I so need to try this. #spritequeen

Put diapers in the bottom of your potted plants.

Tip: Re-use the 4" pots that come with your plants on the bottom of a large planter to add drainage (if there are no holes) and save on soil.

No more wilted blooms with Alum (it's in the spice isle) - Re-cut the stem and immediately stick the bottom 1/2″ of the stem in Alum (this helps the stem suck water) arrange as usual. It’s easy and works!

Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas.

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fill the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight!

Watering tip for tomatoes - I'll remember this next year!

Don't throw out the water your boil your eggs in. This water contains tons of calcium that your plants will love. Just let the water cool and dump it on your plants. I also save my egg shells, rinse them out real well, smash them up then mix them with dirt and/or potting soil before planting any plants. For someone who doesn't have a green thumb, I have had great success with this.

Who knew? Hostas in a pot! every spring they return...in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy. Love this

Hanging basket with pansies & dusty miller

A small trellised planter perfect for patios and corner accents. (clematis, tomatoes, morning glory...). Genius!

Bird Feeder A flower pot is glued between two clay saucers (different sizes) then set inside a hanging basket, one saucer for seed and one for water.

Good luck using "small town" zips. This is so AWESOME!! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

This website gives tips and guidelines for planting pots with coordinating environment requirements and color tips

Everything I learned about gardening I learned from my mom! She always has amazing potted flowers! Last summer she taught me a wonderful 'dirty' secret to keep your potted plants looking fresh... Do you want to know what it is? Well here it is....

[Pinner wrote] This is how I'm growing my Carrots this year. Learned it by accident last year. The post has a great tutorial. Wish I had it before my trial and error method :O)

Hummingbirds Love Firebush - If you want to attract hummers by the droves, this easy-growing plant will do the trick.

Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely (AND IT’S PURPLE!) great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!  Link

Lowes sells the 4 to 6 round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Buy an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. Love this Idea!

I don't usually like these "pot within a pot" things, but this one is awesome.

how to grow shaped cucumbers...cool!