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Companion planting is the secret, the lettuce and the onions complement each other on shape, flavor and allows us to plant more food in our raised beds.

130702_1292 Lettuce and onions, good companionship!

The outside gardens of New Earth Organic Farm www.facebook.com/NewEarthOrganicFarm www.newearthorganicfarm.com/

Plumbago - so pretty & cheerful - thrives in the hot Texas summer. Disease- pest- and deer-resistant. Can grow into a large bush, and also can be trained to grow on a trellis.

Plumbago - so pretty & cheerful - thrives in the hot Texas summer. Disease- pest- and deer-resistant. Can grow into a large bush, and also can be trained to grow on a trellis.

I love succulents, they have low water requirements and come in such beautiful shapes and colors. I skip cacti, though. I've had some bad experiences with thorns.

Succulent Gardening, California Style

My recent trip to Southern California was pure heaven for the succulent enthusiast. From homes and businesses to garden shops and restaurants, gardening with succulents is just a way of life out here.Succulents, along with the occasional cacti, are found virtually everywhere, since they can grow year round without the threat of a harsh winter.

How to start a pineapple plant!

Learning New Things - The Pineapple

I learn something everyday. Sometimes what I learn is very minute and I don't realize that I have actually learned anything. Sometimes I feel like I am a true blonde and feel pretty stupid that I didn't know it to begin with....lol. Let me tell you a little story of my blondness.......... I was at the neighbors. We were watching Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (no comments from the peanut gallery...K). A question was asked about pineapples but I can't for the life of me remember the…

Good in front of russian sage. color all summer. Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink | Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage | Low Water Plants, Eco Friendly Landscapes | High Country Gardens

Cold Hardy Pink Texas Salvia

18-20" tall x 18-24" wide. Enjoy this deep-pink flowered form of Texas Sage for its long bloom-time and excellent cold hardiness. 'Cold Hardy Pink' is a compact growing little woody shrub that is highly attractive to hummingbirds and bees all season long. Javelina resistant

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

Garden Housecalls - Purple smoketree ‘Royal Purple’

* Common name: Purple smoketree 'Royal Purple' * Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' * What it is: A small tree or large shrub with rich, deep-burgundy, oval leaves and airy, pinkish flower clusters in summer that look like puffs of pink smoke. Leaves turn scarlet in fall. * Size: 15 feet tall and 12 feet

how to grow sweet potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Sweet Potatoes

Growing sweet potatoes is simple and rewarding. Learn how to grow sweet potatoes from slips, plus when to harvest and how to cure sweet potatoes!

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Rain Lily White (Zephyranthes Candida)

Most frequently found in pink flowering forms, rain lilies are also available in a white cultivar with the faintest kiss of pink on the inside of the petals. Candida grows 6"-10" tall, making it ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into groundcovers for an extra bit of sparkle. After a late summer or autumn shower, e

aubergine cactus, by daniella acciarito.

Cerastium tomentosum 'Snow in Summer'—a beautiful ground cover and butterflies love it!

Cerastium Olympia -- Bluestone Perennials

Cerastium Olympia is a gem in the border. The common name of Snow in Summer seems appropriate for the sparkling blanket of white blooms. As hardy and useful as Silver Carpet, but the flower stems are upright and the plants form neater clumps. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Didnt know this - Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

Didnt know this - Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).