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DIY Cottage Chic Herb Garden With Mason Jars

Growing herbs is something that any good cook should consider. This mason jar herb garden fits into the French country look that I have going on in my kitchen as part of a renovation, too. It’s the perfect DIY project for my vegetable gardening summer! I love cottage chic decor projects. They have a rustic appeal …

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Creative Bird baths – DIY Garden Decor Projects

These Creative Bird baths make use of re-purposed items that you may have around the house. They add a whimsical touch to any garden decorating theme. This time of the year, it’s common for bird baths to get really dirty.  Check out the video on cleaning a bird bath for and easy solution to this …

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Boxwood Wreath Bird Feeder DIY Project

Some of you may remember that I made a boxwood wreath for the first time in December last year for Christmas.   I’ve long since removed the Christmas decorations but left it hanging and it has started to dry out.  I decided to re-purpose it into a bird feeder for my backyard test garden. My husband …

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Coffee Grounds for Hydrangeas, Roses and Camellias – A Natural Fertilizer

Using left over coffee grounds for roses and other plants that like a boost in nitrogen is a natural way to add fertilizer to your garden plants without the use of harsh chemicals. Don’t throw out those used coffee grounds.  There are lots of ways to put them use in your garden.  And more to the …

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My Favorite DIY Flower Projects – Gardening Creativity

DIY Flower Projects for those who Love Gardening in any Form These DIY Flower Projects appeal to me because they are not your normal run of the mill cut paper flower.  Most of those are cute but not very stylish looking to me. These projects take creativity to a whole new level. Some of them …

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DIY Autumn Wreath Projects to Decorate your Front Door

Many people decorate their doors with Christmas wreaths for the festive season but Autumn leaves and other materials also lend themselves to DIY autumn wreath projects. There are colorful leaves, branches and twigs and acorns and pine cones all over the yard just asking to be dressed up.  Add these to some ribbon, a wreath …

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Where do you keep your vegetables when the season ends?

It is never too early to consider how you will deal with storing garden vegetables that you have at the end of the season. The growing season still has time to go and many of us are in the middle of the vegetable gardening season.  Very few homes have the perfect storage conditions for fresh produce.  …

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On The Spot Composting with Brown Lunch Bags

Don’t throw away those plain brown luncheon bags, or fast good restaurant bags after use. Save them for on the spot composting! If you don’t want the chore of composting with a large compost pile, you can still compost.  Just use recycled brown lunch bags.  They work great in any flower or vegetable garden. Keep …

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DIY Compost Screen with Garden Trays

Composting allows me to add some organic matter to my garden, but the material often needs sifting. Instead of buying a compost sifter, I made my own DIY Compost Screen by using common plastic garden trays. These trays are readily available at most garden centers when you purchase a flat of seedlings.  The come with …

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Rolling Compost Pile Method of Composting

A rolling compost pile is much easier to manage that a normal pile in a compost bin. I am committed to organic gardening. My vegetable garden is treated for insects with home made remedies and I control weeds by pulling and with vinegar. I do not use chemical fertilizers, but instead add organic matter formed …

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