Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

Succulent Wreath Refresh 3

How to Refresh a Succulent Wreath

Love succulent wreaths? Me too! They can be made with a variety of plants in different colors and shapes, using either a grapevine or wire wreath form. These beauties are full of life—and growth, and sometimes death. Losing a few plants doesn’t mean the end of the whole wreath, though! Whether you live in a cold climate where the plants need …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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how to build a dry stream

A Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

There are plenty of great ways to incorporate water into the garden, whether with natural streams and brooks or (wo)man-made ponds and fountains. But what about a design that implies the idea of water, but doesn’t require any maintenance? A dry stream is a landscaping design that looks like a decorative garden feature, even though it is also a practical …

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Metal Stamped Plant Tags

Metal Stamped Plant Tags from Hardware Store Finds

It’s important to label your plants so you know what’s what in the garden, but sometimes plant labels can be distracting, flimsy, or just plain ugly. These charming metal tags are super practical and have a clean, sleek look that compliments plants but doesn’t overshadow their natural beauty. Here is everything needed to make this modern take on metal stamped …

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spring bulb planter

Small Space Garden DIY Projects Straight from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

My trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle would not have been complete without a tour of the Small Space Showcase on the Skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. The NWFGS is known for their impressive large-scale display gardens (and, of course, their speaker series which I was honored to participate in again this year), but I have to …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? 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. Learn how to turn your thirsty and high-maintenance lawn into a raised bed …

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