Plants that repel snakes... If you're not an admirer of snakes, plant these at every place possible!!!
Care and Pruning of Clematis- good info and instructions
Clematis 'Little Mermaid' A full complement of pretty pink petals warmed with salmon and coral tones circles the bright yellow anthers; hints of purple infuse their centers. This exquisite Japanese variety presents its 3-4in blossoms on compact vines in both early and late summer. Grows 4-6' tall in sun to part sun. Zones 4-11
Clematis 'LITTLE MERMAID'
In a Weekend Create a new planting bed Add contrast and color to your home exterior with a new planting bed. Prime spots are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house. When creating a new bed, choose features that will frame your home rather than obscure it. Opt for stone or precast-concrete blocks to edge the bed. Include a mix of plant size, color, and texture for optimal results
20 ways to add curb appeal, whether you're selling or not.
Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons
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
"White Feathers" Hosta- Comes up white in the spring and turns a pale green in the summer
Study your space Look at your yard at different times of day, from different angles and in different weather conditions. Take pictures to help you remember what it looks like. Learn where the sunlight falls, where the shade pockets are, where the rain pools. Choose plants adapted to your yard's conditions and your area's hardiness Zone. Here, hostas thrive in the shade of big trees.
Succulent Plant Aeonium Kiwi by SucculentOasis on Etsy
DIY concrete garden path of leaves... Plan path by marking your stride, and cut a 3" hole for each leaf shape. Fill bottom inch with builder's sand and the next .5" with peagravel. Pour quick-set concrete mix and shape with gloved hand. Either press large leaf, vein side down, on top or draw veins with wooden or metal skewer. Cover with burlap and keep moist for a week while it cures.
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