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Companion Planting! "Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier."

Cucumbers. Here is a tip from the book. When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first. I am so going to try this one when I have cukes.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

bird feeder

8 raised bed garden ideas

2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt....will kill anything! (for all those weeds growing in the cracks of the driveway!)

Yellowstone National Park

St. Nectan’s Glen Waterfalls, Cornwall, England

Butterflies need salt for breeding - Create a salt lick in your garden and increase the butterfly population. How-to's and links included.

Kochia Scoparia Grass. Hardy and drought-tolerant...beautiful!

Rainbow Butterfly Bush

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun & normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18" tall & 24" wide. This drought-tolerant & hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage & flowers

Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.

Indoor fruit trees.

Five Easy Steps for Growing Blueberries

Blueberries: Planting, Growing and Harvesting Blueberry Bushes

Spiced Coffee Sam McGredy

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

Osiria Rose

beautiful colorful fish!

Contained herb garden. Love this.

Orange rose

Use toilet paper rolls to start your plants, when ready to plant, stick the whole roll in the ground, roll will decompose

Grand Canyon