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)
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.
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!
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..