Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.
A gated garden arch and picket fence is surrounded by old-fashioned hydrangeas, dogwoods, roses, and lilacs. | Photo: Judith Bromley | thisoldhouse.com
Pinner says: I saw this tip in "Country" magazine years ago and use it every year to trap yellow jackets and hornets. I have this one hanging in the grapevine. The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can't get out.
Side Yard Makeover: Creating Curb Appeal/ Love Hostas and impatiens on the shady north side.
Learning about the beneficial insects in your garden will make it a more fascinating place, and help you tweak it in ways that intensify the work done by wild garden allies. Here are profiles for 14 common beneficial insects, from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
Vegetables You Can Grow in The Shade