I saw this tip in "Country" magazine years ago and use it every year to trap yellow jackets and hornets.  I have this one hanging in the grapevine.  The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can't get out.

Making a Bee Trap

I saw this tip in "Country" magazine years ago and use it every year to trap yellow jackets and hornets. I have this one hanging in the grapevine. The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can't get out.

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 & flowers

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 & flowers

I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away!

I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away!

Cotton Candy Grass - Withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of 3-4 feet tall and gets 3-4 feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.

Cotton Candy Grass - Withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of 3-4 feet tall and gets 3-4 feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.

Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks"  Looks like something from a Dr Suess book!

Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book!

Really? For the back yard- plant lemon grass for privacy and to keep the mosquitos away? Gotta try!

Really? For the back yard- plant lemon grass for privacy and to keep the mosquitos away? Gotta try!

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It's a good companion plant with lavender.

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It's a good companion plant with lavender.

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. Why do I not think of this?

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. Why do I not think of this?

crepe myrtle ~ how to keep your crepe myrtle blooming all season long ~ from @Southern Living

Crepe Myrtle Pruning Tips

crepe myrtle ~ how to keep your crepe myrtle blooming all season long ~ from @Southern Living

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