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hot pink rocks for planting succulents // love

Natural bug spray for the garden. 1 gallon of water 2 cups of Dawn soap 2 cups of plain listerine type mouthwash 1 tsp cayenne pepper Mix together, put in a spray bottle

Did you know that you can simply plant the top of a pineapple in a pot and grow another? And it looks gorgeous!

Got bricks?? Love this idea for marking herbs and other plants!!! I am sooo doing this!

Great set up for a veggie garden, blocked from the dog or other animals.

7 Ways to Create a Gorgeous Outdoor Room

Put in blender: one can of cheap beer (or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk), a few handfuls of moss, one teaspoon of sugar. Paint on wall and mist daily until it grows.

Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

Simple solutions to common garden problems - 35 natural remedies

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets @ MyHomeLookBookMyHomeLookBook

Barrel tables. Home Depot has whiskey barrels for $20. You can even change out the decor inside the barrell to fit the seasons! Cute for a porch or outdoor area!

Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

A small trellised planter perfect for patios and corner accents. (clematis, tomatoes, morning glory...).

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

Great ideas on this blog for recycling old furniture and things around the house for planters, bird feeders etc.

succulents skillfully placed on decorative ladder