Lilypad Pool Warmers - Using a hula hoop, and some cheap black plastic you can melt the plastic to the hula hoop - the black traps energy from the sun and heats up the pool. Very cheap and efficient way to warm up the water!
How-To: Lily Pad Pool Warmers
A Simple Do It Yourself Soil Test Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced.
Alternative Gardning: How to perform a soil test
Drought tolerant plants for hot, dry climates!
Roger's Gardens Landscape | Gardens
you could use a paint pen or nail polish pen to decorate these garden rocks!! Cool idea!!!
Inspire. Northern Shade Gardening -- List of plants grown in a Zone 3 (Central Alberta) garden
Garden Plant List for Zone 3 | Northern Shade Gardening
Moss Dish Gardens | Moss and Stone Gardens
Add a little moss to pots or rocks, 1 Part Moss 1 Part Sugar 2 Parts Beer
Are your yard planters too heavy to move? Use packing peanuts to cut the weight in half and improve drainage.
Rooting hydrangea cuttings- Cut a softwood shoot that has several leaves. Trim it into 5-inch-long pieces that each have a leaf toward the top. Remove extra leaves; then cuts the remaining leaf in half to minimize evaporation (and the need for watering). Dip the other end in powdered rooting hormone; plant the cuttings in trays filled with a soilless mix and perlite.
Rooting hydrangea cuttings//
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This plant in now about 5-feet tall. In spring, as soon as spears poke up through the mulch, cut your asparagus spears daily. For the next 6 to 8 weeks, gather spears every other day. Stop harvesting when the largest spears are less than a half inch in diameter. When the harvest season ends, feed the patch a second time with a balanced organic fertilizer. Fresh homegrown asparagus: A+.
Asparagus Hedge - Grows into tall delicate ferns, and you can harvest it early in the season. It multiple stalks make for a visually interesting hedge. Asparagus is perennial, but will die down to the ground each winter. Consequently, this hedge is seasonal only. May take a few years to fully establish. Pic 1 of 2.