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Orchid care and love. Pinning this because this is where orchids experience their last gasp. :( And I LOVE them!

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall. Awesome!

Clever - Make your own sticky trap by smearing bright yellow index cards with Vaseline or Honey. Tape the card to a straw or chopstick and stick into the soil. Voila!

Did you know..... Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your berries because the birds will think the ripened berries are stones. www.facebook.com/pages/Backyard-Diva/117483991696529

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31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

It's funny how much money we spend on stuff we can make ourselves. -31 incredibly easy and clever DIY projects...

Lowes sells the 4 to 6 round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. You can put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container) LOVE THIS!! MOAR FLOWERS! crafts-and-diy

Have you been wondering what is the best plant to grow at your home, and yet to be inexpensive and easy? The answer is garlic. Did you know that by eating a whole head of garlic every day you can do miracles for your body? Garlic is a very simple ingredient but with extraordinary health …

How I water my garden and re-use milk jugs... much lighter and easier to hold for my arthritic hands than a watering can. TIP: If you put a small air hole somewhere between the cap and the handle, the water comes out easily. Otherwise, the jug collapses as you water and gets stubborn.

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No need to buy a watering can when one is just staring at you in the fridge. Take a one gallon container, OJ, Milk, Water, Juice, etc. Poke holes in the lid and you have a watering can.

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Cork as plant labels

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Very clever - milk jug planter. Or you could use any kind of plastic bottle if you don't have access to the milk bottles.

Gotta try this: Once you've planted your seeds, close the jug & tape it shut. On each jug, write what you've planted in it & the date you planted the seeds. Now, here's the best part: once you've done this, you keep the mini greenhouses outside & leave them alone. No need to bother with artificial lighting & seed trays inside -- you simply leave the milk jug greenhouses outside where they get natural sunlight & the needed moisture from rain and snow through the opening at the top of the jug

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How to Plant and Grow Sweet Potatoes

how to start and grow sweet potatoes: My kids and I have grown sweet potatoes nearly every year for the last 5 or 6 years. They are beautiful plants and very easy! ANY old jar and some toothpicks will do!

Attracting Wildlife & Birds to Backyard Garden, bird house, feeders, habitat for wildlife... (really great tips and project suggestions!)