Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What
Black Knight Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight') One of the very best plants to fill the nutritional needs of Butterflies and Hummingbirds over a long period—midsummer to frost! Easy and foolproof to grow, it laughs at heat, drought and poor soil. Deliciously fragrant blooms of velvety deep purple open on long 10-inch wands. Zones 5-9, 8-10' tall and wide, full sun
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 newspaper. Good composting!
Spray your zucchini plants once a week with a solution of 1 part milk to 9 parts water. You can use any kind of milk available. This will keep your plants from getting powdery mildew, a serious threat to zucchini plants.
10 *Brilliant* Frugal Gardening Tricks! I've used the tp roll trick for a few years now. When I plant the roll I leave a bit of it exposed. It not only helps to guide the plant upright but more importantly keeps the bugs away. And I label each roll w the variety of seed so when I finally get around to marking the plants I have a quick reminder of what's what!