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Noted: Build a Backyard Bee Hotel

Read Build a Backyard Bee Hotel via Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Garden Decor: Niteangel Natural Insect Hotel Bee Bug House/Hotel Noted: DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed from Inhabitat Noted: Only an iPhone […]

Garden Decor: Twig Trellises at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

Twig Trellises at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California During our visit to nearby Descanso Gardens on President’s Day, I came across these wonderful twig trellises in their kitchen and learning garden. This area was filled with fruit trees, vegetables, berries and more. The entrances were framed with these tall trellises built from gathered, down, […]

Large Scale Container Garden with Galvanized Tanks in the Neighborhood

I came across the large scale container garden just a few streets away on my daily walk. I don’t usually walk this particular street , but I am surprised I hadn’t happened upon it before. As you can see, it is elegantly laid out, using long, galvanized steel watering tanks as beds, as well as a few […]

Garden Decor: Gabion Walls

Gabion Walls Gabion walls are an interesting style that can be adapted in many different ways. They are basically wire baskets filled with whatever stone you wish. They can be basic and functional or quite decorative, as well as large, small and everything in-between. Discovered via Pinterest User Linda Hedderig   More information on gabion walls […]

Garden Decor: Cast Concrete Planters

Garden Decor: Cast Concrete Planters Looking for a more modern ascetic for your garden? Check out this wide variety of cast concrete planters and even make your own.   Make your own cast concrete planter Links: How to Make a Concrete Planter from This Old House Cast Concrete Planters from Amazon.com Want immediate gratification? You […]

Garden Decor: Making a mini wildlife stack from The Guardian

Garden Decor: Making a mini wildlife stack from The Guardian Attracting beneficial insects to your garden is always a great idea and The Guardian has an article on how to build your own mini wildlife stack for your garden. Making a mini wildlife stackGarden designer and blogger Dawn Isaac’s step-by-step guide to creating your own […]

Garden Decor: Chalkboard Pots for the Garden

Garden Decor: Chalkboard Pots for the Garden I know, chalkboard painted items are a bit cliche these days, but they can be very practical, too. Here are a collection of chalkboard pained flower pots for your garden that shows everyone what you are growing.   …or make your own chalkboard containers…   Previously in Garden Decor: Bring the […]

My Wine bottle garden bed edging project continues [DIY]

After a long pause, I have finally gotten re-started on the wine bottle edging of some of our garden beds — this time in the front garden. It is amazing how many bottles it takes to do a project like this, so friends have been kind enough to share their empties with us. The two […]

Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins) [Video]

Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins) In this episode: Intro Showing all the plants I have made through cuttings, seeds and gifts from friends. Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Help support us by using our Amazon affiliate code and bookstore – Start here Buy my garden […]

Garden Decor: Plant Nanny 6051 4 Count Wine Bottle Stake Set [Decor]

Plant Nanny 6051 4 Count Wine Bottle Stake Set This takes my practice of using recycled wine bottles to water my containers to another level — and nicer looking too. I would imagine the water flow would be even slower over time, too. Some of my videos on using wine bottles in the garden   […]