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This site has great ideas for plant combos for your flower beds or for containers. In containers, put a "thriller" (something tall), a "filler" (plants to fill in the middle), and a "spiller" (plants that trail over the edge).

Nantucket. Did this last summer ... my FAVORITE combo so far!!! Calibrachoa (orange), sutera cordata (white), scaevola hybrid (blue), and Ipomea Marguerite (Sweet potato vine)

Parmesan Cheese Shaker: Clean it out, then fill it up with your preferred granular plant fertilizer for an easy way to feed your garden.

Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This trick won't work with plants such as strawberries or mint that spread above ground.

Trailing Rosemary produces beautiful blue foliage. It requires little water, and has a moderate growth rate. It has no allergens, but yet is very fragrant.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

Vinegar instead of Roundup Yay!!!

Mosquito-repelling plans for your deck...May have to try this....

Spillers, thrillers and fillers! Photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flower.

The book "Instant Container Gardens" by Pamela Crawford shows you how to get quick, easy, long-lasting color in your garden, using all shapes and sizes of containers. Here's one she shares: "This small basket is one of my favorites of all time," says Pamela. "It represents simplicity - both in plant choices and arrangement. What could be simpler than coleus, begonias, and salvia? These winners have been tested and proved by generations of gardeners. "This arrangement is the easiest I know:...

Neat basket to put your fresh picked veggies in. Once they are in the basket just turn the hose on them to rinse them off -