Plants for gardens ideas

July 21, 2021
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fruit trees, nightshades (tomatoes, capsicum peppers, potatoes), brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, etc.) carrots


slugs, aphids, carrot fly, cabbage worms[1]

beans, peas, parsley

Alliums include onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, chives, and others


Asparagus officinalis


Aster Family flowers, Dill, Coriander, Tomatoes, Parsley, Basil, Comfrey, Marigolds

coupled with Basil seems to encourage lady bugs

Onion, Garlic, Potatoes



potatoes, cereals (e.g. corn, wheat)

geraniums, dill, alliums (onions, shallots, garlic, etc.), rosemary, nasturtium, borage


mustards, nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, etc.)

Brassicas are a family of species which include broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and cauliflower.



Corn (see Three Sisters), Spinach, lettuce, rosemary, summer savory, dill, carrots, brassicas, beets, radish, strawberry and cucumbers

Eggplant, Summer savoury

California beetles

Tomatoes, chili peppers, alliums (onions, garlic, etc.), brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, etc.)

Hosts nitrogen-fixing bacteria, a good fertiliser for some plants, too much for others


Beta Vulgaris

lettuce, kohlrabi, onions and brassicas

Catnip, Garlic, Mint

Runner or pole beans[2]

Good for adding minerals to the soil through composting leaves which have up to 25% magnesium. Runner or pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth.


Brassica oleracea

geraniums, dill, alliums, rosemary, nasturtium, borage

mustards, Tomatoes, peppers

Rosemary repels cabbage fly, geraniums trap cabbage worms, same general companion profile as all brassica (cabbage, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.)


geraniums, dill, alliums, rosemary

mustards, Tomatoes, peppers strawberries, and pole/runner beans

Rosemary repels cabbage flies, geraniums trap cabbage worms, same general companion profile as all brassica (cabbage, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.)


Daucus carota

Tomatoes, Alliums (onions, chives, etc.), lettuce

alliums (leeks, shallots, etc.), rosemary, wormwood, sage, beans, flax

assassin bug, lacewing, parasitic wasp, yellow jacket and other predatory wasps

Dill, parsnip, radish

Tomatoes grow better with carrots, but may stunt the carrots' growth. Beans (which are bad for tomatoes) provide the nitrogen carrots need more than some other vegetables. Aromatic companion plants repel carrot fly. Alliums inter-planted with carrots confuse onion and carrot flies.




Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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