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Why do the plums fall off the tree every year before they are ripe. I do everything I was told to do but nothing helps. Opening it, spraying it, etc., I think Ill cut it this fall, unfortunately.

Why do the plums fall off the tree every year before they are ripe. I do everything I was told to do but nothing helps. Opening it, spraying it, etc., I think Ill cut it this fall, unfortunately.

This birdbath-turned-planter uses a mix of hostas, with some chartreuse-colored creeping jenny that spills beautifully over the edge of the planter. Notice the a low-growing evergreen at the base of the planter that adds understated textural interest that supports, but doesn't compete with the container planting.

Hosta growing in a pottery container

Regrow Romaine Lettuce Hearts ~ and watch them grow back ~ lots of other tips about regrowing from kitchen scraps... so going to try this, @Candice Bradley,@Shirl Cr

This kitchen owl was made from salvaged kitchen supplies and a CD which is reflective and can help keep away hawks or other birds from your veggie garden.

Baking soda and weeds ... Baking Soda Looking for a safe way to keep weeds and grasses from growing in the cracks of your paved patios, driveways, and walkways? Sprinkle handfuls of baking soda onto the concrete and simply sweep it into the cracks. The added sodium will make it much less hospitable to dandelions and their friends. Try it 2x/yr, spring and fall. Site has other ways to kill weeds.

WHO KNEW? I did this, and I have NO weeds/grass growing in my pavers! 5 pound bags of Baking Soda at Costco for less than $5.00 - then : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting