keep soil in your flower pots

1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work. Check out my before and after photos. I took the first photo right before I sprayed the weeds and the after photo about 24 hours later.

Use toilet paper rolls to start your plants. When ready to plant, stick the whole roll in the ground. Roll will decompose

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, 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!!

Simple solutions to common garden problems - 35 natural remedies

Use limes and cloves to get rid of mosquitos. Need to remember this!

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones

good idea for houseplants! now to dig up plants in my existing planters. lol.

Hydrangeas, Camillias and Roses Love Used Coffee grounds--Don鈥檛 throw out those used coffee grounds. Put them to use in your garden. Just dig in the ground and filter next to your plants to nourish them. This works especially well nitrogen-loving plants like camellias, hydrangeas, and roses.

Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either!

Tea bags as nutrient source for potted plants - and don't forget you can toss your tea bags and coffee grounds into the compost pile.

DIY How to Get Fuller Planters. Must read!

Cans made over into colorful planters. Click through for the tutorial.

Pinecones in the bottom of your pots for drainage


caladiums, new guinea impatiens, gold plectranthus Another favorite potted plant is the caladium. Great plant for shade.

container gardening