Garden design tips: Here we see a garden that has a similar layout, with beautiful serpentine bed lines. It's difficult to miss the focal point to the left. Notice your emotional response to this garden as compared with the previous one. Bright color in a portion of your garden, whether through plants or a painted bench or pergola, will give you a burst of energy when you need it most. #traditionallandscape
For many, organic gardening for beginners simply means living with bugs and garden pests, or trying out a list of natural insect repellants that don’t really work. But did you know that there are organic gardening pest control options that actually work? A few of these organic sprays have been used Successfully for years in organic farming but are little known to those in home gardening.
Lily of the Valley: These fragrant beauties have a tough-as-nails constitution that shrugs off bone-chilling temperatures. Plus, lily-of-the-valley is shade tolerant, making it a great groundcover for wooded backyards. Most commonly seen with white flowers, there are also varieties with pretty pink blooms. There’s also a variegated form with dark green leaves with white stripes. This plant is hardy to Zone 3. And they are deer resistant.