Persian shield. Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it. Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.
Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..
The Art of Pruning Fruit Trees. I so totally need this for the apple tree in the backyard!!! I think I will also use a peach pit from the PA peaches my aunt gave me and see if I can't get a peach tree to yield in a few years!!! Great tips on ALL of the fruits pretty much!!!