Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2015’

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How to Create a Beach-Themed Garden Design

I live near the ocean but also in the city. It’s amazing how quickly the beach whisks me away to a far away place when I live only a 10 minute drive from the shore. Yet, busy days, bills, and schedules become a distant memory when I’m walking on the sand collecting shells. My garden has no sand however, well, …

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Adorable Hanging Seashell Planter So Easy To Make Too

Hanging Shell Planter

What is it about a tiny planter that is so appealing? This hanging shell planter is a little gem that provides secret enjoyment in a large space, or a perfect-sized parcel in a small space. To make one:  Plant a little soil in large, pot-shaped shell and tuck in a few succulent cuttings or a small tropical. Thread wire or fishing …

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Reindeer Moss Heart Wall Art Frame

I Heart Moss Frame

This moss heart is a green art piece that can be made quickly and requires no maintenance. Plus, it makes the sweetest addition to any room in the house. Moss and lichen hold a place in my heart, given that I live in a rainforest where trees can be completely covered in moss sweaters. It reminds me of the beauty of …

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Macrame Is Here Again And This Has A Modern Twist

Modern Macramé Plant Hangers

Macramé is back! In case you didn’t get the memo about the rebirth of 70’s home crafts like terrariums, hanging plants, and macramé, consider this fair warning. I’ve been seeing plants hung in knotted rope everywhere from cool vegan eateries to upscale designer boutiques, and now that they grace the pages of Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give’s new book on …

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Designing the Vegetable Garden: How to Make a Garden Map

The first step in starting a vegetable garden, or any garden really, is to write out a plan. The plan can be anything from a few Post It notes on a seed catalog to a computerized garden map. I like to create something in between, a hand drawn map of the garden beds with the planting plan. This is a …

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Properly Clean Terra Cotta Pots

How to Clean Garden Pots

Growing a garden in containers is an increasingly popular way to adorn your outdoor space. Small-space dwellers have the option to create a garden on a patio, deck or even a fire escape. Start the season off right by properly preparing your pots for the growing season. Whether they are terracotta, resin, glazed ceramic or plastic, here are some pointers on …

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