All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Weekend Projects’

Delicate Purple And White Blooms Of Oxalis

Painted Jar Planters + Shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day typically reminds folks of leprechauns, green beer, Ireland, and shamrocks: the symbol seen on green-felt fedoras. But I’m a plant nerd so I think about the shamrock from a botanical point (and I try not to remember those nights drinking green beer). The symbol of Ireland is the three-leaf old white clover, Trifolium repens, which is common in North …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into a veggie garden? Don’t make the mistake of throwing away all your turf and bringing in brand new soil. This project is about converting nutrient-rich lawn into the most productive vegetable garden in town! This project covers how to build a raised bed from a gardener’s perspective. There …

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Theres No Moosetaking My Love For You DIY Seed Paper Valentine

Valentines That Grow!

Now here is a gift that sprouts up beautiful flowers or yummy veggies when planted, homemade seed paper Valentines! This DIY project requires no special equipment and recycles paper into something much more attractive—pressed handmade paper with embedded seeds. The paper can be cut out in any share you want, but for this project I’ve turned seed paper into woodland critters that …

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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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Ornaments And Ribbon Decorate A Tall Skinnt Cedar Tree From Christmas Tree From How To Make A Nine Foot Grinch Tree

How to Make a Nine-Foot Grinch Tree

There are many versions of the Dr. Seuss-inspired Grinch Christmas tree, from Whoville-esque trees adorned with candy-coloured ornaments to snow-covered, oddly-shaped trees that set the scene outdoors. Perhaps the most iconic is a tall, skinny evergreen wound up with wire with a heavy ornament dangling from the curved-over top. These represent the trees that Mr. Grinch robbed of ornaments then …

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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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