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The perfect Salvia for planting in containers or as an edging. Marcus is a dwarf form of Salvia growing to only around 12 inches tall. The intense dark purple flowers will remain all summer if regularly deadheaded. Plants are very compact and bushy and have very nice olive-green foliage.

Salvia 'Marcus' - Dwarf Salvia

Add lanterns to the barrels....nice!

My shade garden... Flowering shade perennials, come back year after year, and are maintenance free!!

Best shade plants! Flowering shade perennials, year after year, easy..

all types of potted plants- they tell you what's in each pot, you can do it yourself--this is awesome!

30 Beautiful Container Gardens | Midwest Living

30 Beautiful Container Gardens

growing your own sweet potato slips ~ start 6-7 weeks before plant date

Starting Sweet Potato Slips

Japanese Blood Grass - How beautiful this would be in a grouping or in a container

Plants of the Week


Great idea!

OMG yes! | DIY Fun Time

Glass, Rebar & Rust (this is similar to one I saw at Harlow's Gardens & Nursery here in Tucson. It had red glass & was also beautiful!)

Ideas for planters!

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill slug larvae.

Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

"Actually I keep mine in the same pots they come in, every other day they get submerged into a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of Epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then they are hung up to drip dry... always have ferns that are dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May..."

Keep It Full

Easy, Beautiful Window Boxes for Sun

Old washtub planted with two types of Coleus and bright green Potato vine spilling down the side.

Meadowview Thymes: Wordless Wednesday - I love my old washtub!

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How to Start Lemon Seeds Indoors | eHow

Planting a Perfectly Proportioned Garden Vase -- three easy steps to planting a garden vase that will be a beautiful focal point for your front porch or deck!

Planting a Perfectly Proportioned Garden Vase in 3 Steps

cute pots

5 water-saving tips for containers

Porch planter

An entry from Emilialua

Muhly Grass. It grows to about 3 feet high and wide. Pink Muhly makes a great border or edge plant. It combines well with pink-flowering Echinacea, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ and other ornamental grasses.

Late Autumn Color in the Garden - The DC Ladies:

How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters. This is a gorgeous mix...

This woman has amazing advice for beautiful container plant combinations.

Signature Gardens: CONTAINERS/ANNUALS - Spring/Summer

I need to plant some of this around my deck! How to Use Lemon Grass To Repel Mosquitos

How to Use Lemon Grass to Repel Mosquitos - Seeds Of Real Health

Flowers For Full Sun Heat | pot contains four types of heat tolerant annuals requiring full sun ...

Meadow Muffin Gardens: Container Planting Ideas

Great color combo sweet potato vines and purple petunias

AKCollection: Backyard Ideas