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Lavender is a sweet-scented herb that is easy to grow indoors, as long as it has light and warmth. Experts say to water only when very dry and do not fertilize.

Campanula - easy to grow & self seeds

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Agapanthus..never thought about putting these in a planter box

Beautiful late summer garden with Queen Anne's Lace, Verbena bonariensis, and Joe Pye weed at Squire House Gardens in Afton, MN.

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Dahlia American Dawn Nice color! Grow as an annual OR dig up the tubers at the end of the season and store in the cellar for the winter

Homemade Treatment for dried out grass ....no joke, my neighbor uses this and his lawn is a lush green carpet even after our 3 weeks of 100* and no rain. One full can of regular pop (any kind-no diet soda) One full can of beer (no light beer) 12oz 1/2 Cup of Liquid dishwashing soap (do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid) 1/2 Cup of household ammonia 1/2 Cup of mouthwash (any brand)

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The soft, feathery quality of Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima) is played up when the grass is backlit by the afternoon sun in Ted Hoppin's garden on Bainbridge Island. The grass holds up over a long season and requires little care besides a yearly clipping.

Sweet Autumn Clematis is a completely whimsical and enticing vine that can make any outdoor space attractive. #Midwest #garden #landscape

Smoke bush ~ drought tolerant, reddish purple in spring, deepening to a rich, deep purple in summer, changing to a flaming red-orange in fall. Good focal point.

Bunny tails - ornamental grass ... Oh, how my mom used to LOVE these! ♥

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Clematis, Lavender and grasses

Today with so many Rose colour choices, there are no rules – it’s the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning. Many people assign their own personal meanings – a flower or colour that might remind them of a special event or moment in their lives. Your florist can always help you send the right message! But all Roses have their historical meanings so take a look at Urban Design Flowers quick guide!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

LILAC BUSH: 1) Attracts Butterflies 2) Grows 5 - 15 feet tall 3) Aromatic 4) Comes in 7 colors & blooms in spring/summer

All about Lithodora, an evergreen perennial with intense blue flowers... easy to grow, too!

A group planting in one large container is much more dramatic on your porch than several separated potted plants.

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