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Creative Gardening Ideas

Where do you keep your vegetables when the season ends?

The growing season still has time to go and many of us are in the middle of the vegetable gardening season.  But it is never too early to consider how you will deal with storing garden vegetables that you have at the end of the season. Root Cellars, and basements are great places for storing garden vegetables. …

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Uses for Aluminum Pie Plates in the Garden

I love to find neat garden uses for common household items.  There are so many things that we throw away that can be put to good use in a garden.  Aluminum disposable pie plates are one of those things. Don’t Throw those Disposable Pie Plates away! These plates can be re-purposed for many garden uses: …

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Staggered Planter Equals Instant Curb Appeal

Planters near an entrance way are a great way to add pizzazz to a front door. But add some house numbers and a staggered planter and you will get some instant curb appeal to boot. Add Curb Appeal with a Staggered Planter This DIY Staggered Planter with House numbers is easy to do.  Well, there …

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On The Spot Composting with Brown Lunch Bags

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

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Rolling Compost Pile Method of Composting

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 through composting. I don’t use a compost bin, but instead use a rolling compost pile. Rolling compost …

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Expandable Curtain Rods as Plant Supports

All gardeners know the task of keeping tall flower stalks from flopping over. There are lots of retail supports that you can purchase, but they can be pricey and also sometimes are not the right lengths. A great creative gardening hack is to use expandable curtain rods as plant supports. It’s Curtain Time for your …

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Fans of the Gardening Cook share their favorite planters

I recently asked The Gardening Cook Facebook fans to submit their favorite planters When it comes to creative planters, the sky seems to be the limit.  Almost anything with an opening can become a garden planter. The Gardening Cook fans are an inventive group when it comes to thinking outside the box of normal pots.   …

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Creative Garden Signs – Dress up your yard.

There is nothing like a creative and funny garden sign to add a touch of whimsy to your garden. They invite guests to explore your garden space in a friendly and, often comical, way. I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of creative garden signs to give you some inspiration. Creative …

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Brighten up your Outside Space with Tiki Planters

There are lots of ideas for how to brighten up your patio space for night time entertaining.  Tiki torch Planters add a nice bit of ambiance to your parties and have a more natural look than normal lighting does. Tiki Torch Planters give a great light to your patio. We purchased a set of tiki torches last …

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Wheelbarrow Planters – Reuse Re Purpose Recycle

Wheelbarrow planters are one things on my bucket list of must do gardening ideas.  I have been looking for just the right old fashioned wheelbarrow for months. I want to add them as focal pieces in my perennial garden beds. There are a lot of planters for sale at garden centers, but you could break …

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Test Garden – Experimenting with a Variety of Plants and Flowers

I have long dreamed of having a test garden.  I’ve loved to garden ever since I was a young girl.  My first apartment was just full of house plants, and when I moved to Australia with my husband in the 1970s, I had a business devoted to the sale of indoor plants. Welcome to my …

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Decorative Bird Cage Planters – DIY Projects

These lovely bird cage planters are a great way to showcase your succulent plant collection. Their size is perfect and the wire framework of most birdcages makes them very easy to water. I am always on the look out for new and interesting ideas for eco-friendly planters. Nurseries and plant shops have lots of them, …

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