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Where to Cut Roses to Help Them Grow Bushy and Flower More: After blooming, cut just above an eye (shown in pic). In early spring, you cut the roses all the way down, just above ground at the third eye...

Where to cut Roses | Make a good house a GREAT home

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Handmade flower boxes - Flipping the Block Unit A Patio #HGTV

Flipping the Block: Tour the Finished Outdoor Spaces

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Entertain the kids with a DIY hopscotch garden path! This started as a clever way to deal with a patch of backyard where the grass simply wouldn't grow. Click through to read more on Our Fifth House. || @Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) Phillips

Our Fifth House: diy hopscotch garden path

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Everybody loves sunny weather--until our gardens start dying because there's no rain. Unless you can seed the clouds, it's wise to plan--and plant--for drought and dry spells. Click through for water-wise tips.

Planning Your Landscape for Drought | Garden Club

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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.

hostas in a pot! every spring they return...in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy. I don't know if they grow in the desert though

How to seal & protect your deck

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

nandina shrub. Great for the desert and blooms all year in different colors and fruits

Nandina shrubs for landscaping

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Purchase stair risers from home improvement store. This might look nice if you could get the plants to grow over the side or maybe put big pots next to it.

Gloss your forever 21 or cheap jewlery to keep from turning colors.. this also makes it hypoallergenic! // I wonder if this really makes it hypoallergenic

Planting! Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, fill the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight!

You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

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