MUST grow some.  Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant.

Mosquito Grass

Interesting:) Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

mosquito trap

Making a Mosquito Trap

A mosquito trap! I'm going to try it this summer and see if it works. A mosquito trap! I'm going to try it this summer and see if it works. A mosquito trap! I'm going to try it this summer and see if it works.

DIY Column Stand for Sign or Wreath (can be changed with the seasons or holidays)

Cute idea- use a post and have different signs to hang for different times of year/parties/birthdays/etc. Cute idea for front porch!

planting tomatoes - you have to read and see this

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. When planting tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Gorgeous Container Garden

For gorgeous containers, use the Thriller/Spiller/Filler method. Gorgeous potted plants at this link

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Potted plants for shady areas. Place the various potted plants at different heights around the back deck, in the yard or on the front porch.

Shade combination for a hanging basket.  I forget sometimes that you don't have to add annual color to have a striking hanging basket

How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters - Container Gardening

Shade combination for a hanging basket. Link not very good, but it looks like maybe Boston Fern, Asparagus Fern, English Ivy, and either the burgundy sweet potato vine or a heuchera maybe?

Mixed Container Solutions - Shade On Fire

This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc. Like the contrast in color of the sweet potato vine against the dark.

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sweet potatoe vine and petunias. plant hanging baskets with sweet potatoe and wave petunias. The vine fills in when the flowers get a little "leggy""

Bright chartreuse and purple/black trailing sweet potatoes vines paired with several varieties of coleus.

Four varieties of coleus pair beautifully with chartreuse and black sweet potato vine. Love these colors together and absolutely love sweet potatoe vine !

Best herbs to put together in a container garden

These 13 Herbs Will Thrive in Container Gardens

8 Front Porch Flower Pots. Bright and creative flower pots. Porch pots to give your outdoor space character.

Front Porch Flower Pots

Clean out pumpkin, spray with a little bleach inside to keep mold away, and set pot in pumpkin!! simple unique porch or table decor!!

and set pot in pumpkin! simple unique porch or table decor! Clean out pumpkin, spray with a little bleach inside to keep mold away, and set pot in pumpkin! simple unique porch or table decor!

Stunning contrast of colors makes this pot , pop!! Colors are so beautiful together....love this arrangment!

Heliotrope and creeping jenny in pot. Haven't tried these together, but use creeping jenny in my pots and window boxes every year. My favorite color combination for my gardens is deep purple, vibrant pink and bright yellow.

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