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Garden Decor: Antique Doorknob Flower and Herb Drying Display

I love these antique doorknobs and doorplates repurposed in this way. I think you could use it in any number of ways depending on how sturdily you mounted it to the wall.   This photo has become disassociated from its original source, though. If you have any idea where it came from, let me know. […]

15 Wine Cork Crafts via Homesteading.com

A nice collection of recycling projects for all ages. I especially liked the birdhouse idea and hope to build one of those for my own garden. Lots a great, easy, projects for kids, too. — Douglas Read Wine Cork Crafts via Homesteading.com Read more on this topic: My Wine bottle garden bed edging project continues [DIY] […]

Noted: Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas

I have previously written (and created videos) on my own use of ad-hoc olla (like wine bottles) in my garden. Here is a bit more information from Kitchen Plot) — Douglas Read Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas via kitchen plot An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Propagating […]

News: City of Los Angeles Offers Free Recycled Water for (Garden) Irrigation

This makes me wish I had a 300 gallon water tank on a trailer — or at least a few rain barrels. This isn’t terribly convenient, but if you are looking to reduce your household water consumption — maybe for a patio or balcony garden — this could certainly help. I would love to see […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: In the garden…May 13, 2015: Succulent Container for Free

In the garden…May 13, 2015: Succulent Container for Free  My wife picked up these 4 tiny succulents from the centerpieces at a recent college meeting. Never one to let anything go to waste, I grabbed an old container that happened to be unplanted, these four succulents and some decorative stone I had lying about and […]

Garden Decor: Driftwood Succulent Planter

Driftwood Succulent Planter While I love great uses of recycled materials for the garden, sometimes the old classics just shine out. This driftwood branch, converted into a succulent planter, is absolutely gorgeous. It is both simple and complex at the same time, if that is possible. I am wondering if I could try something like […]

Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door

Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door like this — complete with the windows. I have one older door in the garden that could probably be re-purposed, but it is solid and very narrow — coming from the original, pre-ADA code part of our 1943 house. Still, […]

Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding flat

Strawberries are almost ready to eat and watch as I turn a croissant container from the grocery store into a seeding tray complete with greenhouse top. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 017” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables […]