Beach balls painted to look like eyes put in a tree for Halloween. HA! I love this!!
plant Ranunculus in my flower beds
These are so cool- often called truffula flowers inspired by Dr. Seuss- easy to grow too!
For the crevices! I did something like this for when i made my brick side walk... mirrors really add a "water/sky" effect. I'm thinking about diggig a few stones out and adding more broken mirrors... I use thick mirrors pieces. empty spaces, river rocks, pathway, stone paths, garden paths, pebble mosaic, patio, walkway, stepping stones
For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.
Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful. I need this to keep the slugs off my strawberries!
What is there about/ a stone wall that brings out/ the child in me? Modern Japanese Senryu Poem (17 syllables or less in 3 lines) EKPHRASIS: From the Greek word ek (out of) and phrasis (speech or expression) is a form that takes its inspiration from visual art: an easy form of poetry, because there aren't any set rules as to syllable count or rhyme scheme. Art and Poetry by Jean Elizabeth Ward. rock wall, moon, secret gardens, dream, the face, garden walls, stone walls, stones, garden rocks
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