Butterfly Garden, Zone 5-8, 13 varieties, 24 plants. Layout for 9×11 corner included. Height: 12-6, Blooms Early Summer to Fall. Full Sun to Mostly Sunny. Phlox Sherwood Purple 3, E Caryopteris Longwood Blue 1, H Echinacea Purpurea 3, K Origanum Rosenkuppel 1, B Aster September Ruby 2, F Lavandula Munstead 3, I Achillea Paprika 1, … Read More →

The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are: 1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas. 2. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground. 3. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles. 4. Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 …