Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Make These Concrete Planters Using Your Recyling Bin

How to Make Concrete Planters

These DIY concrete garden planters are simple to make in just a weekend and with materials you may already have around the house. They look modern with unique shapes that come straight from the recycling bin! I made these planters many years ago, and have since made many more for gifts or to decorate my home garden. At the time …

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Strawberry From Hanging Planter

Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. Growing strawberries in hanging containers is a simple way to grow a large number of plants, and you don’t even …

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Smudge Your Campfire With Sage To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Smudge Your Fire to Keep Away Bugs!

Whether you are camping or enjoying a little backyard entertaining around a firepit, you can easily keep mosquitoes at bay by tossing in a few herb branches. Mosquitoes hate herbs like lavender, mint, lemon balm, sage, and of course, citronella. Toss a few branches of herbs fresh or dry into the fire and what smells heavenly to you, will send …

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This Easy Candle Planter Is Made With Two Pots Plus Some Annuals And A Candle

10-Minute Outdoor Candle Planter

I was strolling through my local garden center a few weeks back and saw the most brilliant use of terracotta – outdoor candle planters! I quickly gathered the materials and went straight home to make my own, and I LOVE how it turned out! Here are the steps if you want to make your own and have 10 minutes to …

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Verigated Sage And Thyme In A DIY Nail Polish Marbled Terracotta Garden Pot

Nail Polish-Marbled Painted Pots

Unless you have spent all of your free time out in the garden instead of browsing Pinterest trends then you have probably seen someone using nail polish to marble something. The craze started from nail artists adding a few colors of polish to water, then dipping fingers in there. The finger comes out a mess of polish but some quick work of the …

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Super Simple Radishes

Pickled Radishes

There just aren’t enough recipes with radishes.  They are just about the most fun veggie out there but they are completely under-appreciated.  Radishes are easy to grow, go from seed to food in a month, have gorgeous red (purple/pink/white) globes hidden under the soil, and they add just the right spicy kick to summer food. Many times we only use them in early spring as they are …

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