Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.
Place some orange slices in a shallow bowl with some water to attract all types of Butterflies to your garden, Monarchs in particular love them. if you are concerned about ants,,, place the oranges and a few rocks in a shallow bird bath and place mint oil all along the base... Ants do not like mint. I do this to my hummingbird feeder that is on a shepherd's hook. The ants stay away from the feeder. - A Not So Secret Garden
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Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottles. Quick and easy way to fertilize too!