Red Creeping Thyme. grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. perennial. repels mosquitoes. can grow as entire lawn.
STEPABLES.COM - Plants that tolerate foot traffic
Sweet Autumn Clematis is a completely whimsical and enticing vine that can make any outdoor space attractive
~MYRTLE GENTRY, 1925 Often called the most fragrant peony of all, ‘Myrtle’ opens pale pink with hints of cream and apricot before maturing to a lovely white.
When it comes to getting a thick, healthy lawn, nothing beats sod for instant gratification. Lay it right and in a couple of weeks you've got a dense, well-established lawn that's naturally resistant to weeds, diseases, and pest infestations. | Photo: Keller & Keller | thisoldhouse.com
How to Sod a New Lawn
Square foot garden layout ideas - can't wait for spring!- great layout and actually veggies I will plant!
Decorating + entertaining with mosquito repelling plants
For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.
GENIUS! Rinse vegetables right in the garden. And use leftovers to water the plants!
So cute! And so easy to paint flat rocks with bright acrylics to make them function as durable plant markers.
Testing old seeds. Seeds saved from past gardens may be worth sowing -- but only if they pass this test: Fold 10 seeds in moist paper towel, place in resealable bag, mark with date and type. Watch to see how many germinate. Multiply that number by 10 to calculate the percent of germinations. More than 70 percent is passing. If between 40 and 60 percent, sow thickly. Below 40 percent, it's best to buy fresh seed.
How test if seeds are too old to plant
Urban Farm Mag - bad companion plants / for the garden.
Make your own pots for seeds.. then just replant the entire thing!
seed holes. now that is inspired.
Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
Gardening 101, How To Grow Cucumbers etc. Need to pin this since my cucumbers are horrible this year!
Brilliant! A website that plans your garden FOR YOU! You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do.
recycled milk jug used for watering - great idea!