Light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil for tabletop s'mores.

Light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil for tabletop s'mores. Fun outdoor summer party idea - or one large pot for the kids to make smores in, since our fire pit is propane.

MUST grow some.  Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant.

Mosquito Grass

must try.Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Plant a garden full of mosquito repelling plants so you can actually enjoy being outdoors :) Citronella Lemon Balm Catnip Marigolds Basil Lavender Peppermint Garlic Pennyroyal Rosemary Geranium

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. Good to know

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. Good to know for an outdoor fire pit! Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps…

This is so neat! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

Gardening Calendar- Enter your zip code and it gives you a week by week calendar when to start seeds for your area.

Beautiful garden pots

DIY Garden Planter & Birds Bath

D. Topsy-Turvy Planter & Birdfeeder: very cute and inexpensive. Could forget bird feeder and plant herbs

Learn to use your Herbs!

Add Some Flavor

It is no secret that herbs can add cool flavors to your food. You need to understand the basics about herbs to use the right ones in your foods. This cheat sheet by illustrated bites shows you how to deal with herbs when preparing your food:

25 garden tips you won't want to miss - some are pretty neat.

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

Will have to try this! -- 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.

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.

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