Category Archive for: ‘Weekend Projects’

How to create a bug hotel for overwintering beneficial insects in your home garden.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. Next spring, when …

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This inexpensive and easy weekend project shows you how to create a stylish branch coat rack with just some branches, paint, and a few tools.

Bring the Outdoors in with This DIY Natural Branch Coat Rack

Create a rustic and homey feel to your indoor space by using elements from the outdoors. Wood adds warmth and natural form to indoor decor. This branch coat rack was created with some of the uniquely-shaped branches that were discovered when doing some garden pruning, so if you recreate this project it will never look exactly the same! This branch coat …

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Two Tier Rhubarb Leaf Birdbath From The Book Garden Made

The Garden Fountain That Completely Transformed a Shady Front Yard Space

Water features transform a garden space. It could be just the sounds that draw you in from far away or something that visually attracts you before you even hear a trickle, but the common element is how the water becomes the star of the garden. I’ve often seen garden designers install a garden fountain or a pond to anchor a …

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How To Install A Disappearing Fountain Step 13

How to Install a Disappearing Fountain in Your Home Garden (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I’m most taken with gardens that have a little mystery to them (as you can see in my previous post on Creating a Secret Garden). I spent many hours healing in the zen garden in my previous home and was eager to create a comparable space in my new home. I learned how to install a disappearing fountain in my …

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Beautiful Culinary Kitchen Garden

A Culinary Kitchen Garden Perfect for Small Spaces

Herbs are a must in my garden. I use fresh herbs in cooking year round and love to keep them close to the kitchen for easy harvest. Join me as we tour the transformation of my perennial herb container garden to a culinary kitchen garden that looks as beautiful as it is tasty. In my previous home, the garden spaces …

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English Lavender

Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an …

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