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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 !

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.)

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. Youll need to water every few weeks since the pots wont have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs shoulder-to-shoulder in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.

Winter gardening, for planting tomatoes. We have chickens I never thought of using their old shells.

DIY Mini Herb Garden Pictures, Photos, and Images for Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter

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10 Uses for Coffee Filters

TOP TIP: Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

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!

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

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How to Set up Mini Water Gardens on Your Deck

DIY Container Water Garden

The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season.

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Make your own beautiful terrarium – 10 inspiring ideas

indoor water garden.

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plants to repel bugs

Basil keeps mosquitos away...maybe I could plant enough of them to circle the pool deck!