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Spring Planting

Spring Planting

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Plants for Containers in the Sun. For my front door that gets 120 degree sun!

Lantana.... I have been growing these for the past 5 years. SO easy to grow, full sun and no dead heading....LOVE them-D

Sunflower house... so cool for the kids.

Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. So colorful!

Wow! If you are new to veggie gardening, this is an amazing blog post about starting a garden. It has pictures and simple instruction for each step. I'm SO glad I found this! :)


Shed and hollyhocks.

Create great contrast with sweet potato vine and the Wave Purple Petunias

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Potato vine, petunia, geranium, spanish pretty

Tips on designing a container garden

Geraniums, Fountain Grass and Bacopa

Great info on container plants

Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!! Going to try this next year.

39 cool container gardens. I'm a fan.

This blog gives suggestions for combinations.

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. ~This Old House

Use pinecones in the bottom of a pot - makes them much lighter, better draining (And compostable at the end of the year!)

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice.

Another pinner said...Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

How to grow fabulous tomatoes

25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools

Place clean straw under each pumpkin or winter squash to keep it from rotting and protect them from soil dwelling insects.