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Red Creeping Thyme. grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. perennial. repels mosquitoes. can grow as entire lawn.

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I love the idea of mixing flowers and vegetables. I know marigolds have helped keep away squirrels and some bugs. I harvest the seeds in the fall from the marigolds and store them in a dry place until next year.

Top 10 Rules for Growing Vegetables and Fruits

4 varieties of coleus paired with chartreuse and black sweet potato vine. Bright and Beautiful. Toni's Manuscript Musings: Container Gardening on a Budget

Make solar garden lights! Find a glass jar, paint the inside with Elmer glue tinted the color you want and then go to the DOLLAR TREE and buy a solar light. Wala! Outdoor lights for nearly nothing!

Image detail for -Cute DIY yard decor. Can my apartment patio somehow be converted to look like this? Devise plan soon.

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A better way to grow cilantro. Try this method for a fast, continuous crop.

Citronella wine bottle candles! Love this! Wine bottle or whisky bottle, tiki torch feul, thick wick, washer to keep wick from falling, and decorative stones in bottle That easy!

These are my new obsession! -- Sunpatiens Compact Electric Orange Impatiens. Unlike normal impatiens, these thrive in the sun, and SOMEHOW my sister managed to make a pair winter hardy, for Upstate NY. I hope to do the same!

Edible Estates. Why not landscape your front and backyard and grow your own food organically. No more produce bills. :-)

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.

Mosquito repelling “Creeping Thyme” plant. It has citronella oil that makes it smell lemony. Put in planters on the patio.

"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"