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Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer! You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity.

Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer! You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity.

How do you identify your plants in the garden after you have planted the seed? I usually use Garden Markers to help me to know what plants are what.

Garden Marker Ideas

How do you identify your plants in the garden after you have planted the seed? I usually use Garden Markers to help me to know what plants are what.

This is one of my faves for the shade garden - Candelabra Primrose, Primula japonica - Three Dogs in a Garden

This is one of my faves for the shade garden - Candelabra Primrose, Primula japonica - Three Dogs in a Garden

Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer! You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity.

Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer! You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity.

Escargot Begonia- Perennial, zones 1-11, 6" height, part shade, high humidity, rosy pink blooms early summer to late fall.

Escargot Begonia- Perennial, zones 1-11, 6" height, part shade, high humidity, rosy pink blooms early summer to late fall.

My image shows Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil,' a narrow, columnar bush. - David Beaulieu

Shrubs That Thrive in the Shade

My image shows Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil,' a narrow, columnar bush. - David Beaulieu

A staple in my shade beds is Brunnera. It self seeds and I love the tiny blue forgget me not flowers. This variety is Jack Frost which turns out to be the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. This plant is perfect for shade and its real beauty is in its leaves.

A staple in my shade beds is Brunnera. It self seeds and I love the tiny blue forgget me not flowers. This variety is Jack Frost which turns out to be the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. This plant is perfect for shade and its real beauty is in its leaves.

Use a wooden ladder as garden art in the flower beds this summer. They add much needed height to the garden and a place to display bird houses and planters.

Wooden Ladders As Garden Art

Use a wooden ladder as garden art in the flower beds this summer. They add much needed height to the garden and a place to display bird houses and planters.

The white geranium is wonderful. The blue flowers are in fact lobelia and the white trailing flower is bacopa. All do fairly well in morning sun and shade in the afternoon.

Container Gardening

The white geranium is wonderful. The blue flowers are in fact lobelia and the white trailing flower is bacopa. All do fairly well in morning sun and shade in the afternoon.

shade plants...Lamium, Hosta - Lamium is an amazing ground cover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons - pink or purple flowers

shade plants...Lamium, Hosta - Lamium is an amazing ground cover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons - pink or purple flowers

How to keep the deer from eating trees, flowers, and food in your garden.  Or you can shred Irish Spring soap around the plants and deer and rabbit stay out. We have alot of plants and bambo and they will not go near as long as I do this.  Won't harm plants

How to keep the deer from eating trees, flowers, and food in your garden. Or you can shred Irish Spring soap around the plants and deer and rabbit stay out. We have alot of plants and bambo and they will not go near as long as I do this. Won't harm plants