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    How Deep Do I Plant Potatoes

    When you grow your own potatoes, you know without question what your potatoes have been exposed to when you dig them out of the ground. Planting your potatoes properly will help ensure that the crop grows and breaks the ground when you expect them to. Treat the plants carefully to avoid damaging the...
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    Mow-over flower bed edging. Very easy to do at a very inexpensive cost! Will save you hours with trimming.

    Starting from Scratch: Vertical Gardening -As a general rule, it would take 13 to 18 times more ground space to plant the same amount in a horizontal garden as you can in a vertical garden.

    Backyard lighting

    Good article on Coleus ~ including care, how to take cuttings in the fall and grow indoors over the winter and shaping

    Bear-grass: Xerophyllum tenax

    allium and lady's mantle

    How to Grow (and love) Hostas!

    New Shade-Loving Perennial Varieties for 2013. 'Humpback Whale' Hosta is a jumbo variety ... a must have for hosta lovers.

    ~The silvery thistles of Eryngium planum

    Sun and Shade Hostas - a very good video about growing hostas, and how being planted in sun or shade will make them look very different.

    How to turn store-bought kiwi into kiwi vines

    A quick way to get your grass green and lush - Ammonium Sulfate (don't use during drought, too much stress on grass). Water well the first two nights after application.

    When to fertilize, water, mow, and deal with weeds and pests depends on where you live. Bookmark this lawn-care timeline for your zone. | Photo: Keller & Keller |

    Many interesting plants can be grown indoors w/o much light.

    Big Daddy, is a large hosta. Other huge host selections --‘Sum and Substance’, ‘Sum of All’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Beauty Substance’, ‘Final Summation’, ‘Big John’, ‘Empress Wu’ , Hosta montana f. macrophylla, ‘Jade Cascade’, 'Hosta nigrescens', 'H. nigrescens ‘Elatior’. ‘Blue Angel’, ‘Krossa Regal’.

    Hosta 'Lakeside Surf Rider' - Huge. The massive upright blue green plant. Its large heart shaped leaves are rippled. This huge plant is upright but spreading. The large leaves are lightly scalloped. Well-proportioned scapes hold many white flowers. It is considered a fast growing plant and sets viable seeds. The parentage is 'Lakeside Ripple' x 'Sagae'.

    campanula, great shade perennial...adds nice color to your summer garden.

    Acanthus - SHADE or sun. Mollis - 4-5 flu high in bloom. Leaves to 2 ft long... Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss

    Flower Garden at Hoeglwoerth Monastery, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

    Hosta 'Blueberry Waffles'. Another Pinner wrote, "Huge almost perfectly round leaves; a deep blue color, the color of blueberries; all with perfect puckering. (H. 'Spilt Milk' x H. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd')"

    Stiletto Hosta from NH Hostas. I passed these up during my trip to Brookside Gardens today . . . big mistake . . . HUGE!

    Delphiniums in tin bucket

    traditional landscape by Verdance Fine Garden Design

    Japanese Painted Fern "Silver Falls" - This will look great between some Hostas!