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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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Two Tier Rhubarb Leaf Birdbath From The Book Garden Made

The Garden Fountain That Completely Transformed a Shady Front Yard Space

Water features transform a garden space. It could be just the sounds that draw you in from far away or something that visually attracts you before you even hear a trickle, but the common element is how the water becomes the star of the garden. I’ve often seen garden designers install a garden fountain or a pond to anchor a …

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Make A Worm Plunger A DIY Vermicomposter For Small Spaces 6

Worm Plunger: a Brilliant Solution for Small Garden Composting

If you have an urban garden, this small garden composting method will blow your mind! By creating an underground worm plunger, you can both compost your scraps and create soil-feeding worm castings with little to no effort. That, plus this brilliant small garden composting system keeps your compost away from backyard rodents which can really spoil the fun of composting! This project …

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Chalkboard Vertical Planter

This Vertical Herb Planter Will Spice Up Your Kitchen

I love fresh herbs in my kitchen. I also love vertical gardens hanging on the wall as art, as you can see from when I made this gorgeous Wallflower Living Frame. So it dawned on me that converting a living frame to a vertical herb planter could be the perfect ingredient in my kitchen. This version is coated with chalkboard …

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How To Make A Pedestal Bird Feeder Out Of A Terracotta Flower Pot

Put Backyard Birds on a Pedestal with this Flowerpot Bird Feeder

My family adores bird watching. We have multiple feeders around our yard so we can enjoy seeing the birds flit around the feeder and grab a snack. Sipping your morning coffee while watching the birds visit the feeders is both meditative and amusing. Even more so with this pretty pedestal flowerpot bird feeder I made. I’ve seen terracotta bird feeders on many …

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Soil Block Seedings

These Easy & Economical Soil Blocks Will Change How You Garden

Starting plants from seeds is a fantastic way to save money on gardening while opening up a wide array of crop varietal options that are unavailable to purchase as seedlings. Smart gardeners know that seed starting must be done with care to produce robust seedlings that are resistant to pests and transplant shock. You can find a number of different …

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