Category Archive for: ‘Month June Week 3’

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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Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

If you have been growing and harvesting rhubarb, here is a wonderful rhubarb sorbet recipe that tastes tart and sweet just like pie. Maybe even better than pie. Either way, like pie, it tastes fabulous served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Note: You need an ice cream maker for the smooth, creamy texture. Ingredients: 3 large rhubarb stalks, cut into …

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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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Birdcage Outdoor Fairy Lights

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden

Adding lighting to landscaping can showcase plants in a new way, illuminate a pathway, or just create a warm glow.  Here are a few outdoor lighting ideas to use throughout the year. For the Birds Let the birds fly free and fill a pretty birdcage with string lights. For this project I used waterproof, batter-powered LED lights. I can leave …

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Thumbelina Lavender

Plant a Mosquito-Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces

Keep mosquitoes from crashing the party by creating a gorgeous herb patio planter that will keep pests away. There are a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects dislike, mainly strong-smelling herbs and flowering plants. Creating a container garden that can be set in the entertaining space, like a patio, deck, or lawn, allows you to move the …

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