Brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material. They're ideal for a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers etc. to spill over without intruding onto the grass.
Natural Garden Repellents: "This guide is about mother nature's best fertilizers and bug repellents. Gardening naturally with the best repellents and fertilizers helps keep your yard and garden safe for everyone.
I really love this idea, would like to incorporate in the stone in the basement area instead of mosaic risers - I've re thought this and think may be too overpowering. Thinking tiled risers and small pebble mosaics in floor would be much nicer.
Go to Starbucks and ask for grounds: Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. * Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting.
The color of the flowers, the bloom time and the overall garden design are all a big part of this but, perhaps, the most important thing to consider is the amount of sun the garden plant needs. - My Cottage Garden