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Stunning shade planter! (Japanese forest grass, rubber plant, fuchsias, coleus)


Plant a compact vegetable garden

Strawberry Decoys -paint rocks to look like strawberries - the birds cant tell tham apart and they will give up! Clever

Strawberry Decoys – Home and Garden

Planting in a Purse...I saw a purse today that I thought would be cute with flowers planted in it.

The originator of this idea took an old sink and turned it in to a lovely garden with some plates that are perhaps broken on the buried edge. The faucet works to water the little area.

I will survive - funny planters / pots for kitchen herbs and flowers, urban gardening

...always a sweet surprise to find a nest hidden one of our window boxes or small shrubs.

amen to that. short and sweet

DIY How to Dry Your Own Herbs

Mosquito repelling "Creeping Thyme" plant. It has citronella oil that makes it smell lemony. Put in planters on the patio.

DIY Rain Chains Lots of Ideas Tutorials Make your own rain chain!

All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic.

upcycled wine corks | Upcycled Wine Corks DIY Herb Markers

love hummingbirds & butterflies // great ideas for creating sanctuaries for them

Nicely defined flower bed. I love the brick edging.

Gardener Community & Homsteading: Plant a garden in a birdbath

Fantastic greenhouse

DIY planters

Carrots are easy to grow in pots.

keep bugs off your garden plants Mix black pepper with flour. Sprinkle around your plants. Bugs will no longer invade your garden. It works within 24 hours and is even more effective than some synthetic pesticides. Plus, it doesn’t contaminate groundwater, harm humans or other animals, and insects do not develop a resistance to it.

This guide is about mother nature's best fertilizers and bug repellents. Gardening naturally with the best repellents and fertilizers helps keep your yard and garden safe for everyone.

Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!

Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots, more colorful

This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.