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The best of British flowers for summer, by five top florists - Telegraph. Even if you've just got a window box, there's still something you can do to help the bees and the butterflies.

Follow this one tip in your garden get a ton of strawberries! Also a little strawberry education!"

Stunning #britishflowers . Delightlful delphiniums #britishflowersweek designed by Rebel Rebel

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers « Dr Akilah El – Celestial Healing Wellness Center

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✯ Osteospermum /African Daisey( annual)- I bought a pot last year. They are beautiful.

greyish-black Hellebores (Onyx Odyssey)

Hellebore, Onyx Odyssey - Hellebores at Burpee.com

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~~ Black Beauty ~ Black Pansy by fathero9~~

Pennie Black Baby Blue Eyes - Here is an annual that's "as pretty as a picture". There is an incessant parade of rich deep purple to black flowers with a a scalloped silvery-white edge.

perinnials shade flowers | Shade Loving Perennials | Arrowhead Landscaping and Garden Center, LLC

One simple rule to make window boxes like these more interesting – plant a thriller (something tall), like a spiky cordyline; a spiller (something to trail over the sides), like white bacopa; and colorful fillers, like yellow million bells, coral twinspur, and orange snapdragons.

A black flower?!? My life is complete :-). greyish-black Hellebores (Onyx Odyssey)

Antique doors would be nice too but nevertheless...the flowers would be gorg.

Plantings to help keep bees & their helpful to tasty functions around, as shared via Sustainable Living

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

1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

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stagger bulbs in 3 layers in the Fall to get 3 bursts of color in rotation in the Spring | Great Gardens & Ideas

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller.

Secret Lawn Tonic...Seriously, this recipe brought my lawn back from the dead and it now looks better than the neighbors yard (who is a lawn guy!)

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 a yard used by pets

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Seafoam daisies

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.