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Do you grow herbs? I do. I love being able to walk out on my porch and cut fresh herbs for my recipes. The more I cook, the more herbs I grow. And I always have some of these Herb Butters in the refrigerator!   These are my current collection: basil, mint, cilantro and parsley …

Organic Pesticide and Vegetable Wash/ Call Me PMc - Call Me PMc

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Blue veronica with ferns. Gorgeous for the shade garden!

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Make a Bee Bath and Help Hydrate our Pollinators

Make a Bee Bath and Help Hydrate our Pollinators - Karma Jello

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Delosperma ‘P001S’ Fire Spinner®...Ice Plant for Full Sun. 2 to 4 inches tall and spreads up to 24 inches in two years. Blooms from early Summer to mid-Fall...easy to grow. ZONE 5-9

Top 10 Perennials | Picks for 2012

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Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair: Red and Green Caladium. Punch up dense shade with the mottled leaves of caladiums. Splashed with pink, white, and green, caladiums deliver color all summer. This tropical grower has paper-thin arrowhead-shape leaves and wiry stems. Native to the tropical regions in South America, these tuberous plants occupy the understory and thrive in shade.

Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair

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Summer Wave Blue Torenia hybrid--drought tolerant, for hanging baskets

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Some beautiful shade garden ideas...we LOVE how this creeping jenny looks as a ground cover under the hostas!

Stunning Shade Garden Design Ideas

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Hostas

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Shade garden!

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Tropical garden - using pots within landscape. What a pretty Bromeliads :)

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potted ginger harvest - Learn how to grow your own ginger this winter!

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Beginner's Guide to Mums | Tip 4 | SouthernLiving.com

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My Favorite Shady Ground Cover -- If you have a shady or partial shady spot, and you want to fill it in quickly (within 8 weeks), then you will like Lamium Beacon Silver or "dead nettle." Don't buy flats...find someone who has it (me!) and take cuttings. You can just stick a stem or even part of a leaf in the ground, and it takes root and fills in rapidly! It flowers from April to October...I love my patches of it!

Beacon Silver Dead Nettle - Monrovia - Beacon Silver Dead Nettle

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October Garden Almanac - What to Grow & Plant in October | Williams-Sonoma

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7 Things to plant now in the fall garden | empressofdirt.net

7 Things To Plant In The Fall Garden Now - Empress of Dirt

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Plant individual garlic cloves pointy side down in the fall when you plant tulip bulbs. Mulch and wait for spring. What a tasty surprise!

Growing great garlic | Garden & Landscape Tips from Preen.com

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Winter Garden - I'm in zone 6, so I will try sowing these this week.

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Blue My Mind Evolvulus never stops blooming, even in over 100 degree temps and into October frost. Use as a trailer in planters or window boxes.

Top New Blue, Pink, and Purple Annuals for 2013

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Container Collection for Shade Use a host of coleus to create a stunning display without flowers. Your displays will be so dazzling you won't even notice there aren't blooms. Garden size: 10 by 12 feet.

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

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Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas — Gardening

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Coleus- a wonderful shade plant. Just pop some clippings in water and they'll shoot roots. One of my favorites.

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Good article on Coleus (my new favorite for containers) including care, how to take cuttings in the fall and grow indoors over the winter, shaping

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Island Breeze Hosta (Hosta Island Breeze) at Wayside Gardens

Island Breeze Hosta (Hosta Island Breeze) at Wayside Gardens

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Lemon Drop Torenia

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How to collect, transplant, and care for moss. If you want to add moss to your pots or planters, this article explains how to establish it and get it growing.

How to collect moss | Moss and Stone Gardens

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