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Vivid Tea Kettle

Vivid Tea Kettle Garden Planting Container

Vivid Tea Kettle

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If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks, and fences. Plant flowers of the opposite side of the color wheel as the teapot’s color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.



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If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

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Just Humming Along Wagon

Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta.


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Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring to attract hummingbirds and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Don’t know what to plant? Here are some ideas to get you started 10 flowers to plant.

Feeding garden stations on wheels are so easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

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Fungus Gnat Indoor Houseplant Recipe

Have little black flies around your houseplants?  Fungus gnats are what you have.  Mix up this fungus gnat indoor houseplant recipe to kill the fungus gnat larvae in the infected soil.

Recipe Mixture

• One part 3% hydrogen peroxide to four parts water.

Directions

Water the top layer of your plant soil. Reapply as needed.

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