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August, 2013 | Dirt Simple


In the Shade Garden is Iris pallida variegata with its white and green punctuating foliage among the broad leaved hostas and billowing forget-me-nots...

~Save soil, save money, grow better plants. Use the cheap plastic pots that plants are potted in when you get them in the bottom of a large planter to provide good drainage and better airflow~

Fill Large Pots, Save Money | Garden Maine

~DIY Moss for the Garden~

DIY Moss for the Garden

shade plants...Lamium, Hosta

along shaded fence line.

Transforming a side yard from Blah to Beautiful

Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them.

Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

Diatomaceous Earth provides a permanent barrier against many pests, both indoors and out, naturally. Forget harsh synthetic chemicals! Get rid of: Ants, fire ants, caterpillars, cut worms, army worms, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, snails, spiders, termites, scorpions, silver fish, lice, mites, flies, centipedes, earwigs, slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles (grub stage), fruit flies, corn earworm, cucumber beetles, corn borer, sting bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, loopers, etc. NOTE: it will also k...

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth

How to root hydrangea Flowers

Dalmatian Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

Wall bellflower 'Dalmation bellflower'

Bleeding Heart - classic cottage garden plant, pink heart-shaped flowers in spring, ferny foliage

Oh my god. If I ever get a garden, I'm going to make bird feeders like these.

Acorn Birdfeeder

cottage garden flower, Delphiniums: The Regents Park

How to Grow Foxglove in 9 Steps ...I have never had luck with them, but here is my chance.

How to Grow Foxglove


The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens


Pettifers This Oxfordshire country garden is designed for year-round interest. The Klimt Border with Echinacea Purpurea, Echinops ritro 'Veitchs Blue' and Cornus controversa 'Variegata'. Photographed by Clive Nichols.


.Pussywillows...Do not put them in water if you want to keep them. They will start sprouting leaves. Just put them in a dry jar or bottle etc.

Intercropping: basil may repel many harmful pests and could be planted with beets, cabbage, eggplant, oregano, peppers, potatoes, pole beans and tomatoes

Companion Planting with Basil and Chives: What to Plant

Echinacea Supreme Cantaloupe 3

Kaseys Korner: 2014 garden additions

Tips and Ideas on How To Build a Floating Deck - The Home Depot - Home Improvement Blog – The Apron by The Home Depot

Tips and Ideas on How To Build a Floating Deck - The Home Depot