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Garden Arbors and Arches – Types of Gardening Trellises and Walk Through Arbors

Garden arbors and arches are set up as walk through areas in home gardens or public parks where one can welcome guests. There are many styles of arbors to choose from. Some are man made and others formed over time by nature. Trellises are often a part of arbors for the garden, giving some support …

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Propagating Succulent Leaves and Cuttings – Tips for Propagating Succulents

Nothing is more attractive to a gardener than getting new plants without having to pay for them.  And since succulents are a very sought after plant, it stands to reason that  propagating succulent leaves and cuttings is a popular project for many gardeners. Best of all, it’s easy and free! Succulents make fantastic houseplants and …

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Growing Wheatgrass Seeds Indoors – How to Grow Wheat Berries at Home

This tutorial shows everything you need to know about growing wheatgrass at home. Wheatgrass is also known as winter wheat or wheat berries.  Sprouted seeds have many health benefits and can also be use in home decor projects and used as a stimulant for your cat’s digestive system.  Kitty is not the only one who …

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Earth Day Activities – Crafts, Food and Fun for April 22

Ever since it was established in 1970, people around the world take part in Earth Day Activities as a way to celebrate National Earth Day on April 22. This day is now a worldwide event where more than 1 billion people take part in a day of action. Here are some things that you can …

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Watering Can Planters and Garden Art – Recycle your Watering Cans

Watering cans are a staple of any gardener but, for me,  they are not just for watering plants.  I love turning them into watering can planters and using them as garden art. The size is perfect for potted indoor plants and the look of them transforms a plant into a work of art that looks great …

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Oddities of Nature – Crooked Vegetables – Funny Fruits and Scary Shaped Trees

Plants, vegetables and trees can grow into the most amazing shapes. These oddities of nature show that twists, bends and outgrowths can turn an ordinary plant into something that looks totally different.  This inspiration for this post came from a morning breakfast jaunt. After breakfast Richard and I were driving around and we came upon …

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Uses for License Plates – Using Number Plates in DIY Projects

Have you ever thought about using number plates in DIY projects? There are dozens of uses for license plates if you just think outside the box a bit. The colors and designs lend them selves to loads of home decor projects, both inside and outside the home. My husband is a collector of old license …

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Cleaning Clay Pots – How to Clean Terracotta Pots and Planters

When the days get cooler and shorter, it is time to put the garden to bed for the winter.  Cleaning clay pots this time of the year keeps my garden still in mind and makes sure that they are ready to use when it comes to for early spring bloomers in a few months. Getting …

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Window Box Planters – How to Plant Window Boxes

Seeing how many ways there are to dress up your home with window box planters was inspiring. They are a fabulous way to create curb appeal and are easy to take care of. I have recently discovered a love for window boxes.  During my summer vacation, we toured 10 states and visited many Botanical Gardens. …

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Trench Composting with Kitchen Scraps

What can you do if you don’t have the time or space for composting in the traditional way?  This is where trench composting is your friend. Most organic vegetable gardeners are aware of the benefits of having compost pile.  Adding kitchen scraps to a bin or mound of decaying plant matter gives the perfect mix …

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Best Gardens – Creative Gardening Ideas

Here are some of my favorites gardening ideas from the best of the internet.  The ideas range from soup to nuts. There is something for all gardening styles here.  My only requirement for a recipe to land on this page is that it must inspire me and have something to do with creative gardening. Searching …

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Best Topsy Turvy Planters – Creative Gardening Tipsy Pots

I was getting my hair done a few months ago and my hairdresser showed me her latest creation – a topsy turvy planter creation (also called Tipsy Pots.)  At that point I had not seen topsy turvy planters, they they are now appearing everywhere on social media.  They take the term creative gardening to a …

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How to Propagate Spider Plants from Babies

Love having new plants for free?  This project is for you.  It is super easy to propagate spider plants from the babies that the mother plant sends out on the ends of long arching stems.  Spider Plants – botanical name Chlorophytum – are one of the easiest of plants to propagate.  I first became familiar …

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Succulent Bird Cage Planter – Super Easy DIY Garden Project

Today’s project is going to be to transform an old birdcage into a succulent birdcage planter.  I just love using household items in my garden in a creative way.   If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It tells what to look for, what …

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Air Plant Holders – Containers to Display Your Tillandsia Collection

These air plant holders are cute. compact and perfect to display your tillandsia collection. Air plants are not only fun to grow, they are also fun to display.  So many household items can be fashioned into containers for these sweet little plants that don’t need soil to grow.   Succulents like tillandsia are drought smart plants …

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Poison Ivy and Poisonous Vines – Natural Preventative Measures

Since I don’t like to use chemicals in the garden, I have been trying to find natural treatments for poison Ivy prevention so that I don’t have to use poisons   We have a patch of poison ivy that seems to keep re-appearing in one of my garden beds every so often. You have all heard …

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Composting Tips – Tricks for Creating Nature’s Black Gold

If you enjoy vegetable gardening or growing flowers, adding organic matter formed by composting will give you great results.  Have you always thought that making compost is difficult?  These Composting Tips will take the mystery out of it for you. Composting may seem like something that only our ancestors did, but many modern gardeners take …

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Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Garden Plants – Water Plants with a Soda Bottle

There are many retail products available for watering plants at the roots, but this Soda Bottle Drip Feeder makes use or recycled materials and works really well. Drip feeders are a great idea for vegetable gardening projects.  Many plants prefer the moisture at their roots instead of from overhead sprinklers which can encourage some leaf problems.   Vegetable …

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Mosquito Repelling Plants – Keep Those Bugs Away!

With summer comes lots of outdoor living.  Sadly, that can mean lots of mosquitoes. I don’t like to use chemical products but, thankfully, Mother Nature has the perfect answer – Mosquito Repelling Plants! We can grow annuals, perennials and herbs that will keep the bugs away naturally. With all the hype about West Nile Virus, …

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Summer Garden Tips & Garden Tour – Garden Maintenance in the Summer

These summer garden tips will ensure that you have an endless supply of color and lush green lawns all summer long. Bring on summer! Life is meant to be lived outside! We spend so much time outside during the summer, and having a great looking lawn and pretty gardens makes sure that time will be …

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25 Succulent Planters – You Can Grow these Hardy Plants in Just About Anything!

Succulents are so versatile and easy to care for. They are very drought tolerant, perfect if you have a “brown thumb” and look great planted in so many ways.  These 25 fun succulent planters will show you that if it can hold dirt, it can be planted with a succulent! If you love succulents as much …

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