Thursday Blog Links: More Awesome Gardening Tips

Agastache “Desert Sunrise”
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Welcome to the latest edition of my Thursday Blog Links!

With the long weekend coming up, we will definitely be doing some backyard gardening and landscaping projects. So with that in mind, I thought it was time for another roundup of gardening tips and links!  (And if you want to read last month’s roundup, you can click here:  Thursday Blog Links: Gardening Tips, April 26, 2012.

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials – Better Homes & Gardens

I’ve mentioned my love affair with perennials way too much at least a few times. Here’s a great slideshow on that shows you their top picks for plants that can hold up to the Summer heat. I already have some of these in our gardens (lavender, yarrow, lamb’s ears, salvia, cone flowers), but definitely want to get my dirty little hands on the Agastache “Desert Sunrise” plant!

Life on the Balcony – Container Garden Ideas & Inspiration

Interested in container gardening? Then add this blog to your regular reading! Fern Richardson knows of what she speaks – in addition to writing the blog, she just had her book – Small Space Container Gardens – published in March!

Container Gardening: Thriller, Filler, Spiller – Centsational Girl

Love this post by Kate which appeared on her blog in April. She shows you how to use three simple words to create gorgeous container gardens. Love. This. Idea.

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants –

The plants highlighted in this article feature both perennials and annuals (Catnip, Marigolds, Citronella, Horsemint, and Ageratum) that just might help you stay bug-free without chemical sprays this Summer. (Although if you rub the Catnip leaves on yourself, I can only imagine how popular you might become with any neighborhood cats!)

Garden Tool Container – Martha Stewart

A quick tip from Martha on how to store your garden hand tools so they remain clean, sharp, and easy to find!

Hope these tips inspire you to do some gardening this weekend!