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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.  It …

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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

My gardens are the big love of my life this time of the year.  I spend hours outside tending them.  I have 10 garden beds on a block that is about 1/2 acre and I do things to improve the look of them each year.   These summer garden tips will ensure that you have …

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

These 25 fun succulent planters will show you that if it can hold dirt, it can be planted with a succulent! From teacups to wooden drawers, these planters are unique and a fun way to pot your succulent houseplants. Succulents are so versatile and easy to care for. They are very drought tolerant, perfect if you …

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Vertical Onion Garden – Fun Kid’s Gardening Project

This Vertical Onion Garden is a fun project that the kids will just love.  They will enjoy helping you put it together and watching as the onions start to sprout and grow out the sides of the bottle that you have set up for a container.   Growing food from scraps and pieces is a …

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Creative Metal Yard Art – Garden Art with Bugs – Flowers – Critters

Decorating your yard with creative metal yard art can add a wonderful touch of whimsy to your outdoor garden space! I recently spent a week in a lovely cottage in the mountains of North Carolina.  It was a great get away with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. We spent the time driving around the …

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12 Tips for Summer Time Gardening to Beat the Heat

If you love to garden but don’t like working in the summer heat, check out these tips for summer time gardening to beat the heat. Summer has finally arrived for real at my house and I couldn’t be more thrilled.I really enjoy spending the summer tinkering around in my garden, especially since I know that …

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Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me that the day is not really celebrated any longer. But not to fear, there are still lots of days to celebrate a …

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Rustic Succulent Planters That Can Take the Heat

These rustic succulent planters will show you how to use ordinary items to display your plants for a casual look. For the last few years, I have been experimenting more and more with succulents.  These drought tolerant plants can really take the heat and can be potted up in so many ways.  If you love succulents …

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