Have you seen this lavender yet? It is called Baby Blue and it is so petite and sweet but the best part is that is has the best smell of any lavender I have ever owned. I usually plant it in the garden but this will go in a pot by the back door so we can smell it as we brush by it. It is so small in scale that it is perfect for a pot and lavender does not require as much water as other potted plants in our summer heat.
Transplanted some flowers from my pots last year in November. They were too woody for the pots so in fall I cut them way back and stuck in empty spots in the garden. The pink one below is taking off and blooming nicely. Don't throw all those plants away when you are done. Some may thrive in the garden with more space.
Remember the ONE coleus I bought last year? Well here it is. I took a cutting last fall and stuck in a pot and it is taking off now. I have already put cuttings in other pots. So these would be the children of the original right or the grandchildren. Talk about getting your money's worth.
In chicken news I had read that pumpkin seeds ( thanks to Fresh Eggs Daily) are a natural de-wormer for chickens and I had one small pumpkin still rolling around the yard from last fall. I cut it open and ground up the guts and seeds in the food processor and fed to the chickens.
They loved it and ate every bit and lots of the pumpkin too. I want to have my eggs be as healthy as can be for us so I don't want to have to use commercial wormer which is harsh and you cannot eat the eggs for a while afterwards. Yuck! So I read to give them pumpkins a few times a year as a preventative. Can't hurt anyways.