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what a beautiful shade garden

I made a hypertufa pot in a wicker basket - it turned out really, really nice and looks great on the patio. Fun making it too - like grown up mud pies! I want to try the ones made in square milk cartons next. From Martha Stewart.

This is my dream garden house... I would use it as a craft room too ;)

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.

tied the knot pillow with wedding date! too cute. would make a great throw pillow for the master bedroom or living room couch.

Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your berries when they ripen because the birds will think the ripened berries are stones

brillant idea for outdoor sun shades. My neighbor did this a few years ago and I have always loved it.

Lettuce shade + cucumber frame from Florida Gardening Made Simple.

Zone-by-Zone To-Do list - scroll through the pages for the different zones. :)

A website that plans your garden FOR YOU! You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do. I planned my whole garden with it and love this software!

MAYBE THIS WILL HELP ME GROW BIGGER PEPPERS THIS SUMMER! Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.