Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

Grinch Tree Ball

The Magic of the Grinch Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree that graces the Garden Therapy house this year is not a huge, lush, extravagantly-adorned spectacle as it has been in the past.  Nope, this year we almost didn’t put up a tree.  I was feeling a bit grinchy and will admit that the holidays have been difficult in the past, the last few years in particular.  So this year the …

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Holiday Planter Burlap Green Ribbon Bow Medium

DIY Burlap-Wrapped Holiday Planters and Front Door Décor

  Ready for your weekend project?  It’s holiday planters this week and a quick tour of our front door, decorated for the season in non-traditional but natural tones of deep green, eucalyptus blue, and golden yellow. It just didn’t feel like a red and green year for the holiday planters and wreath.  This year’s decor was somewhat inspired by the golden …

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Modern Concrete Planters

Concrete Garden Planters & Stepping Stones

Not long ago I saw some very cool, modern concrete planters that I added to my DIY To Do List.  Not long afterwards the lovely folks over at Timber Press sent me a copy of Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More to review so when I had a crafty friend stop by for a visit …

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Oyster Mushroom Block

Shiitake Mushroom Project Phase 1

I did find some wonderful goodies at the Van Dusen Plant Sale last weekend despite the fact that I attended the sale solely to get my paws on a mushroom growing kit.  The sale was an absolute zoo even with the rainy weather which made it a bit difficult to get to the Western Biologicals Ltd. table but once there …

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Hanging Strawberry Planter In June

Weekend Project: Hanging Strawberry Planter

This project has more recent updates. For all the posts related to this project click here. For the past 2 years I have been growing tomatoes in those fugly Topsy Turvy planters.  Sure they are ugly, but I don’t have a lot of space and I love a lot of tomatoes and they actually do grow great tomatoes.  Last year …

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Trash to Treasure Birdhouse Inspiration

Gardening is wonderful therapy for me.  Some may find my garden to be a mess, with hundreds of plants all tucked in together with limited structure and order while others will stop on the sidewalk to tell me that they enjoy walking by daily to see what’s new.  That’s what I like about it: the mishmash of trees, shrubs, perennials, …

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