Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

This Evergreen Wreath Is Made Completely From Trees And Shrubs In The Garden

Gardening For Your Front Door: Making Fresh Wreaths

Every year we like to hang a different wreath on our front door during the holidays. We’ve amassed a collection of wreaths to match the holiday season trends of sparkly red berries, Christmas ornaments, peacock feathers, and square-shaped boxwood but my favorites are most certainly natural, fresh wreaths. A fresh wreath makes for an individual work of art that smells …

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How To Get Your Air Plant To Bloom

Air Plants in Seashells

Air plants look striking all on their own without the need for soil or a container. Planted in a seashell, however, and they have personality!  By planted, I simply mean placing, because that’s all that is required beyond finding an air plant you like and a shell to make its home. Place a seashell and air plant into a terrarium, …

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Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Kid-friendly Halloween decorating goes out to the garden! This groovy planter has all the silly features that make kids smile: crazy hair, buggy eyes, and a crooked grin. Making a pumpkin planter with a face is as simple as carving the pumpkin, filling with soil and planting it. See how to make Jack-o-Planterns here. Worried they will turn mushy and moldy …

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Halloween Mini Garden

Halloween Miniature Garden

What better time than Halloween is there to be creative in the garden? I decided to take a stab at my very first miniature garden design to celebrate the spookiest eve with skeletons, tombstones, and (of course) a miniature pumpkin patch! I’ve been wanting to take a stab at mini gardening ever since I read Janit Calvo’s amazing book, Gardening in …

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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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