Category Archive for: ‘Month July Week 3’

Garage Makeover Paint

A Gardener’s She Shed Garage Makeover

As the garden has been filling out all summer with luscious blooms and cheery bees, it started to highlight that the garage at the back of the property was pretty sad looking. Luckily, all it took was some paint to transform this space from glum to glam. Now the garage space has been reinvented as the perfect gardener’s She Shed! …

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Salvia 'Sally Fun'

Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun

With the intense August sun beating down, people aren’t the only ones feeling a little wilted! Many plants have a hard time standing up to the hottest weather of summer, which can leave your garden looking droopy and fried. There are several measures you can take to protect your plants from heat stress, but one foolproof method to beating the …

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Gardens in literature: A Midsummer Night's Dream

7 Classic Books to Get You Inspired in the Garden

Gardens have an enchanting quality that has not been overlooked by artists of all kinds. Many famous authors have featured gardens in their work and used them as a device for character and plot development. In literature, gardens represent spaces of great potential which can promote healing and learning, create romantic bonds, and even send characters into magical realms. These …

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Herb Basket

A Decadent-Looking (Yet Surprisingly Frugal) Deck Makeover + Giveaway!

Do you need a deck makeover? Decorating your outdoor space can be a fun way to change the look of a space from year to year. A deck makeover doesn’t need to cost a fortune, either. Forego replacing the expensive structure by sprucing up space with personal touches and crafty decor. With a few well-placed accouterments, you can bring your …

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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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Aromatherapy Clay Pendant

Wear Aromatherapy Pendants and Bring Garden Therapy with You

If you find the sights and scents of the garden uplifting, then this fun little project is a great way to bring a little of that garden therapy feeling with you wherever you go. Aromatherapy pendants can cheer you up, help with a headache, and boost your immunity by using the therepeutic properties of essential oils. Clay is porous, making …

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