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101 Tips, Problem Solvers and Dollar Stretchers for Organic Gardeners: This page divulges 101+ gardening secrets that the pros, retailers, and giant chemical corporations don't want you to know.

101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You

101 Tips, Problem Solvers and Dollar Stretchers for Organic Gardeners: This page divulges 101+ gardening secrets that the pros, retailers, and giant chemical corporations don't want you to know.

Tips for dividing perennials & a great list of timing and techniques for various plants.

10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants

Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants~ Quote: Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen (from Fine Gardening)

start seedlings in eggshells then plant right into garden!

Many items can be reused and repurposed for seed starting containers. Empty cardboard egg cartons, and even egg shells themselves make great little seed starting pots - and can be popped right into the garden at planting time!

Beautiful hosta garden. Lots of photos with names of the plants on them.

Beautiful hosta garden. Lots of photos with names of the plants on them.

Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants

10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants . divide to make healthier plants--and more of them. Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

What Size Pot? Use the guide for the minimum pot size for many vegetables and herbs. This guide is for one plant per container unless noted otherwise; if you want to plant multiples, go up at least one size. Be sure to give plants proper support. Insert a tomato cage or trellis in the pot for tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers.

A list of what size pot to grow vegetables in. how helpful! Might be why my chili pepper plant has only given use 1 pepper! How does my garden grow

Once again I am reminded that if you want a huge "show" of color - plant petunias.  Just gorgeous!

Once again, I am reminded that if you want a huge "show" of color - plant petunias. This was my mother's thinking - always had a beautiful display of petunias - her favorites were purple and pink planted together. Just gorgeous!

Astounding 23 Shade Garden Design https://www.decorisme.co/2018/01/02/23-shade-garden-design/ The second idea is to assess your website before you plant. You might be thinking that there are not a lot of plants that it is possible to grow in the shade

23 Shade Garden Design

Shade Garden Idea: Tapestry of hostas, heuchera, fern, and creeping jenny? - Three Dogs in a Garden: Shades of Grey in the Garden -

'Citronelle' coral bells (Heuchera 'Citronelle') - one of the best, brightest Heucheras for shade.

'Citronelle' coral bells (Heuchera 'Citronelle') - one of the best, brightest (but not blinding--really) Heucheras for shade. Now if I can only find a black one to go with it.think 2012 Year of the Heuchera: 'Black Out'

We all know the benefits of vegetable companion planting, but what about growing herbs as companion plants? Creating a companion herb garden is no different and this article will help get you started.

Companion Herbs – Learn About Companion Planting With Herbs

We all know the benefits of vegetable companion planting, but what about growing herbs as companion plants? Creating a companion herb garden is no different and this article will help get you started.

A lovely shade garden of Hostas and Coral Bells.: #FrontGarden

A lovely shade garden of Hostas and Coral Bells.: #FrontGarden

Curley fries Hosta  5" t-16" w

‘Curly Fries’ hosta

"Curly Fries" Hosta: a smashing addition to our Hosta Walk. This is the curly version of another great little hosta - "Pineapple Upside Down Cake".

Who Knew? : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting - rugged life

WHO KNEW? 5 pound bags of Baking Soda Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks.

HOW TO;  Pruning Hydrangeas

Pruning Hydrangeas

Pruning Hydrangeas - Fine Gardening Article, includes nice video link, mentions Oakleaf Hydrangea pruning too.

Tips for Growing Buddleia Butterfly Bushes - blooms June through fall, grows to 6 ft., full sun. Prune to 12" in spring.

One pinner said, "The best thing I ever did, garden wise, was to plant three butterfly bushes. I have never seen so many butterflies in one place in all my life. They make my cereal in the morning so much more enjoyable." How pretty 🌸

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