Sunday, July 19, 2009

natural repellent

I found this recipe for a natural bug repellent. Crush 1 1/2 cups rosemary leaves aand 1 1/2 cups pennyroyal leaves. Place in a jar and cover with 2 cups pure vegetable oil. Seal container and keep in dark place for 2 weeks, shaking it a bit every day. After 2 weeks, strain the liquid and store in sealed dark colored bottle for up to six months. Spray or rub directly exposed skin.

I just got in a big order of new statuary. Stop by and check it out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Growing Native

If you would like to try some native plants here are a few that you might like: amsonia, asclepias, boltonia, baptisia, cimicifuga, eupatorium, lobelia, monarda,tiarella and rudbeckia. All are easy to grow and very hardy.