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Peony Sorbet...helps to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your habitat...

How To Pollinate Squash By Hand

Hand Pollinating Squash: How To Hand Pollinate Squash Plants

Beat the summer heat by laying a soaker hose in your garden. All the details are in this post. Totally DIY too!

Be sure to upcycle your food scraps... All of this food will magically regrow itself!

You won't believe how easy it is to get rid of all those ants for good.

How to grow strawberries, blackberries and raspberries

Image of Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'

Fiesta Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta') - Monrovia

The Path Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'The Path') - Monrovia

The Path Hibiscus - Monrovia - The Path Hibiscus

Black Lace™ Elderberry BLACK LACE™ is a stunning development in Elderberry breeding. Intense purple black foliage is finely cut, giving it an effect similar to that of Japanese maple. Creamy pink flowers in spring contrast nicely with the dark leaves. They are followed by blackish red fall berries which can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife. BLACK LACE™ is very cold hardy and easy to grow, and adaptable to most sites.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen') - Monrovia - Trumpet Creeper (Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen')

Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony (Paeonia (Itoh) 'Kopper Kettle') - Monrovia - Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony (Paeonia (Itoh) 'Kopper Kettle')

Alba Plena Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena') - Monrovia - Alba Plena Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena')

Fireworks Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' P.P.# 18,504) - Monrovia - Fireworks Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks' P.P.# 18,504)

MONSANTO-FREE SEED COMPANY LIST - after this years garden...I will only do non-monsanto

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Time to take a peek at that compost pile you've been ignoring!! How to Compost your leftover paleo foods! (AND a DIY indoor or outdoor bin for under $ 10!)

SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky!