Marigolds as Insect Repellent

Today I learned from my locker room/gym buddie, Candi, who has been helping me with gardening tips, that Marigolds make a good insect repellent.  Just snap off one of the heads and rub it on your skin.  I tried it and it works.  You just have to apply often, but it’s better than applying poison, and it’s a good way to put those dead heads to use.

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Easter Lily

My “Easter Lily” bloomed again!
All you professional gardeners must be dying to let me know that this is not an Easter Lily. In the locker room this morning (making this official locker room news),  I was very nicely told  that Easter Lilies are white.
OK ok. This is the lily that I got for Easter. So it is MY Easter Lily!

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Boston Ferns

My Boston Fern looks pitiful.  I know that the time of year is a factor, with the lack of light, and the dry air from the heat, but my fern is barely alive.  Just look at the poor miserable thing!   I’ve been misting it with water, and placing it in different areas of the house.  It just gets worse. Continue reading “Boston Ferns”

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