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Outside/entrance of the shelter: Daylilies and hostas! Too hard to kill and low maintenance.

LOVE these colors and all so easy to grow! This is why I love the potato vine. That bright green is beautiful.

Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes. The strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away - very functional patio plant. - around the pool


How to Landscape with Groundcover

Ground Cover For Steep Slopes | Courtesy of DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover ...

best plants for privacy screen - I could really use this on the bank between my house and the neighbors

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Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them

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Reblooming Beauties for the Garden

Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on catmint to be low-maintenance and stand up to hot and dry conditions

List of fast filling perennials. Choose performers, not prima donnas. Though you may have to forgo some of your favorites, choose plants that will have an impact from day one instead of needing a few growing seasons to put on a show.

Mexican Bush Sage - I love this plant because it flowers all summer in south TX & is low maintenance/drought tolerant. Hummingbirds love it! It dies back in winter but quickly re-grows in Spring.

Flowerbed Combination Ideas. Love the contrast here. This link gives tons of plant combos for sun vs. shade. Flower beds, containers, etc.

8 Indoor Air Purifying Herbs - The follow herbs can suck almost 90% of VOCs out of your room and leave you with pure, filtered air: Rosemary Lavender Basil Mint Jasmine Geranium Coffee plant Woodbine

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How to Create Tree Flower Beds

How to plant a flower bed around a tree.

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20 Best Perennials for Your Garden

Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden-once you plant them,they just keep coming year after year-a very good thing