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hummingbird butterfly buffet.from The Family Tree Garden Center page

Hummingbird and Butterfly Buffet

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Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa is a gorgeous variety that has risen to horticulture fame quickly because of its unique pattern. It is the first Calibrachoa that has a star pattern and holds this look in the heat of the summer as well. Fabulous in containers, baskets, window boxes or anything with good drainage. emfl.us/iSEd

Zinnia, Thumbelina 1¼" flowers from mid-summer to frost. lifecycle: Annual Sun: Full Sun Height: 6 inches Spread: 8-10 inches Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Agastache Raspberry Nectar™ USPPP Dense spikes of raspberry red flowers. Long bloom season. Attracts hummingbirds. Compact.    Benefits Bloom time: summer-fall Exposure: full sun Uses: beds, borders and containers Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips Plant in well-drained soil and deadhead to prolong blooming. Usually grown as an annual.

Sweet William aka Dianthus I love this flower. It's in the annual section, so it's inexpensive, but mine almost always comes back every year like a perennial.

Landmark Sunrise Rose Improved Lantana. For a kaleidoscope of color in hot, dry, sunny areas, try Landmark Sunrise Rose Improved lantana. Flower clusters emerge rosy pink but transition to peach and yellow as individual florets age. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the blooms, and deer leave the plant untouched in my yard. The foliage has a pleasant lemon scent. I love all Lantanas, they're so pretty!.

Persian Shield. Easily multiplied by simply breaking off and sticking in potting soil. You can have all you want and save money too

Flip the bell peppers over to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are female and those with three bumps are male. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better for eating raw and the males are better for cooking.

Potato Vine, Hot Pink Geraniums, & Dark Purple Petunias ~ A Little Pop of Wow...

wow to root hydrangea cuttings

DIY Spinning Composter for around $30

Mix a seducing drink for the butterflies in your garden! Butterfly cocktail contains red wine + honey, treacle or brown sugar.

Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Don't feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! Courtesy of: Backyard Diva -- great for strawberries

Potato Towers & Living Fence Posts - Urban Farmer of Seward

I love old posters like this one!

How to get more peppers from your green pepper plants: "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."

grow an avocodo tree

Grow your own celery from your remains from the store. Just chop of the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo.

Make your own potato tower - no digging up potatoes! >> Must try!

potato planter

Homemade lemon blueberry jam....

who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue! >> I am learning a lot here on pinterest today! Neat!

I've done this kind of garden successfully for 5 years or more! 4x4 Square foot layout