Displaying posts categorized under


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: Tree branch coasters

I am going to keep my eyes open for the appropriately sized branches in my garden to make some of these for myself and my friends. I think I can fit some branches through my mini band saw or I could use the new electric chainsaw I receive from Troy-Bilt (review coming soon) to create […]

Elsewhere: Share the bounty of your garden with these printable seed packs

It can be great fun to share to your garden with others, either by giving cuttings from your favorite plants or by saving seeds and passing them on to friends and family. These printable seed packs from an article in Country Living, can make this sharing even easier and nicer looking. You could probably use […]

Elsewhere: DIY: Potting Bench from Censtational Girl via Pinterest

Detailed build instructions for this potting bench over at Censational Girl… Source: centsationalgirl.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Homemade Potting soil and potting bench Elsewhere: DIY garden concrete stepping stones Elsewhere: A beautiful Autumn path found on Pinterest Project: DIY upside down tomato grower A Different DIY Garden from Troy-Bilt’s “The […]

Elsewhere: A beautiful Autumn path found on Pinterest

Source: bluepueblo.tumblr.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Another beautiful use of bottle edging in the garden. Pinterest: Lovely Dry stream bed for garden Striking Photo of Lavender Fields and Farmhouse Elsewhere: Teapot Garden Fountain/Waterfall Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden

Elsewhere: Farm Tiller stood upright and made into a fountain

I vaguely remember seeing this idea once before a long time ago. This would had been a great idea when I was back living on the farm as a child. It is a section of harrow blades (a farming implement we called a “disc”) turned up-right and fitted with a fountain pump. It certainly would […]

Elsewhere: Gorgeous Flower Mosaic

I came across this gorgeous mosaic on Pinterest last night. Unfortunately, any further info is hidden behind a login screen on a members only web site. Grrrr. Still, at least we can enjoy it and perhaps think about how we might accomplish something like this ourselves. Source: mosaicsandceramics.ning.com via Sheila on Pinterest Read more on […]

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 […]

My favorite shared garden items for May 2012

Here are my favorite shared items for May 2012. Please let me know in the comments if you find any of these particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas Garden / Grow your own sweet potatoes Garden / Quick and easy gardening idea for new space just using topsoil bags for […]

Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast

Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 002” on YouTube Watch Previous Show  – “What Douglas Dug… Show 001” on YouTube Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel […]