Early July is an excellent time to collect cuttings from favorite shrubs and to root them. Azalea, camellia and holly are easy shrubs to propagate by rooting. There are several techniques for helping a cutting to form its own root system.

Early July is an excellent time to collect cuttings from favorite shrubs and to root them. Azalea, camellia and holly are easy shrubs to propagate by rooting. There are several techniques for helping a cutting to form its own root system.

DIY weed killer — cheaper and enviro-friendlier than commercial options: Per 1 gallon of white vinegar: 1/2 c salt a good squeeze of liquid dish soap (any brand, though Im partial to Dawn — if its good enough for oil spills, its good enough for me!) — shake in large spray bottle, and thats it. For best results, apply to weeds on hot days.

DIY weed killer — cheaper and enviro-friendlier than commercial options: Per 1 gallon of white vinegar: 1/2 c salt a good squeeze of liquid dish soap (any brand, though Im partial to Dawn — if its good enough for oil spills, its good enough for me!) — shake in large spray bottle, and thats it. … [Read more…]