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Dahlia. 3-5'. Full sun. generally bloom from midsummer to first frost. Recommended varieties: 'Bishop of Llandaff': small, scarlet, intense flowers with handsome, dark-burgundy foliage 'Miss Rose Fletcher': an elegant, spiky, pink cactus plant with 6-inch globes of long, quilled, shell-pink petals 'Kidd's Climate': the ultimate in irrational beauty with 10-inch "dinnerplate" flowers with hundreds of pink pentals suffused with gold
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Cornus alba 'sibirica' (red-barked dogwood). mid shot of red branches. november.
THIS WORKS!! WE USE IT ALL THE TIME!!! SAVES US $$$ ON WEED KILLER AT HOME DEPOT!!!!! Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.
Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.
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"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"
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-To test if your soil is acidic, just add some baking soda to your soil. If it fizzes, you’ve got acidic soil. -To test if your soil is alkaline simply sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline.
DIY :: Acrylic paint (enamel works even better, but it's more expensive) on a few smooth rocks, then placed here and there in the garden, makes a surprise treat for the eyes. I make sure to use non-toxic paints.
A rock maintenance strip around the house ... catches splashes, keeps siding clean and minimizes pests. Put your foundation plantings in front of the strip...
Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it! @ Home Improvement Ideas
BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.