Category Archive for: ‘Weekend Projects’

DIY Hypertufa Planter Instructions

Quirky Concrete and Hypertufa Planters

John Gillespie & Christina Symons, the authors of Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome, join us today to share some decorative projects to inexpensively make your very own concrete containers and hypertufa planters. I have done my fair share of concrete projects, and yet it amazes me how many unique shapes can be created. I love how these quirky containers …

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Enamel Dig For Victory Mug And Natural Branch Coasters Project Via Garden Therapy Coasters Recycle1

Natural Branch Coasters

Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. When you are out pruning and cutting back the garden, take a look at what you are about to throw in the wood chipper or firewood pile. Wood slices can be turned into …

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How To Grow Salad Indoors

Year-Round Salad Gardening: How to Build an Indoor Garden Shelf

Some of us can garden all year outdoors, yet others who have cold winter weather may want to look for ways to bring the garden inside. While there are plenty of creative ideas for indoor edible gardening, I love the idea of creating a garden plot inside such as an indoor garden shelf filled with a variety of edible sprouts, …

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How To Make A Bean Tent Scarlett Runner

How to Make a Whimsical Bean Tent

A living bean tent in the garden is a magical place to teach children about gardening, growing food, and harvesting. A bean tent creates shady solace from the sun while filling little bellies with nutrition. Whether the space is used for learning, play, or retreat, learn how to make a bean tent as a wonderful addition to a play garden space. My two-year-old …

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Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Stepping Stones for the Garden

These hopscotch stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create a space that is engaging for children while being aesthetically pleasing for grown-ups. I will be …

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Reindeer Moss Living Canvases From ByNature Studio Tour

Inspired ByNature – Moss Art

I was lucky enough to have a private tour last week of the ByNature studio in East Vancouver. Walking into the studio, I was instantly transported into a tropical rainforest with a warm, humid climate and wall-to-wall tropical plants in a variety of unique planters and frames. ByNature has the exclusive rights to a number of innovative European designs like …

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