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This would look so cute instead of just hanging baskets! Need to look for these buckets at yard sales/ antique shops this summer!!

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Oh here's that old vintage watering can. I just love using it instead of those newfangled ones.........

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Garden Hose Holders - Better Outdoor Living at Home

Garden Hose Holders - Better Outdoor Living at Home

Though it has the word weed in its common name, don't let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, it's as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies (especially monarchs) adore it. Clusters of orange, yellow, pink or vermillion flowers appear in mid- to late summer, followed by thin, ornamental seedpods.

12 Top Midwest Perennial Flowers

Often times when we talk about Companion Planting we discuss the plants that should always be planted side-by-side in our gardens. I’m here to give you the dish on what plants to NOT plant together when you are companion planting!

Companion Planting | What NOT To Plant Together - Moms Need To Know ™

Best garden site ever! Choose from pre-planned gardens or design your own. Helps you figure out what to plant where, how close, when, and even gives growing tips.


Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae Subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae Genus: Hemerocallis Type species Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus L.

Like the look of these over typical trellis for vertical growing

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Stunning Marigold Fall Container | The sun's lower angle causes the ribs and veins of ‘Red Gaint’ mustard to glow white to chartreuse in contrast to its deep maroon foliage. ‘Bonanza Harmony’ Marigolds bring a burst of autumn orange and yellows to this fall container, while ‘Angelina’ sedums tie it all together. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Last Minute Garden Crops: chickenscratchny....

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Ferns are Great in Hanging Baskets - Choose a Boston fern for shady spots, a Kimberly Fern for sun. Keep soil moist not wet. Mist in late afternoon so the sun doesn't burn their leaves. If they begin to yellow, help them get their green back by watering with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to one gallon of water (tepid-warm). Use this water mixture every other week.

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Lavender pansies, bright pink geraniums and lime creeping jenny make a great combination in this pot.

Good Life of Design: What Colors Will Be In Your Spring Garden?

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

Alternative Gardning: Drip systems for gardens

growing sunflowers (in pots too), and how to harvest them.

Anyone can grow Sunflowers

How To Design a Perennial Flower Bed

How To Design a Perennial Flower Bed


Grow a Healthy Vegetable Garden

My Urban Garden - Container Zucchini-ing

Container Zucchini-ing

Snap Pea Pod with Peas

Growing Green Peas - Bonnie Plants

Capsicums or Bell Peppers can be easy grown from seed in containers. It can be grown from sunny spots to partially shaded areas. It grows fast if planted alongside tomatoes, geraniums or petunias. Its main pests are slugs and snails and they should never be planted beside beans, cauliflower and kale. The capsicum fruit should always be harvested with a scissor, as twisting the fruit at times takes off the entire branch!

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Growing Jalapenos in a Pot


How To Grow Lettuce In A Container

Patio Princess is a relatively small plant that produces some of the most delicious little tomatoes ever. The plants typically only reach about 2 feet tall and produce a continual stream of 2-1/2″ fruits. The 10 Best Tomatoes for Containers | Veggie Gardener

The 10 Best Tomatoes for Containers | Veggie Gardener

Self watering container - once again using those empty 2 liter bottles!

Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables - Easy DIY project

NGB Year of the Coleus: Subtle color combination of Coleus with dark ipomea, fountain grass and dusty miller - wonderful textures!

Mavis Garden Blog – Ideas for Summer Container Gardening