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Alternative Gardning: Create stone critters for the garden

Rock people garden statues DIY decor DIY Garden Trinkets - Awesome Ideas, Projects and Tutorials! Including, from 'instructables', this creative 'garden thing' project with rocks.

Bulb-stacking for more blooms. Autumn: Spring bulbs in Pots: store potted bulbs in unheated garage. water every few weeks. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for abundant display in spring. Ignore spacing recommendations

When you are stacking your bulbs remember to put the largest blubs on the bottom and smaller bulbs on the top. Remember to choose a sunny, well draining con

Layering Bulbs :: How to get more bulbs into your garden I think this is a great idea I'm going to try.

By Layering Your Spring Bulbs you can get continuous color while saving space…

Cotinus

Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Most widely known for its large billowing summer blooms that have a puffy cloud-like or "smoky" appearance.

grow in full sun. Persian Shield. Easily multiplied by simply breaking off and sticking in potting soil. You can have all you want and save money too

Purple leaves of a Persian shield plant. - Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter.

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy…

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Stagger bulbs for three bursts of cheerful flowers...via @AbdulAziz Bukhamseen old house

do in the fall plant layers of bulbs that will give you three bursts of color when spring arrives. Choose bulb varieties that flower a few weeks apart, such as crocus, tulips, and daffodils, which will bloom in rotation for up to six weeks.

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold. Need to remember this when we tear out the side garden