Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

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Netting and Garden Fabrics for Protecting Your Plants!

Photo by Chris GreenhowTired of pesky animals and birds getting into the garden and ruining the crop? There are simple, non-toxic techniques that can be used...
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The Four Benefits of Manure

Photo by Gabriel JimenezWe've always heard that manure is an essential ingredient to any healthy garden, but do you really know all of the benefits that...
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DIY: Constructing a Potting Bench in 5 Steps

Gardeners are nothing without their potting benches. These wooden structures allow them to gather up their tools and materials in one place. While you can buy this type of workstation from any garden nursery,...
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Finding Inspiration in Nature Photography

Photo by Phil HoustonIn 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....
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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....
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Making Hanging Baskets Step-by-Step

Colorful flowers creeping from a hanging baskets 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...
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Japanese Gardens in Your Own Backyard

People all over the world are quickly adopting traditional Japanese garden designs for their backyard. It’s no wonder that this is becoming the new trend, because Japanese gardens draw heavily on Buddhist, Shinto and...
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Gardening with Goldmounds: 3 Simple Tricks to Sprucing Up

The goldmound spirea is a small shrub with gold leaves that would add a splash of color and elegance to any garden. Its small size (about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide) makes...
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Dandelions: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly

Photo by Azmi SemihThere are well over 200 different species of dandelion. It's true. Most people don't even realize it, but you could have several different...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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How To Build The Perfect Trellis

Building a garden trellis for your vegetablesGardening is such a soothing activity, which is why I try to get my hands in some...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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