How To Grow Lavender Like a Pro. Throughout much of the West, few plants are easier to grow than lavender. Though most varieties perform best within 100 miles of the Pacific Ocean, English lavender and its allies (the ones most often used in cooking) can tolerate moderately cold and snowy winters. #gardening #lavender
Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.
Tea set bird feeders You will need: Old cups and saucers, matching or not A pencil Cloth-backed coarse grade sandpaper An all-purpose glue or hot glue gun Fishing line, or hanging hooks for bird feeders, available from specialty stores
Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System lets you create a convenient watering system for your vegetable garden. No special tools required — just use scissors to cut the hoses to the sizes you need. Snap the fittings in place and you're ready to water. Nice because it encourages roots to reach further to get water
Hoop House Garden - Vern Harris likes setting up hoop houses over his vegetable beds, but he doesn’t like the hassle of working under them. Harris came up with hoops that glide on rails, making access as easy as pulling on two ropes. Says Harris, “My hoop houses have let me grow greens even in the snow.”
How To Make A Hoop House That Glides Open And Closed -
Become self-reliant! Instead of spending lots of money on pesticide laden, genetically modified veggies you can grow your own. The taste (and nutrition) of home grown food is far superior to the grocery store variety and your cost is almost free.
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Control pests by planting these flowers for borders and drawing beneficial insects into your garden: Cornflower, Sweet Alyssum, Borage, Cup Plant, Anise Hyssop, Golden Marguerite, Fennel, Mountain Mints, Pussy Willows, Ornamental Grasses, Corn (article ends with LONG list of annuals and perennials)
Attract Beneficial Insects with Flower Borders: Organic Gardening
Great REUSE of old doors - a privacy fence. Instead of throwing to the land fill or burning on a wood pile, think how something can be reused. A door can be used in a privacy fence, as a dining room table top, used with other doors to create a privacy screen or as a headboard.
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