either, but will flower better in full sun. What more could one ask of a plant? A good colour range? Daylilies have that, too. These days, daylilies come in not just yellow and orange, but a huge variety of colours. Some are even bi-coloured. There are big round ones, triangular, ruffled and laced white ones, some have watermarks, others have fancy eyes. What a variety! And they have as diverse a range of size as they do colour and shape. The smallest flowers are 3cm across, while largest make 20cm. Foliage can range from under 30cm to over 1.5m. The smaller varieties with grass-like foliage are quite suitable for borders, and all should be planted about 60 cm apart with crown at ground level. Fertilise and mulch well for best performance. Potted daylilies can be planted into garden at any time of year, but if you buy bare-rooted ones from nursery, then late winter/early spring is a good time to plant them, and again in late summer through autumn. This avoids absolute hottest and coldest parts of Aussie year.