Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

hanging basket

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...
rock garden

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...
Spiraea Japonica Goldflame

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...
dandelion

Dandelions: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly

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

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...

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...

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...
rock garden

Fun Rock Garden Ideas

There are many reasons to create a rock garden in your yard. Not only are they in season all year round, but they are completely low maintenance. They also add interest and fun to...
dried lavender

The Best Flowers For Drying

Drying flowers is a perfect way to continue enjoying your favorite blooms indoors or used in decorative arrangements as gifts or as attractive accents for your home. Although many flowers do dry well, keep...
terracotta pot

Preventing Mildew From Growing on Terracotta Pots

Plain and simple, when mildew grows on terracotta pots, it is unsightly. This growth has a way of detracting from the overall appearance of the pot, leaving onlookers disgusted. That is not the only...
bonsai tree

Five Steps to Pruning a Bonsai Tree

While the Bonsai tree makes a great addition to any backyard, it does require some pruning. Whether you do this from an aesthetic standpoint or just to make sure that the plant doesn't overgrow,...

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