Chase away pests that feed on your tender plants by mixing 1 tablespoon of hot mustard or red pepper with 1 quart water. Spray directly on the foliage. One hot taste and the pests will be gone.
Don’t combine tulips with members of the narcissus family such as daffodils and jonquils in a vase. Narcissus secretes a slimy substance that clogs the stems of other plants, shortening their lifespan.
Magnolias are among the most primitive flowers on earth. They have been found in fossil beds from over 50 million years ago.
Shade level definitions: Light shade—an area that has a total of four non-consecutive hours of shade throughout the day; Partial or medium shade—an area that is shaded for six hours per day. The area might get direct sun from 3:00 p.m. or direct sun only in the morning; Full shade—no direct sun shines on this area. It is light, but does not have direct sun. It is cooler in temperature than other areas of the garden.
Cut back ornamental grasses before shoots emerge.
Shoe shopping should be done in the afternoon, not the morning. Science shows that the foot actually swells during the latter hours of the day.
An old golf bag and hand cart can be put to use as a tool holder for garden equipment.
Basil came from India, where it was considered a sacred plant. It played a part in religious observances and at funerals.
When your Easter lily is finished blooming, don’t throw it out. Let it dry, cut off the old foliage and plant it in a partly sunny spot in the garden. It will grow and bloom again.