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Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio.

The Best Perennials for Your Yard ~ 2007: 'Walker's Low' Catmint Excellent heat- and drought-tolerance make this catmint a top pick for tough, sunny sites. And even better, it's typically ignored by even the hungriest deer and rabbits. 'Walker's Low' looks good, too, thanks to its gray-green foliage and violet-blue flowers.

The Best Perennials for Your Yard

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Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8

Pretty in white pot in shady spot of porch. Designer recommends before adding potting soil put empty plastic bottles halfway up the pot to save on soil. container that's filled almost full of premoistened soil. Add a cast-iron plant, 'Moonlight' caladiums, 'Dazzler White' impatiens, silver ribbon fern, asparagus fern, Korean rock fern, and variegated creeping fig.

Easy Container Made for Shade

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Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

  • Lorene Ballew
    Lorene Ballew

    For sure I will try this. Thanks

  • Cathy Greene
    Cathy Greene

    Will try, we have squirrels that like to play in our garden. Do you place on top or insert in ground?

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

The journey of planting a potato. link has info on how to garden and what to plant with lots of pictures. Garden with your kids - they will love it!

Potato harvest! - Raised Urban Gardens

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No one is worth that kind of energy.

Beautiful shade garden of astilbe.

sun perennials that bloom all summer | Perennials That Bloom All Summer

When To Prune Lilac Bushes. Dwarf lilacs need lighter pruning than full-size bushes.

Late winter/early spring checklist for prepping the gardens

How to keep a patch of red raspberries healthy, happy and more productive.

Caring for raspberry canes - Canadian Gardening

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7 tips for growing giant basil plants

7 tips for growing mad giant basil plants

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Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden. "It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest."

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden | Eartheasy Blog

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The Echinacea 'Summer Sun' is a brand new hybrid coneflower that blow you away with its intense color. The blooms first open up to a red-orange then slowly lighten to a golden orange. Plants are tall enough to mix into the perennial border growing a little over 3 feet in height but stay within their bounds very well with clumps growing to about 2 feet wide. The brightly colored, fragrant blooms are a butterfly magnet.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden. "It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest."

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    Yep, I don't know when I did it, but I have reached "that age". This information comes at at great time in my life.

DIY: PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter: it seems pretty clear that they have taken a length of PVC drainage pipe, cut out holes for the plants and then filled it with soil. I could see 3 or 4 of these in a row along a sunny fence. Holes are cut in the sides of the pipe and seedlings planted into them. The tower is watered from the top down.

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All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

How to Grow Bunches of Tomatoes that Ripen Quickly

How to Grow Bunches of Tomatoes that Ripen Quickly

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This is the first edging I have ever seen that I like. It allows the lawn mower to cut right up to the edge!

Brick edging for your flower beds |

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