SALT LICK for BUTTERFLIES ~ Butterflies need salt for breeding - Create a salt lick in your garden and increase the butterfly population. How-to's and links included.

DIY Butterfly Feeder - a bright colored bowl with a plastic mesh pot scrubber in it; just add sugar water (4 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar) and wait for the butterflies to show up.

A little bowl containing orange slices attracts butterflies in droves, who knew?

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

How to Create a Butterfly Puddler - Attract butterflies to your yard by creating a butterfly puddler for beautiful butterflies to rest and drink.

7 Important tips for attracting butterflies to your garden plus ways to help conserve the monarch population

Lady bugs are a natural pest control. Keep more of them around by filling a 4"x1' long tube with sticks. The lady bugs will make it their home and watch over your garden.

Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath. #ad #bee #garden

Learn some simple ways to attract hummingbirds to your garden.

Mosquito repelling "Creeping Thyme" plant. It has citronella oil that makes it smell lemony. Put in planters on the patio.

Natural Garden Tips...totally useful!

Create a butterfly garden -- list of plants

Water Garden!!! Creating a container water garden is one of many cool ways to beat the summer heat. These plants need sun, but they don't require soil because they get their nutrients from water.

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.

Creating a butterfly garden from University of Minnesota Extension

How to Create a Water Garden in a | http://beautifulgardendecors.blogspot.com

Chain-link structure on sliding barn door hardware

Love this hardwood pallet upcycled into a stunning vertical garden - perfect for a narrow balcony or limited space. There are 20 other creative ways to upcycle pallets with tutorials & DIY videos including potting benches, raised gardens and compost bays. | The Micro Gardener

Organic Vegetable Gardens - Natural Landscaping, Gardening, and Landscape Design in the Catskills and Hudson Valley including Ulster County, Ellenville, New Paltz, Kingston, and Woodstock

Got an aphid problem? These small garden pests won’t torment your garden much longer with these simple grower’s tips.