Tea Cup Tire Planter

 Tea Cup Tire Planter Making planters out of old tires is nothing new. But when I saw a photo of my Aunties Pinterest inspired Tea Cup Tire Planter… that was it. I had to have one for myself. Regular tires are a tad big for this I thought. Especially since I was going to make mine for an Outdoor DIY event I will be speaking at and I know how darn heavy those tires get filled with wet soil. So I hunted around for a destroyed flat golf cart tire at the nursery I work at on the weekends, Art’s Nursery and found a pitiful misshapen one ...

5 Most Useful Herbs in the Garden

  5 Most Useful Herbs to Grow There are SO many plants and not enough thyme… sorry… dumb garden humor. But if you had to choose just five plants to grow that followed this criteria: Easy to grow Produces flowers (both for human enjoyment and bees) Used in cooking Used in household cleaning products Used in personal beauty products Medicinal Can be grown in a container Then I have 5 MUST grow herbs that fill all the above requirements. If space and time are an issue, then read on and be prepared to get your grow on… ...

Patio Trees for Small Gardens

   Patio Trees for Small Gardens The number one question I get asked at the nursery is: What tree can I put into a container that won’t get big? Or a variant of the above… ‘can you suggest a small tree for a planter’ ‘I need a small evergreen tree for a shady patio’ ‘what tree only gets to be 7-8 feet tall’ … etc. etc.     I get it, gardens are getting smaller but we still want it to feel like our own private oasis. Unfortunately, my parents generation was the last to enjoy h ...

12 Jumbo Planter Design Ideas

  12 Jumbo Planter Design Ideas   There are a lot of situations where a large planter needs to look fabulous. Restaurants, business’s and large entryways require a prominently planted focal point, so here are some ideas for those of you that need to go big. ...

12 Night Garden Plants

  12 Night Garden Plants If you work long days or are just a night owl, then maintaining a beautiful garden that could only be enjoyed during the daylight hours won’t work for you. In this article, I will share with you 12 Night Garden Plants that bloom, give off fragrance or simply glow in the moonlight; perfect for those of you who prefer enjoying their outdoor spaces after the sun goes down. I realize that some of us don’t get to garden… or simply don’t have the time to do it. But you deserve to benefit from the ...

The Best Organic Garden Products

  The Best Organic Garden Products Gorgeous Gardens start from the ground up and using the right ingredients will ensure your success. I’ve tried a lot of products over the years and have learned what works and what gives me results. I’ve put together a list of the best organic gardening products I use by companies I trust. Here is everything you will need for a beautiful garden that it is good for you and the environment. ...

Lilac Cocktail Recipe

  Lilac Cocktail Recipe Have you ever wished you could just eat Lilac flowers because they smell so good! Okay, maybe it’s just me, but guess what… you can create a refreshing cocktail that will completely have your girlfriends begging for the recipe. ...

5 Water Wise Gardening Tips

  5 Water Wise Gardening Tips How to maintain a beautiful garden and conserve our most precious resource at the same time. How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke People, plants, animals…. we all need water and with the crisis that is happening down in California right now, I believe we are starting to wake up about this precious resource. As a gardener, I welcome rainy days throughout the summer to give my garden a nice refreshing drink. In fact, the perfect weather would be 3 hot sunny ...

5 Mothers Day Gifts for the Gardener

  5 Mothers Day Gifts for the Gardener Gardening Mom’s are a different breed. Not only do they have two green thumbs but they don’t mind getting their hands dirty or working in the rain. Instead of the usual Sunday brunch, try giving her a gift she can use while she enjoys her favorite hobby. Check out these 5 Mothers Day gifts I’m sure your garden loving momma will love! ...
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