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Big Bowl of Basil

16 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you planted basil edible edges or propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Having a ton of one specific crop can be overwhelming, but basil is such a versatile herb that can be integrated into so many different recipes that you will be grateful to have a …

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Canapes with begonia garnish

Beyond the Garden: Getting Creative with Begonia Crafts

We all know begonias make beautiful flowers to enjoy in the garden, but did you know how many creative uses there are for them? You can eat them, craft with them, and even dye fabric with them! These versatile flowers can be used in all sorts of surprising, unique ways. Read on for lots of fun begonia crafts that will …

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Colorful Foliage Decorative Pallet Planter

Pallet Planter Ideas that Stylishly Bring Upcycling to Your Garden

Pallets have been a popular material for DIY planter projects for almost ten years now, and for good reason. Upcycling wood that is slated for the landfill into a useful growing space is just one of the many benefits of this project. With just a few modifications, a pallet can be transformed into a functional, inexpensive, and decorative vertical planter. …

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DIY Garden Apron Sewing Pattern 1

DIY Summer Blooms Garden Apron

It is helpful to be able to be equipped with several items at once when you are gardening, as you may want to use pruners, seed packets, hand tools, and other supplies in quick succession. This cheery and functional garden apron keeps your tools and other small gardening necessities at your fingertips and adds a bright pop of color to …

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Magical Miniature Gardens (Japanese Garden)

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: DIY Accessories for Miniature Gardens and Fairy Gardens

If you have jumped on board the miniature gardening and fairy garden bandwagon, then you know that there are a ton of accessories for miniature gardens and fairy gardens that you can add to your magical living world. Using natural materials such as twigs and stones you can create patios, pathways, and fences. You can customize miniature furniture with paint or …

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Indoors or out, a pallet planter is a vertical organizer for all kinds of greenery.

Building with Secondhand Stuff: Make a Wood Pallet Planter

It seems like there are a million creative ideas for making things out of pallets these days, so naturally I sought out one specifically for the garden. This planter has a rustic look that is enhanced by greenery cascading down it, and it creates a ton of room for planting—perfect for those without much outdoor space. This project comes from …

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Butterfly On Orange In DIY Butterfly Feeder

How to Make a Butterfly Feeder

Butterflies are magical creatures that grace us with their beauty. Their bright colors are a welcome addition to any garden. As with bees, they are essential pollinators. How do you attract them your yard? There are many plants that they love, but an easy way to attract butterflies to your garden is to make a butterfly feeder. Supplies Plate Mason …

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Easter Island Moai BBQ Miniature Garden

Garden Tour: A Full-Size Yard Filled with Magical Miniature Gardens

The most fascinating garden ideas come from touring unique gardens, and there is none more unique than the Seattle garden of best-selling author and Miniature Garden Guru, Janit Calvo. Janit lives in a full-size house surrounded by whimsical miniature gardens both in-ground and in pots. I was fortunate to be invited on a personal tour of Janit’s gardens, studio, and …

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Smart Watering Plant Sitters

Smart Watering Plant Sitters: How to Not Kill Your Garden While on Vacation

Have you ever come home from a holiday to find that your plants are suffering from extreme thirst? Or even worse, have you come home to find the plants dead? It’s not always easy to get a plant sitter and it’s also not reasonable to stay home all the time. Heck, we all need to get away for the weekend …

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Fairy Garden Solar Light made from hanging bsaket

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together, and it has become one of my most-loved decorative objects in the garden. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in …

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Cool Season Edibles

Edible Edges: Landscaping That’s Good Enough to Eat!

Edible edges are a smart solution in the landscape if you have limited space or want to make your vegetable garden part of the ornamental garden. Pop in edible plants that look decorative and provide harvestable crops along the edges of the garden for an easy and attractive foodscape. Experienced landscape designer, plant propagator, and author of the wonderful book …

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Grow the best tomatoes in town with these tips

Grow the Best Tomatoes in Town with Advice from a Pro

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a sun-warmed, juicy tomato straight from your own garden. Garden tomatoes are unlike anything that you can buy in the grocery store, and that’s why they are so popular as a home garden crop. Growing tomatoes, however, can be finicky. They are often the first plant that new gardeners try and, unfortunately, …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

  5. Good Guys Gardening
    Good Guys GardeningJuly 1,17

    Can you please turn off the adding link in the comment section? All are spamming your website by adding backlink.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 1,17

      Hey! Thanks for the tip. Google doesn’t track comment links so it’s not going to give them any benefit. I use it to see blogs and websites and keep the conversation going. Thanks for the idea though!

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