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For a healthy, organic garden, pair these flowers and herbs with your favorite garden growers to improve soil, increase propagation, and keep harmful insects at bay—all without the help of chemicals. |

Best Plants for a Healthy, Organic Garden

DIY Tiered Herb Garden Tutorial. Great for decks and small outdoor spaces!

DIY Tiered Herb Garden Tutorial

6 Fragrant Garden Herbs That Repel Flies

CRAFT PROJECTS AND TUTS: 6 Fragrant Garden Herbs That Repel Flies

Aspirin Prevents Blight In Tomato Plants - Use Aspirin To Help Your Grow Healthy Tomatoes - Country Living

Planting Tomatoes? Don't Forget the Aspirin

Use old pool noodles to fill flower pots so you don't have to use so much soil. Makes for easier drainage too.

Creative and Frugal Uses for Pool Noodles

Top 5 Gardening Apps

Top 5 Gardening Apps You Need Today! | The Garden Glove

The Perfect Perennial Garden

The Perfect Perennial Garden

SUCH a great infographic! Love the part on companion planting! Gonna print it to hang in my laundry room :)

Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System lets you create a convenient watering system for your vegetable garden. No special tools required — just use scissors to cut the hoses to the sizes you need. Snap the fittings in place and you're ready to water.

Alternative Gardning: Drip systems for gardens

Three-Shape Rule :: Create a focal point with something tall and spiky, add mass with something round and full, and soften the edges with something trailing or cascading.

Three-Shape Rule

How to prune tomatoes for the best harvest ever. Love these tips on how to get more yield from your plants.

How to Prune Your Tomato Plants for a Better Harvest

How to move hostas. In all the years I've moved my hostas, I can't believe I've never done this!

Homemade hummingbird nectar recipe instructions: 1 part regular white sugar to 4 parts water. Example: 1 cup sugar, 4 cups water 1. Boil the water. 2. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. 3. Let cool. 4. Refrigerate in a designated hummingbird feeder pitcher. Nothing extra: There is no need to add anything extra to the homemade hummingbird nectar recipe, i.e. coloring, honey, etc. It’s not necessary and could be harmful. Honey will quickly ferment becoming poisonous to the birds.

the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. Every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt

a craft a day: all in one organic fertilizer + pesticide

Easy enough and not toxic. Make Your Own At Home Weed Killer - protractedgarden

Plant nasturtium with cabbage, cucumbers, radishes, and fruit trees to repel squash bugs, white flies, and cucumber beetles. The blooms also keep aphids from nibbling on fruit trees.

Best Plants for a Healthy, Organic Garden

ZUCCHINI’S COMPANION’S 1) Zucchini loves a flower called borage as it chases off the tomato hornworm, plus it attracts bees. 2) Marigolds & nasturtiums are good at repelling beetles and squash bugs, and also attracting bees to your zucchini patch. Add the borage into the nasturtium plan!

5 beautiful bushes to plant in the yard. good for privacy and very easy on the eye! such pretty colors! buddiea(pink),forsythia spectabilis(yellow), spirea arguta(white), ceanothus yankee point(blue), and weigelia(burgundy) - naturewalkz