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Believe it or not even in cold weather climates, you can plant a fall garden and watch it grow. While the thought of a lush, vibrant garden typically conjures up images of summer, with the right planning and the right planting, you can achieve autumn abundance.

Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden-once you plant them,they just keep coming year after year-a very good thing

Add some visual interest and practical purpose to a sloped garden landscape by creating a gavel-stepped walkway. Pea gravel and new or salvaged wood beams are all that you will need to create one like this. Simply level out the grade, or create steps with the beams and fill in with gravel.

Garden Paths: 16 Easy-to-Imitate Stone Walkways

A north-facing wall is softened by this hanging planter of pink impatiens and fuchsias flanked by ‘Kingswood Torch' coleus. Asarina(climbing snapdragon) adds height, while ‘Margarita’ sweet potato vines trail gracefully over the side.

Container Gardens Made for the Shade | Garden Design

What a cute and cleaver idea! Clear around the planting area, for productive growth of the beans. Greate hideaway for kids in the yard, leave the grass in the center.

Alternative Gardning: Pole Bean Hideaway

Mosquitoes don't seem to mind my Basil, Rosemary or my Marigolds, but Garlic is super effective against them! When we go to a park, or just sit out on our patio, we throw a few cloves of garlic around first - and you will see the mosquitoes fly out of the grass! Step on the garlic cloves first to smash 'em, and release the fragrance. ~ Houston Foodlovers

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Got a rusty old steel rake that's seen better days? Don't just toss it. When mounted tines-out on a shed wall or a door, the rake's head becomes a vintage-look rack for your gardening tools that's as charming as it is convenient. | Photo: Dale Horchner |

25 Home Solutions to Take on Through the Year