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Blue annual lobelia is so easy to grow. It likes to be watered everyday. Its easy to grow from seed but faster to just go ahead and buy a flat of bedding plants.It goes all summer !

plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitos and it grows tall & thick providing a lot of privacy

How to Make an Outdoor Water Garden Use easy-care water plants to make miniature fountains for small outdoor areas. (I love water gardens, but standing water = mosquitoes, so I'm conflicted. Maybe if there were frogs or fish. But I have cats. And children. So I'm conflicted.)

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Create a Fall Garden Retreat

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How to Set up Mini Water Gardens on Your Deck

Cool idea for a water garden instead of putting in a pond. Can even have fish!

Pop Up Aquarium by wonderfulgifts - I think I might like to do something similar with a large glass container I have, but the price on this one (including pump) isn't that bad at all - love the idea of fish + moving water + plants

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Making Your Own Container Water Garden

Container water garden?? I'm SO there! I wonder if you could even do one with little goldfishies in it!!! "Making Your Own Container Water Garden"

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pond in a pot

Get some underwater plants from a pet store, some large inexpensive vases and voila, you have an adorable (low maintenance!) house plant. I really love this idea for a desk plant at work. For added fun, get a plant that will flower!

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What to plant in June (late summer crops) & July, August (Fall crops)

Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!