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Sweet little well.

SBG thinks this would be a great way to protect fall plants with plastic to harvest greens well past frost Rhubarb coming thru twig supports, untouched by chickens, photo by hardworkinghippy -

Talk about a clever idea: willow switches just stuck in the ground will bend easily (after all we weave baskets from them) and sprout with little encouragement. Just twisting the twigs, holding them together with string or twist ties, until they are growing well, will give a charming, but less formal look. [by sarahgb(theoriginal), via Flickr]

Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

Love this plant-deer leave it alone. Anise Hyssop There are lots of reasons to grow anise hyssop: It's super heat and drought tolerant, deer and rabbits leave it alone, it blooms for weeks in late summer, and butterflies love it. Plus it's a great cut flower. Name: Agastache foeniculum Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Zones: 4-10 Grow it with: Black-eyed Susan for a dazzling blue-and-yellow combo of easy-care plants