Zucchini and orange marigolds draw pollinators such as bees, as well as other "good" insects (ladybugs and lacewings) that help control the "bad" ones (aphids and caterpillars). It's a better way to boost plant health than using chemical pesticides,
Patio kitchen harvest (full sun) - Tomato ‘Celebrity’, ‘Cherokee Purple’ and’ Sweet Variegated Basil, Marigolds. [I love the idea of a raised garden outside the kitchen door for easy access ♥] Quote & pin from LP.
Tips for Taming a Slope: Switchback Sensation - Create a curving staircase with switchbacks that minimize the steepness of the slope by permitting wide treads on each step. Trailing nasturtiums disguise the severity of the slope and add visual appeal.
"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese bee