Plants for all kinds of shade
Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste
A trio of mosquito repelling potted plants. Perfect for the back porch
orange begonia, verigated licorice vine, creeping jenny
Use contrasting colors to create drama. Here, shades of purple mix well together -- and make a stunning contrast for a salmon geranium. This planting grows best in full sun. A. Lobelia erinus -- 3 B. Petunia 'Blue Velvet' -- 1 C. Geranium (Pelargonium 'Fantasia Salmon') -- 2 D. Viola 'Sorbet Purple Duet' -- 2 E. Lavender pink Petunia -- 1
Some great container gardens--sun, shade, flowers, no flowers. Check them out.
Flowers on the deck
Old dresser gardening idea.
Aspirin is the remedy for fungal headaches Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.
35 Pest, Disease and Weed Remedies--green and safe