Last week, I showed how you can make natural pesticides for your plants. While these sprays pose less risk than the toxic ones, they also rid your plant of beneficial insects like the ladybug. Unlike most pesky bugs that you want to purge from your garden, ladybugs live up to their cute little name. They pose no harm and are actually beneficial to your plants by feasting on a few of your plant's nemeses such as aphids, mealybugs, leaf hoppers, scales and mites.
Use an inverted plastic bottle to irrigate your planters this summer! Keep your container garden happy through long hot days with a hidden water reservoir. From Dabbletree (a catalog of creative pursuits). Projects, instructions, tutorials, DIY, patterns, recipes, ideas and more.