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    Eating Hop Shoots been thinking about growing hops. One more reason.

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    growing hops - Google Search Grow Jacob's hops diagonal like this on the side of the house?

    Hops (Humulus lupulus) Zones 4-8. Best known as a key beer ingredient, the hop vine brings good taste to a garden, too. In mid to late summer, its large leaves are joined by chartreuse cones (borne only on female plants) that deliver as much drama as any flower. Plus, this baby can climb 12 inches per day, topping out at around 25 feet. Country Living

    love the idea of decorating a fence like a wall in a house

    Another thing to decorate a fence with! Love it.

    An arched top privacy fence utilizing lattice

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    Great list of native plants that support wildlife from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation

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    It is unrealistic, and even unwise, to strive for an insect-, disease- and weed-free yard. Many insects are beneficial, helping to keep pests under natural control.

    Keeping rain and sprinkler water on our yards—and out of storm drains—reduces pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. Because water washes off our yards, it is important to reduce the amount of pollutants on our property.

    Your landscape is one part of a large system involved with watersheds. Watersheds are large areas that drain into common lakes, rivers or oceans. Nature knows no property lines. A rainstorm or excessive irrigation can wash pesticides and fertilizers from your landscape and pollute your neighbor’s lawn and local waterways.

    Informative infographic: Vegetables You Can Grow in the Shade // Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine.

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    Watch out for Poison Oak & Ivy - a good guide on "How to treat and avoid poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac"

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    Carolina Yards focuses on low maintenance, low cost actions that individuals can take to make positive changes in the environmental quality of their yards, neighborhoods, and surrounding waterways.

    DIY Wasp Trap: Different baits work at different times of the year. In the spring and early summer, wasps are looking for sources of protein. In the late summer and early fall, wasps are looking for sweets. To successfully bait your trap, stick a piece of lunch meat or a small hunk of hamburger inside your trap in the spring. Use a few inches of soda, juice or another sweet liquid in the summer and fall months. Add a bit of vinegar to the mix to keep bees out of your trap.

    Gutter garden! Vinyl gutters, capped and mounted with gutter clips. Drilled holes every 4 inches on the bottom with 1/8th drill bit. Added pine cones for draining, soil, and lo growing herbs. Privacy through fence slots from neighbors and great way to go vertical in a small backyard.

    A fence with a hanging mirror gives the look of a window in the garden.

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