Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

living fence

DIY: 3 Steps to Building a Living Fence

  One of the most popular landscaping trends out right now is the living wall. For those unfamiliar with this term, it’s essentially when you train small trees to grow into decorative patterns. This gives...
clay pots

How to Eliminate Residue From Clay Pots

When the spring rolls around and it’s time to begin gardening again, you want to make sure that all of your essentials are in top shape. This includes pots. They typically build up residue...
landscape

Finding Inspiration in Nature Photography

In an earlier post, I looked at getting creative with gardening design. A large part of being creative is finding inspiration. An interesting place to find inspiration is in nature photography. Think about it....
mason jars

Unique Garden Planters For Your Herbs

Herbs are so important to our well-being in so many ways. The health benefits are astounding, but their unique smell and beauty should be displayed for all to enjoy. Finding creative planters to show...
green wall

Grow a Green Living Wall Garden

What is a green living wall garden? Well, it’s a vertical garden you grow along a wall -- makes sense, huh? A living wall garden can be grown a variety of ways. You can use...
4th of July decorations

Three Backyard 4th of July Decorations

Can you believe the Fourth of July is practically here already? Doesn't it feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating the holiday last year? Well, now that the Fourth of July is quickly approaching,...

Landscape Lighting – LED vs Incandescent Which One is Best?

Enjoying the view of your lovely garden during the day is pretty great, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to bask in it at night as well? Having nice lighting on your...
garden trellis

How To Build The Perfect Trellis

Building a garden trellis for your vegetables Gardening is such a soothing activity, which is why I try to get my hands in some dirt every chance I get. Being rewarded with the taste and...
drying flowers

Five Steps to Drying Flowers

Do you love the way your home is full of fresh looking flowers during these summer months? Don't you wish your house could stay like this even in the winter? Well, technically it can....
container gardening

Interesting Container Gardening Creations

Container gardening offers a ton of benefits for backyard gardening. Using containers to grow your favorite plants offers variety and ease and is the perfect way for beginning gardeners to get their hands dirty....
garden art

Garden Art: Innovative Uses For Everyday Utensils

If you’re like the majority of the population in our country, when common items in the household break, you simply throw them out and plan a shopping trip to buy new ones. Well, aside...

How to Preserve Beautiful Fall Leaves by Pressing

Fall has arrived and the leaves are putting on their annual multiple color show. It is breathtaking to see the leaves change and dazzle us all with their amazing glory. It’s not enough to...
seed bomb

Steps to Making a Seed Bomb

If you are looking for a new way to propagate seeds in your garden, it is best to create seed bombs. Seed bombs, which are also commonly referred to as seed balls, help your...
four leaf clover

Four Steps to Finding a Four Leaf Clover

If there is one thing a four leaf clover is known for, it is giving those who find it good luck and fortune. However, because they are so special, it is super hard to...
tuteur

DIY: How to Build a Garden Tuteur

Do you have vines growing all over your garden? If so, why not build your own garden tuteur, so that you can control this problem? That's right, a tuteur gives your vines a structure that it...
Kill Weeds

Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

It doesn't matter how gorgeous your garden, yard grass or landscaping is, weeds can detract from that beauty in an instant. Weeds are the bane of every dedicated gardener, and keeping them at bay...
hanging planters

The Best Flowers for Hanging Planters

Colorful flowers creeping from a hanging planter is an excellent way to add beauty, texture, and drama to a front porch, deck, gazebo and even a small apartment balcony. They can also add a...

Five Steps to Making a Straw Bale Garden

  If you're an urban gardener, there's a good chance you've worked with a straw bale garden before. This is a growing fad in our society, thanks to its way of raising plants that are removed...
rain barrel

Five Steps to Creating Your Own Rain Barrel

The last thing any gardener wants to do is waste water. After all, H2O is such a precious resource, and without it our lawns and everything we've worked so hard to harvest all year long...

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