How to Propagate Basil - cut 3-4 inch cuttings right below a leaf node. Remove leaves on the lower 2". Place cuttings in glass of water on a bright, sunny (not hot) window sill. Be carefully, adding water to keep stems immersed. Change the water every other day. In 5-7 days you will begin to see some tiny white roots forming.

How to Propagate Basil

How to Propagate Basil from cuttings - Super simple! Buy one plant and end up with a dozen or more new plants, who doesn't need lots of basil? and these are a perfect gift for foodie friends!

country garden - SFH adds: I had to pin this wonderful site on three different boards it is such a great example of a successful border, winning plant combinations, and Blue/Purple- crown jewels in the garden.

country garden - SFH adds: I had to pin this wonderful site on three different boards it is such a great example of a successful border, winning plant combinations, and Blue/Purple- crown jewels in the garden. - My Cottage Garden

Serenity in the Garden: No-Fail Tips for Turning Hydrangeas Blue! Can't wait to be able to have these in my backyard!

Serenity in the Garden: No-Fail Tips for Turning Hydrangeas Blue! Can't wait to be able to have these in my backyard! Mine are always blue but I'm looking forward to having a hydrangea hedge.

butterfly bush

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed - Shrub Buddleja davidii - These fragrant butterfly bushes in 3 fabulous colours will attract plenty of butterflies to the garden. The varieties: Royal Red, White Profusion and Empire Blue. I LOVE this bush!

Charming porch inspiration

Lovely Renovations - traditional - porch - chicago - Siena Custom Builders, Inc. Love the porch/entry.

Keep the flowers coming all season long with Endless Summer Hydrangea! See more #hydrangeas: www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/shrubs/hydrangea-guide/

How to Care for and Choose Hydrangeas

Reblooming Hydrangeas - Endless Summer Hydrangea macrophylla is one of the most famous rebloomers.

Rhododendrons: This shrub is an evergreen so it will look good year round. The shrub blooms in spring and summer and keeps good color in fall and winter interest. Plant in shady to part shade spots in moist, well-drained soil. It tolerates wet soil too and is deer resistant. Grows 25ft by 25ft so keep it trimmed back if you want to keep it manageable.

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Rhododendrons: This shrub is an evergreen so it will look good year round. Plant in shady to part shade spots in moist, well-drained soil. It tolerates wet soil too and is deer resistant.

This garden plan uses hydrangeas, hostas, and lamium for a part-shade location.

How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

This garden plan uses lime-light hydrangeas, hostas, and lamium for a part-shade location.

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