Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).
6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden: Some of Trout's favorite plants include purple coneflower, wild indigo, 'Stella d'Oro' or 'Happy Returns' daylily, New England aster and Russian sage For foliage interest, try lady's mantle, lambs' ears or blue fescue