Category Archive for: ‘Weekend Projects’

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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Semper Viva Wreath How To Make A Succulent Wreath

Semper-viva Succulent Wreath

This succulent wreath is much easier to make than you think. It will take some time and finesse to put together, but as it fills in it will wow anyone who sees it. A succulent wreath like this from a florist or garden center can be hundreds of dollars, but with these tips you can make one for a fraction of …

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How to Build a Flushable Dog Run

Doggy John: How to Build a Flushable Dog Run

There is often two sides to a story. In the case of what goes on in the Garden Therapy homestead, the unsung hero is my husband, Michael, who has been working behind the scenes on almost every project and post written here. Today we are lucky enough to see “Schneider” come forward to share a tutorial on how to build a …

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WallFlower Living Frames Step 1

Where Gardens and Art Collide: WallFlower Living Frame

This WallFlower certainly does not fade into the background. On the contrary, it comes alive with three dimensions of an art composition straight from nature! With foliage that jumps out to meet you alongside bark, moss, pinecones and even mushrooms, this art proves that anyone can have a garden. Whether you have a plot of earth outdoors or not at all, …

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DIY Hypertufa Planter Instructions

Quirky Concrete and Hypertufa Planters

John Gillespie & Christina Symons, the authors of Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome, join us today to share some decorative projects to inexpensively make your very own concrete containers and hypertufa planters. I have done my fair share of concrete projects, and yet it amazes me how many unique shapes that can be created. I love how these quirky …

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Enamel Dig For Victory Mug And Natural Branch Coasters Project Via Garden Therapy Coasters Recycle1

Natural Branch Coasters

Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. When you are out pruning and cutting back the garden, take a look at what you are about to throw in the wood chipper or firewood pile. Wood slices can be turned into …

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