Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

White Owl Pumpkin Planter

Hooty the Owl Pumpkin

This owl pumpkin is an easy way to add a unique spin to your Halloween or fall decor. This year I was playing a bit more with different designs for Jack-o-Planterns and I’m happy with how this one turned out. The white pumpkin seemed to beg to become something elegant, a owl no less! The white owl pumpkin planter was inspired by …

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Plant Garlic In The Fall And Harvest It Next Summer

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, it’s the perfect time to think about how you can naturally vampire-proof your garden. Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting tramped in the night while they vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about Halloween, at …

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Tips And Ideas On Making Carved Pumkins Last

How to Make Planted Pumpkins Last!

Pumpkins make festive fall containers for autumn flowers with stunning arrangements set off by vibrant colours. Colours like green and grey and black. What? You thought I would write “orange”? Of course, pumpkins start off orange, but once you carve them into planters they will start to mold and morph into my previously mentioned colour palette. What can you do …

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Getting Kids Interested In The Garden Through Engaging Thier Sense Of Sight Smell Taste Hearing And Touch. Lots Of Ideas On Getting Them Outside

Garden Play: Using the Senses

I have worked with kids in the garden for quite a while now and if there is one thing that is universally appealing to all children outdoors, it is the desire to play. I don’t mean an organized game of tag, but instead a lighthearted, playful approach to the garden. Some children are at home up to their elbows in the …

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Crafty Garden Projects To Do With Kids Tons Of Ideas Here For All Ages

Crafty Garden Projects for Kids

Getting kids into the garden has been a long-time passion of mine. I volunteer at a wonderful program that brings city kids to a farm once every 2 weeks for the entire school year to learn about growing food from seed, and even cooking with it! The delight in their eyes, the way the run off the bus, the exhaustion …

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Grape Hyacinth And Tulip Planter

Preparing Fall Bulb Planters for Spring

To some people, tulips and other bulbs may be the last thing on your mind but if you take a little time now to plant up some large containers for next spring, I bet you will be pleased as punch that you did! Planting fall bulbs in containers is no different than planting them in the ground, other than you …

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