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Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers

Here is an excellent idea I discovered on Pinterest for creating easy privacy barriers for your home, restaurant or other business. I would also suggest you mount these galvanize containers on some sort of caster system so you can easily move them around when needed. Once planted they would be quite heavy and you might […]

Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate via Pinterest

I came across this on Pinterest today and it really struck me. There are many ways you could execute this, depending on your space and supplies. Sure to make an impact in your garden. Source: bhg.com via Amy on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate Elsewhere: Garden Tool Storage […]

Project: Wine bottle waterer

It is hard to call this a project at all, as there is nothing to build and no tools involved. I had seen this done in a number of places and there are even custom-made water globes that you can buy for large sums of money. Our heat wave continues apace today so I figured […]

Elsewhere: DIY garden concrete stepping stones

A cool and easy-to-make idea for stepping stones in  your garden. I think this method could be adapted to a whole host of ideas, too. Source: timberpress.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Project: DIY upside down tomato grower Photo: Slices of tree trunk as stepping stones in the garden Idea: Use […]

Photos: Engaging Nature Design Garden at Southern California Spring Garden Show

     Click for larger images Garden designed and created by: Sarah’s GardensSarah’s Garden 714.916.3106 Garden Pros Landscape & Construction 714.387.4753714-397-4753 or 714-387-4753 See the complete set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show. Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring […]

Couldn’t you use garden tool storage close to your work?

  Below is one idea for tool storage that is close at hand whenever you want to go to work on your garden. I have seen many other permutations of this idea and all of them are great. Source: lowes.com via Douglas on Pinterest It only makes sense to put your tools in close proximity […]

Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate

I LOVE creative reuse of materials in the garden (and anywhere, in fact) and I was blown away by this project I first saw on Pinterest.com. (BTW, you can follow me and my garden finds on PInterest, too) This gardener used an old futon frame, hung on end, as an interesting garden gate. I have […]

Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping

The wisteria that covers our back pergola has always struggled. Like some other gardeners have written, wisteria is a finicky beast that blooms only when it really wants to and only under the perfect circumstances, which can vary from plant to plant and variety to variety. Our wisteria has only bloomed twice in the past […]

DIY: PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter

Vertical growing, whether upside down (tomatoes) or right side up (the strawberries below) has been a big trend of late. The fact is though, vertical growing has long been a way to make the most of small space. Espalier is a way of pruning fruit trees to have them grow in a flat plane i.e. […]

Elsewhere: Recycled Garden Tool Organization

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Here a recycled rake head is used as a hand tool holder in the garden. Garden frugality at its best. Source: diyideas.com via Kathleen on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: DIY shade finder tool takes the tedium out of solar surveys Gardening Gift Guide #14: Fiskars […]