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Bluestone slabs for a casual walkway design. Notice the stones and low plants in between the stones.

While no one can say for sure who invented these beauties, they are often attributed to Dr. Nathaniel Ward. In 1827, Ward studied moths and caterpillars in covered jars for observation. As time went on, some ferns sprouted in one of the glass containers–a very curious thing–as Ward had been unsuccessful in planting ferns in his own garden. He suspected this was due to the fact that London air was polluted, and thus prevented the growth of his plants. Dr. Ward placed the jar outside the window...

While no one can say for sure who invented these beauties, they are often attributed to Dr. Nathaniel Ward. In 1827, Ward studied moths and caterpillars in covered jars for observation. As time went on, some ferns sprouted in one of the glass containers–a very curious thing–as Ward had been unsuccessful in planting ferns in his own garden. He suspected this was due to the fact that London air was polluted, and thus prevented the growth of his plants. Dr. Ward placed the jar outside the window...

How to grow broad beans - London Herb Garden

Know what to pull ~ A site with pictures of common garden weeds that help identify soil types and problems.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

Perennial Giants with Sensible Gardening and Living

Meandering garden path-Green Tree Garden Design Ltd