Pallet Trough Planter

  Pallet Trough Planter If you have a small patio, then you don’t have a lot of room for big planters. This easy DIY Pallet Trough Planter can be made in an afternoon and it’s perfect for pushing up against a patio wall. ...

Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe

   Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe I have been dreaming for these beauties to start blooming and the day has finally come! It started out with one today, one tomorrow… but I needed at least 6 to bloom all the same time because I knew that once I made these delicious morsels, one would NOT be enough! These beloved heirloom flowers have been around for a long time and are even poo pooed in circles as being ‘too common’. Not for this garden geek… I got over 8 different varieties growing in my garden this year a ...

Pallet Wood Serving Tray

  Pallet Wood Serving Tray 1 Pallet, 5 Projects. This is the second project in my DIY recycled pallet wood series. The goal was to create as many garden related decor items I could from just one simple pallet. Why? Cause I’m a decorating on a dime diva and I wanted to see how far I could stretch it. Here is one of my favorite from that pile of wood and it will be yours too! ...

DIY Outdoor Chandelier

   DIY Outdoor Chandelier Ok… so I do a ton of projects in spring. But then everything happens in spring for a garden writer. We’re planting, watering, growing, creating and well… just celebrating… like the BEST season of the year. (until fall… oh…and then winter….oooh!). Yes, I guess I love them all, can you blame me??  If seasons were like people, Spring is the Princess of them all. Included in my daily garden chores and on line shenanigans… I make stuff. Recently, I was excited to partic ...

How to Harvest a Flowerfetti

    How to Harvest a Flowerfetti Everything is blooming! I’ve been so busy gathering flowers for drying and making Flowerfetti’s that I seem to be spending all my time in the garden. No complaints here, but my husband has learned that if he doesn’t get dinner started… I won’t come in. (Why didn’t I think of this before!) So, what is a Flowerfetti? It can be a mix of dried flowers used for making potpourri, floral paper, candles or other floral crafts. An edible Flowerfetti is for sprinkling on cupca ...

DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain

  DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain I’m always telling folks how to jazz up an outdoor room by adding a small water feature. The sound of the water is soothing and can act as a white noise if you happen to live by a noisy highway or in a townhouse complex with neighbors that don’t value your down time as much as you do. I did this fountain up for a DIY event for the Downtown Langley Summers Series and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking my own advice. The water is bubbling away right now as I work on my patio and it soun ...

DIY Bird Feeder

    DIY Bird Feeder Pallet Projects are fun to do. I challenged myself recently with trying to create 5 projects out of 1 pallet. What can I say… I like to stretch my recycled materials as far as I can go and make them into as many things as possible. Plus, I have a ton of wine bottles that I need to do something with…. my friends helped me with collecting those, lol. Here’s how I made this rustic DIY Recycled Bird Feeder. ...

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… ...
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