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
Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.
How to have an awesome pepper harvest. 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.