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Preserving Herbs How-to

Tips on growing clematis and the stages it goes through from winter to summer. - I love this bright pink clematis

Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely.

Dutchman's Pipe- An under-used vine that deserves a lot more attention, Dutchman's pipe bears heart-shaped leaves that can be as much as 10 inches wide. It has unique flowers in spring, though they're often hidden underneath the beautiful foliage. This vine grows well in both sun and shade. Plant Name: Aristolochia macrophylla Size: Climbs to 30 feet Zones: 5-8

gardeners hand scrub - make a paste of sugar and Dawn (pink)

How to easily add privacy to a yard, deck or patio!

Graceful Containers - Ingredients: Canna ‘Australia’, Canna ‘Tropicanna Gold’, Infinity Orange New Guinea Impatiens, ‘Hot Shot’ Orange portulaca, Begonia boliviensis Bonfire, ‘Orange Marmalade’ Crossandra, Sweet Caroline Bronze sweet potato vine.

Rooting hydrangea cuttings. My favorite flower :)

Easy homemade garden / plant markers using stones. Longer lasting, re-useable, and adds pops of color to your garden!

Persian Shield. Easily multiplied by simply breaking off and sticking in potting soil.

How to propagate rosemary and lavender

9 All Natural Ways to Keep Slugs Out Of Your Garden - So you’ve planted that organic garden and much to your dismay, your plants aren’t thriving and you begin to notice holes in the leaves. YOU’VE GOT SLUGS!

DIY Privacy screen

How to store stuff from your garden all winter long. Properly.

How_to_install_a_sprinkler_system

Great tip! Before gardening/yard work, drag your nails across a bar of soap, claw-like. The soapy buildup will protect the area under the nail bed from a soily invasion. Once you are done mucking about in the dirt you’ll find that washing up is a breeze!

♥ DIY: How To Install Gravel Paths That Don't Rut Away.

Fall Flowers...love this window box

Build a mason bee house with a tin can and some computer paper. Mason bees rarely sting, they're native and are the greatest pollinators of our orchards. Help them keep our fruit trees producing!

drop soap in panty hose and hang from spigot

Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick: Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..

Pruning Tomatoes- great article. Gave me the courage I needed to prune my out of control tomato plants!

Trellis Idea Chart