Does your outdoor table need an update? This quick makeover using waterproof oil cloth may be just the fix!
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This bike wheel trellis is not only an ingenious recycling project, but also a great way to grow peas. I just happened to be walking by it and knew that I had to share the project here.
How wonderful that gardening supplies have entered the hip world of West Elm Market, Willams-Sonoma and Anthropologie (via their sister garden & home shop, Terrain). The range of tools and accessories surely inspires new gardeners to set up a little green in their outdoor spaces and gives more seasoned green-thumbs some new ideas.
When the sun starts shining those seedlings will soon be reaching up to meet it. Some plants have nice strong stalks to hold them up but others need our help. Peas, beans, and other vining vegetables need some sort of trellis to support their growth towards the sky. This project shows you how to easily build a bamboo trellis with only one material. Yep, you guessed it…bamboo!
I often think that the way a gift is wrapped can be as thoughtful as the gift itself. Combine this with my absolute love of canning jars and you have endless possibilities.
Please welcome guest blogger and author, Stacy Tornio, who will be sharing some chalkboard paint projects you can do outside with kids. Stacy is the co-author of the new book, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow Up. Enter to win a copy of her book as well as some CLIF Bars on her website: Destination Nature.
Anytime we can get kids outside is a good thing, right? We think so! Whether they’re gardening, playing games or exploring the backyard, we want kids to put down the electronics and spend more time in the great outdoors. One way to do this is by encouraging kids to take arts and crafts outside! And this is where chalkboard paint can be a lot of fun.
Stevie recently had a great project on making chalkboard flower pots. To add to that, we wanted to give you a few more ideas for using chalkboard paint outside with kids. Remember that the rain could wash the chalk off, but don’t worry. You can decorate your items again and again! Here are 5 ideas!
- Make chalkboard stepping stones. You can use the bottom (saucer) of flower pots for this. Just paint, sink it into the ground and write a message. (The sinking in the ground part is important so the saucer doesn’t break if you do step on it.) [Read more...]
I’m elated to be featured today on hodge:podge for being So Canadian, Eh?! You will find many fabulous style makers who have shared their thoughts in the So Canadian, Eh? series. I’m humbled to be in their company.
I like to keep Garden Therapy all about the crafty-gardeny-foodie goodness and limit how much I say about myself. But if you were ever curious as to what makes the woman behind the garden tick, head on over and have a read.
While you are there, check out the uber cool DIY projects from Barbara, hodge:podge creator and style maker extraordinaire. You may just end up tackling a few projects inside the house after you see what she can do with fabric and furniture!
Making bath bombs can be a really fun project and save a few bucks but like many things it is an art that develops over time. I have made my fair share of them. I have soaked my troubles away and enjoyed giving them as gifts.
Please welcome guest blogger for the day and author of the new book, The Mini Farming Guide to Composting: Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard, Brett L. Markham. Brett is the author of the popular Mini Farming books, including Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Maximizing Your Mini Farm, and the handbooks The Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening and The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting.
Before writing The Mini Farming Guide to Composting, Brett asked his readers which topic he should focus on next, and composting topped their wish list. Using the same straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and the photos of his own plot that gained the following for his earlier books, he now turns his green thumbs to this important, yet overlooked aspect of growing plants. Today he shares with us instructions on how to make a compost tea brewer at home!