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7/17/17 2:25 P

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Last month I made a spiral herb garden with some rocks from my back yard. It' s been easy to watered and maintain and it looks beautiful in my front yard.

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6/30/17 2:23 A

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Clay pots look nice, but you have to water a lot more. And of course you can't let them freeze or they crack. (Not a problem in my area, but extra watering is.) Maybe your painting will help retain water also.

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6/29/17 8:48 P

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WHITEANGEL4, Sounds great! Enjoy!!!

We put our growing collection of herbs by our front door at home. They are a little better protected there. It's been so windy this summer. Still have some at my camper too. I really don't like the looks of the mismatched pots. In less then 3 months it will be to cold to keep them outside. Making plans to change out the pots and take them inside before that happens. I like the looks of Fiestaware. Think I'm going to buy clay pots and spray paint them in happy colors! I'll ever so gently repot them and take them in for the winter. I have bought a special plant tea to water them when they are inside. The few herbs that I have tried to keep alive in the winter have not faired the best. I think I will need a grow light. Any other recommendations? My houseplants always seem fine. Once summer is over I will be at the mercy of the grocery store for my veggies. I just don't have that much space.

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6/29/17 1:25 P

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Hubby found a bargain on 6 large planters. We are getting them ready to plant. Filling with potting soil and placing them where we want them. We will b planting these with veggies for our warm climit, allowing for the rains

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6/19/17 10:50 P

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Love everyone's ideas! Would love to hear more about everyone's gardens. emoticon

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6/14/17 1:42 A

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Your garden sounds lovely, Cathy.

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6/13/17 10:58 A

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While trying to incorporate more veggies into my flower beds, I also divide my veggie gardens into sections and try to plant flowers around each section. This serves a dual purpose - to make them look more attractive as well as to help repel harmful pests and encourage good bugs and pollinators. Nasturtium helps around squash and other vining crops, but they have to have a good head start because larger vines will bury them eventually. I like marigolds around many of my sections. They attract pollinators and supposedly help repel rabbits (not sure how well that works or if you have to have certain varieties, since one of my friends said she saw a baby bunny feasting on her marigolds).
Chives are a nice herb to add to perennial gardens, especially rose gardens. The flower heads are attractive and the chives, as well as other members of the onion family, are supposed to help repel aphids. Any other perennial herbs I plant are also going in my flower beds, and maybe even the annual ones. They may not have attractive flowers, but many are just as attractive as other accent plants grown because of their leaves instead of flowers.

I was considering planting strawberries as a ground cover, but haven't done so. You would have to make sure to remove any perennial weeds first, as the strawberries wouldn't crowd those out. I actually had to start over with my strawberry bed - haven't put a new one in yet unfortunately - since the perennial weeds and grasses took over and I couldn't get rid of them.

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I love the look of my veggies at every stage, but I think the best is newly planted when they look tidy and full of promise. I saw a magazine the other day that had chosen various greens for their different shades and textures and planted them to make an artistic garden. Lovely, but I plant what my family and I like to eat, and not too many exptic greens have made the list yet. emoticon

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Sage, Rosemary and others l love to smell just as much as roses and other flowers, even when I pick out my fruits I smell them, even tomatoes. Veggies I don't really smell but I eat the ones that are organic since they tastes the best.

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I have found some great planters and I use them for my herbs. One long one had strawberries which I have already harvested and I am replanting it with some onions and radishes which will mature quickly also. I am starting different things in our yard. This is the first season here so need to decide where to plant my fruit trees etc

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I know that I like to put my rhubarb plants in with my perennial flower beds, and have also used sweet potatoes as ground cover, as well as using them in my large flower pots on my patio. The leaves are very decorative - after all, they use ornamental sweet potato vines in flower pot arrangements too (the tubers from those are edible, but aren't as sweet as the ones you grow in your garden).

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I have noticed something very intriguing the last few years. I have really come to appreciate and love the beauty of a summers harvest from my garden or even the stands of a farmer's market! I even love the beauty of the produce aisle! My husband is cruising around the flower area of the garden centers. I'm across the way dreaming about herbs and vegetables. Anyone else? emoticon

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