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My Grandmother taught me this great tip.....Roses Love it!....Coffee by-products can be used in the garden and farm as follows: * Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. * Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. *Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer. Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature. * Mix into soil for house...

Now is the time to dream of summer flowers – and buy seeds for some of them. I have run a landscape design / build company for almost 30 years and every year I make sure to include annual flowers in our clients’ landscapes. I know you may cringe when you hear that you have to plant these seeds or little flowers anew every year but the non-stop blooms are well worth it! Here are a few of my favorite annual flowers from some of our plantings. Please note that some are considered a perennial in ...

flowersgardenlove: **Pink Chilean bell Flowers Garden Love

CLEMATIS VINES are HUNGRY for vitamins and nutrients. Feed them a clematis smoothie for massive blooms. Save banana peels, eggshells, and tomato discards. Put in a blender with water, purée, then pour around the root areas.

DIY- how to make an outdoor mosaic table with step by step tutorial

Not all bugs are bad. Pesticides kill the good bugs along with the bad. Buy beneficial pests like corkscrew snails and ladybugs at your local gardening center. Share with your neighbors to expand your radius of protection for your own yard.

DIY - Hypertufa. A what?? A Hypertufa! A hypertufa is a container that looks like stone/concrete but weighs much less. It can be molded into different shapes & sizes. These unique containers are relatively easy to make and can become quite the conversation piece in your garden or on a patio or deck. They are also great additions to a rock garden.