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The three major plant foods are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. HGTV Gardens suggests all plants need these to maintain good health.

Train the vines of climbing plants, like this clematis viticella Polish Spirit, regularly this month to direct the vines where you want them to go. Left unattended for a few weeks, the vines would be difficult to retrain.

Shear your hedges and train your vines this month

Pruning hedges in June will help create a denser hedge. Plan on shearing again in July.

Give your plants club soda to quench their thirst! The nutrients in club soda (sodium citrate and potassium sulfate) will help enrich the soil. Like steroids for your plants.

Green gardening advice from BrightNest: "If you're not exactly a plant whisperer, club soda will change your life! Give it to your plants to quench their thirst. The nutrients in club soda (sodium citrate and potassium sulfate) will help enrich the soil.

How to prune any plant in your garden.

How To Prune Any Plant In Your Garden - American Horticultural Society’s Pruning and Training

Sprinkle (used) coffee grounds on the ground around the base of your hostas to keep the slugs from eating the leaves

Sprinkle (used) coffee grounds on the ground around the base of your hostas to keep the slugs from eating the leaves - Gardening DIY Life

Fertilizing Hostas  DIY Hosta fertilizer, and how to apply. Hosta Nutrient Mix:  4 parts all-purpose organic granular fertilizer 4-3-3,  1 part blood meal 12-0-0,  1 part bone meal 0-10-0,  ¼ part Epsom salts [for magnesium]

Hosta plant food Fertilizing Hostas DIY Hosta fertilizer, and how to apply. Hosta Nutrient Mix: 4 parts all-purpose organic granular fertilizer 1 part blood meal 1 part bone meal ¼ part Epsom salts [for magnesium]

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally http://inhabitat.com/7-indoor-plants-that-purify-the-air-around-you-naturally/

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

New Perennial for 2012: 'Sunny Side Up' Pokeweed ~ Name: Phytolacca americana 'Sunny Side Up'  Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial sun and well-drained soil  Size: 5-6 feet tall  Zones: 5-9  Grow It With: Salvia

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

'Sunny Side Up' Poke Salad - Phytolacca americana: 'Sunny Side Up' bears bright gold leaves that sprout from red stalks. In late summer, it bears purple berries. Full sun to partial sun and well-drained soil.

Use pine cones as a natural mulch to keep dogs, cats & other digging animals out of garden beds

Use pine cones as a natural mulch to keep dogs, cats & other digging animals out of garden beds. I'm not sure if this would work or if the dogs will just play with the pine cones!

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe: One full can of regular pop (any kind-no diet soda) One full can of beer (no light beer) Cup of Liquid dishwashing soap (do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid) Cup of household ammonia Cup of mouthwash (any brand)

Tips for dividing perennials & a great list of timing and techniques for various plants.

Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants~ Quote: Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen (from Fine Gardening)

Tips and tricks for growing hens and chicks - replanting some of these beauties from my parents!

Growing Hens and Chicks {Succulents}

23 Gorgeous Garden Mirrors | curated by 'Housekaboodle' blog!

Garden Mirrors Idea Box by Sue @ Housekaboodle

23 Gorgeous Garden Mirrors is on HomeTalk. Examples of how to use a garden mirror are shown on my board along with garden design and before and after ideas.

How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy Plants in 9 Steps

Get Rid of Poison Ivy Plants

How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy Plants. Poison ivy plants make a dreadful garden companion. To get rid of poison ivy plants,.

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