Mosquito Repellant Plants for the patio.... bug off!!!

Mosquito Repellant Plants for the patio. bug off! Good thing to know for the summer! Fill your deck or patio with these plants

Got a bouquet of roses you really loved? You can keep on enjoying them, by cutting the stem, inserting them in a potato and planting them!

Secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

How to grow apple tree from seed

Ѽ How To Grow Apple Tree From A Seed ~ wrap seeds in a damp/wet paper towel ~ place in air tight bag, in fridge ~ keep moist ~ Leave for about till sprouts form ~ plant Ѽ

black bearded iris - Google Search / can't get over this black - so gorgeous

Hello Darkness Tall Bearded Iris Rhizome Exotic - Rare Black Flower Color

Gardening Tips for beginners- 7 pages to read! Don't waste more time and $ on failures!

From GRIT magazine -- Gardening Tips for Beginners (lots of great info for seasoned gardeners, too!

Ten mistakes new herb gardeners make (and how to avoid them)

Ten Mistakes Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!) - my favorite quote from this "herbs are kind of like college boys: if you give them half a chance, they will focus all their energy on procreation and neglect growth" - good advice

Texas sage . full sun and drought tolerant...

Flowering Shrubs {Garden

Magnolia tree blooms....

Saucer Magnolia Tree in spring bloom; I've always wanted a magnolia tree in my yard. They grew everywhere in my mission (Washington DC) and I loved them then and I still love them.