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What Not to Plant Together – Gardening Tips

Companion Planting

Often times when we talk about Companion Planting we discuss the plants that should always be planted side-by-side in our gardens. I’m here to give you the dish on what plants to NOT plant together when you are companion planting! - Gardening And Patio

Passion Flower ~ red and purple

Grenadilla Flower (Passiflora quadrangularis) aka giant passionflower bearing fruit up to 4 kg! Flower is very fragrant & vine can be killed by the lightest frost.

How to grow and use calendula flowers medicinally. Also, edible uses and ideas! Blog Castanea

Calendula - Edible, Medicinal Flower

Calendula flower - (Calendula officinalis) is also know as the pot marigold, not to be confused with regular mariglods. This flower is versatile and potent in its medicinal qualities, consisting of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - Tiny, tubular, 5 lobed, fragrant white flowers appear in dense, spherical, long-stalked flower heads. Long, projecting styles give the flower heads a distinctively pincushion-like appearance.

Buttonbush blooms in July & August. Just picked up my free sapling from Shaw Park's Arbor Day celebration!

Kangaroo paw by costafarms

"Kanga paw" Light Pink Kangaroo Paw Family: Haemodoraceae Genus: Anigozanthos Species: manglesii Tropicals and Tender Perennials. suitable for xeriscaping. Flowers are good for cutting. Suitable for growing in containers.

BANKSIA splendida. Native to Western Australia. Flowers have a pungent sweetish scent similar to that of many species of Banksia, there are two subspecies, with both yellow and maroon flowered plants occurring in each subspecies.

Native to Western Australia. Flowers have a pungent sweetish scent similar to that of many species of Banksia, there are two subspecies, with both yellow and maroon flowered plants occurring in each subspecies.

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My Biggest Birth Plan Regret

This is a good article about a post birth plan - My Biggest Birth Plan Regret. Limiting visitors after birth!

Matchstick Banksia (Banksia Cuneata) from a restricted area in south Western Australia (central Wheatbelt).

Matchstick Banksia (Banksia Cuneata) from a restricted area in south Western Australia (central Wheatbelt).

Davidsonia pruriens - Davidson's Plum is a small, slender sub-tropical fruit grown in the rainforest in Nothern NSW, Australia. The fruits superficially resemble the European plum, but are not closely related. by Bellingen1, via Flickr. David

Davidsonia pruriens - Davidson's Plum is a small, slender sub-tropical fruit grown in the rainforest in Nothern NSW, Australia.

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How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with too much of certain foods, and no idea how to preserve them? Here's seven options for food preservation to preserve pretty much anything!