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This is the color of one of my latest roses.

World's first blue roses after 20 years of research

Phlox paniculata. Summer. Fragrant and easy care, phlox are one of summer’s pleasures. Garden and meadow phlox produce large, scented blooms in white, pink, lavender, purple, and red. Ideal in mixed borders. Sweet scent. Also low-growing types : moss pinks and creeping phlox that make colorful ground covers. Zones: 4-8

Flowering Perennials from Spring to Fall

Fragrant and easy care, phlox are one of summer’s pleasures. Garden and meadow phlox produce large, scented blooms in white,…

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil…

10 Gardening Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know

Keep egg shells in open container in fridge. When the container is full, crush shells into small bits and sprinkle them around base of your plants. Sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails other bugs & adds touch of calcium to soil.

Love the DEEP purple + green garden.

I love the DEEP purple of these irises. The greens surrounding frame it beautifully- my goal is a garden, and I hope to plan that after the irises come other riotous colors.

Crazy awesome curly-tailed succulent: trachyandra sp. This is a rare one.

Trachyandra sp - A few photos from the San Gabriel Winter Show - Cacti Succulents Forum - GardenWeb

Control pests by planting these flowers for borders and drawing beneficial insects into your garden.

81 Border Plants That Are Better Than A Fence

Flowers for Borders - Control pests by planting flowers for borders and drawing beneficial insects into your garden. This beautiful blue flower is unique in that its leaves release nectar when it isn't blooming.

Add a little interest with a tipped over pot... doesn't matter if it's cracked... all the better and pick it up for pennies. This would be fun to do with an old urn in the garden.

Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter. suttonbend Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter. Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter.

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Cottage Garden Designs We Love

[What a pretty perennial garden.] Beauty of Perennials Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden.

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