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How I Built my Dream Greenhouse via Arrows & Twine

To say I’ve been dreaming about this greenhouse is an understatement. Ever since we purchased our first home and I got a little taste of gardening I was hooked. It’s funny how my Mom and Nana were so into gardening and as a kid I couldn’t get far enough from a greenhouse or doing yard […]

Vintage Botanical Prints – 6 in a series – Hyacinth Augustus Rex from Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1894)

Vintage Botanical Prints – 6 in a series – Hyacinth Augustus Rex from Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1894) Click for larger Image from Nederlandsch bloemwerk (1794) via the Internet Archive Buy prints and cards of this historical image Read more on this topic: Vintage Botanical Prints – 2 in a series – Turnera elegans […]

Modern DIY Trellis Designs via Centsational Style

My DIY project for the weekend is to build a planter box with trellis to support a climbing vine, and I think I’ll stain it black. Last year I built some vegetable trellises and before that a criss cross wall trellis. I still have them both and they still function and look amazing! April is the perfect time […]

A Spider Web Garden Seat via Homegrown Evolution

I spotted this 1920s gem on Archive.org in a promotional pamphlet, Beautifying the home grounds by the Southern Pine Association. This is the same source I used to come up with a new design for our entrance arbor and will blog about that when I put the finishing touches on it. Read A Spider Web Garden Seat […]

Germany: In Berlin a cemetery becomes a park and community garden via City Farmer

Cemeteries are observed in urban ecology studies for their biological qualities. The type of space, which includes the function of burial within a defined perimeter, has in fact over the years ensured the preservation of “natural islands” within the city: green areas, often informally used as parks, populated by animals, insects, trees and wild vegetation. […]

r/gardening – Hugelkultur in progress via reddit

I have been thinking of trying out something like this and these photos give me even more desire to do it. — Douglas   Read Hugelkultur in progress – first attempt. I’m sure mistakes were made, but I had fun building my HILL 🙂 I used up all of the rotten logs from the firewood […]

DIY Two-Bin Composter via Grit

All serious gardeners acknowledge the undeniable benefits of compost, and most maintain their own compost-bin system. If you want to join their ranks, you’ll need a system that can handle a large volume of material and allow easy access to finished compost. Serious gardeners tend to have lots of material from plant clippings and weeds, […]

Your First Garden: How to Start a Garden for Practically Free via Gardenista

With a small budget, can you still start a garden? When my husband and I moved into our new home, we had a pretty good idea of how much money we would have to spend to furnish it, to give it a coat of fresh paint, to remodel the kitchen. We knew those costs all […]

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org IN the very heart of old New England towns there may often be seen some dilapidated house falling into ruins, surrounded by half-dead fruit-trees […]

Announcing Our New Guide to Garden Shed Design via Gardenista

A garden shed should be a sanctuary. Your safe space. At its most modest, a shed is the little building in the backyard, preferably covered with vines, where you can slip off on your own to hang your hat on a hook, re-pot an overgrown scented geranium, and organize all your sharp-edged tools. Read Announcing […]