A Potted Herb Garden What to plant: Various herbs can share the same pot, but make sure they are compatible by reading the care tags. Water-loving basil and curly parsley (shown, near left) make good partners, whereas rosemary, sage, and oregano (rear) all prefer a slightly drier environment. Or try different varieties of one plant, such as common, lemon, and silver thyme (front).
List of plants that will grow in the shade, including foxglove: peace lily, spider plants, jacob's ladder, meadowsweet, Virginia bluebell, columbine, foxglove, flax lili, English ivy, coleus, fuchsia, impatiens, bleeding heart, hosta, solomon's seal, jumpseed, Japanese anemone, leopard plant, ferns. Great for container gardening and the back of my house that has plenty of shade.
These simple, attractive borders will keep grass from invading your garden and eliminate the need for edge trimming. We'll show you how to install metal, paver and stone borders. Not only do they look great, these borders require almost no maintenance.
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall
Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.
Good to know! Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier