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Unusual "Lady in Red" Hydrangea - a compact grower that prefers partial sun. Dramatic foliage color in the fall.


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white Caladium and maidenhair fern . . . really beautiful together!

Love these containers filled with Narcissus and Tulips!

Container by Greenhouse on the River, Lakefield, Ontario

Caladiums | 100 Container Gardening Ideas | Southern Living. Shade loving caladiums -- a good idea for the front or back porch! Contains a link on how to care for caladiums.

Replace your Spring Wreath with a unique Basket Idea.


*** GC *** LUV IT *** ❤️❤️❤️ DIY Pallet Wood Front Porch

I had a 2yr old succulent in a pot by the back door, And david broke the pot by accident. Now the plant is growing over the edges of a half-pot!

Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it’s protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use on a yard used by pets

Self-Watering Hanging Basket

Homemade "Miracle Grow": Get a clean glass or plastic jar, put a little water in it. Add egg shells and coffee grounds until it's about 3/4 full. Top it off w/water and allow to sit in a cool, dark place for about a week, gently shaking once daily. Strain and use the liquid when ready to feed plants.

Grandma's secret weapon for composting - from Desperate Gardener ...gosh this just made my job a lot easier!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Line flower pots with coffee filters so dirt doesn't come out--pretty clever!

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