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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.

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No-Fuss Garden Plans

Russian sage, lavender, and catmint are sure bets for an easy-care garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/easy/15-no-fuss-garden-plans/?socsrc=bhgpin041014toughasnails&page=4

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

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Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them

10 plants you can't kill image 10. Star Jasmine The versaitility of Star Jasmine makes it an unkillable winner – ground cover, climber, spreading bush or indoor plant. The fragrant flowers appear in summer. They’re not fussy about soil type or aspect – doing well in sun or shade.

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Top Ten Low Light Terrarium Plants

Love terrariums but don't have the light? Here are our top 10 plants for low light terrariums! http://pistilsnursery.com/low-light-terrarium-plants/

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Low-Water Garden Plan

low maintenance, low water garden.

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15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

Texas Ranger Plant - low maintenance plants for your yard

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers. Great Gardens & Ideas

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Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill slug larvae.

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24 Patio Perk-Ups

Love this container mix with succulents and asparagus fern. These plants are also low maintenance too.