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21 inspiring lawn-free yards | Easy-care front yard |

Landscaping without Grass

Fabulous, colorful, low maintenance perennials for your garden. www.landscape-des...

Easy To Grow Flowers | Low Maintenance Perennials

When to plant what.... just in case I ever feel like gardening. you never know!

Tea Talk Magazine : When Should I Plant

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Spring: Info on Pruning, Starting Seeds/Bulbs, Dividing Perennials, Creating Colorful Spring Containers, Soil Testing, Planting Trees the Right Way, How to Plan A Vegetable Garden, etc.

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Spring | Fine Gardening

Great article! 5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden. I knew about adding shells to the bottom of planting holes, but to use shells as STARTS? I love it!!! And to think - I "almost" bought a starting kit yesterday.

HowStuffWorks "Five Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden"

And use leftover coffee grounds to enrich your soil and repel critters. | 30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

My mother in law always did this, I though it was the chemicals in the peel that made it work so well. Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peels potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist for tomato plants too.

Banana peels as fertilizer

"""Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. I have been doing this for a few years & works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This also works good for planting a plant in an area that tends to get filled with roots etc. from other plants. I will use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots, but keeps other tree roots from choking out the one I planted."""

Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways | eHow

Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed from germinating, so don’t try this on your vegetable garden until your plants are established and you’ve finished planting seeds.

9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

5-Minute Craft: How to Sprout Seeds from Eggshells

How To Start Seeds In Eggshells

Get your garden started early by planting your seeds in eggshells indoors before the weather permits outdoor growth. There are several reasons why eggshells are the perfect pot for this, but the biggest is that they are cheap (free really), full of calcium to give your seedlings that extra boost, and easy to plant in the garden when ready (the shell can stay on!).

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

Use cinnamon as a substitute for rooting hormone. It also kills fungus and bacteria at the same time. I will never buy Rootone again : )

bury a banana peel 1" down at the base of a rosebush. The potassium will feed the plant and help it fight of diseases. ***Used banana peels, egg shells, coffee grounds and crushed Tums with calcium when planting tomatoes 5-9-12. Sherry***

Mom's Secret Remedies
  • Shelley Pausewang
    Shelley Pausewang

    It does work... You can also put the whole old bananas you won't eat in the pot. The old whole bananas attract butterflies !!!

  • Shelley Pausewang
    Shelley Pausewang


  • Judi Sheahan
    Judi Sheahan

    Rubbing the inside of banana peel on poison ivy rash helps itch and promotes healing.

  • Donna Taylor Zink
    Donna Taylor Zink

    Thanks for all the great information. I'll difinitly try them.

  • Rosemary Chenze
    Rosemary Chenze


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Use empty 4-inch pots to save on soil and container weight.

cucumber shade trellis

Ten Mistakes Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Next time you boil or steam vegetables, don't throw the water out. Use it to water your plants when it's cooled off. You'd be surprised how much the plants love the extra nutrients!

what to prune and when to do it

Arbor with red hollyhocks and lavatera

10 of the most common mistakes made at the garden nursery -- and how to avoid them. #gardening

raised rock beds

garden swing retreat

Pink Muhly Grass looks average until the flowers come in autumn...then get ready for EVERYONE to ask you what that pink thing is blooming in your yard!!!!

November | 2010 | Gardenwise Blog
  • Nancy Dove
    Nancy Dove

    I have one too. Love it absolutely beautiful.

  • Crystal Burrows
    Crystal Burrows