Put some magic in your garden with this great décor idea – a wishing well planter made from recycled tires!

It’s the perfect addition to your garden and it’s so easy to make. Follow the step-by-step instruction here and you will have your own wishing well planter in just a few hours.

First, you will have to cut two square holes on each of the three tires. These holes are where you would insert the roof supports, so their dimensions would depend on the size of your timber. Stack the tires on top of each other, securing them with landscaping adhesive. Make sure that the holes you cut are aligned!
The tangerine is undoubtedly one of the tastiest citric fruits and that’s why many people like it so much. It possesses an exquisite flavor and an amazing aroma that makes it irresistible.

This citric autumnal fruit can offer you many health benefits. It strengthens the immune system, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, it helps you to have a proper lung functioning etc.

Fortunately, now you can cultivate your own tangerines at home, whether in the garden or in flowerpots! In this article, we are going to show you how you can cultivate this wonderful citric fruit and you will realize that it is very easy and economic.
Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don’t even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they’re done, just tip the container over!
Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick:
If you have a tiny backyard, poor soil or just want to make your husband nuts by tossing wood pallets all over the backyard, I highly suggest hunting down a few recycled wood pallets, {chemical free of course}. My wood pallet garden is still in early stages.  My plan is to weed the surrounding area, haul in a few wheelbarrows of dirt, and then plant a few perennial flowers around the tree trunks.  I wanted to show you the “before” picture now in case you wanted to implement this garden idea in your very own backyard.
The HOMEGROWN Village will feature food makers and food growers, as well as experts in modern homesteading topics like greywater catchment, vermicomposting, kombucha and eco-building methods. We’ll be highlighting some of the Makers here over the next few weeks.

We told you about Window Farms a couple of years back, and now their community of experimenters and urban farmers has documented quite an impressive collection of projects.
When crossing your muddy yard to fetch the daily paper turns into an obstacle course of slips and slides, perhaps it's time to think about an alternative path - literally. Instead of sinking up to your ankles in the name of the morning stock report, take a weekend to lay a brick walkway. The formal pavers will not only provide a clean and sturdy lane for visitors approaching your front door but they'll also add style to your landscape and value to your home.
With a few steps you can transform boring pots into a sweet vertical garden. In the following lines I will show you how to decorate your home entrance with wonderful and creative stacked planters, having a lovely true message: “Home Sweet Home”. It is very simple. All you need are a few things like pots, paint, paper, cutter and some plants and flowers. In the image above you can see the steps and how they will look.
Matthew Russo of aCreativeTraveler has created an easy DIY project to make an inexpensive outdoor succulent planter.

Using cinder blocks, landscaping fabric, cactus soil, and succulents, he created a video tutorial that shows you how to make a fully customizable and unique planter system, perfect for your deck, patio, or a corner in your garden.

How To :

Step 1 : Working in layers, plant bulbs in a container filled with coarse potting soil, ensuring that no bulb is planted directly above another bulb. Plant the tallest flowers deepest in the pot, and move up with shorter and shorter varieties. Cover each neck with 1 inch of soil. Water.
Step 2 : Place the container in a cool area -- approximately 50 to 60 degrees -- for one to two weeks, until fully rooted. Reduce temperature to 35 to 45 degrees for 12 to 16 weeks.
Step 3 : Check pots biweekly, and water lightly if the soil appears dry.
Step 1 : Fill 4-inch pots to just below the rim with a light, porous seed-starting or potting mix. Moisten the mix, and let it drain.
Step 2 : Scatter seeds thinly over the surface. and cover the seeds with the proper amount of mix.
Step 3 : When the seeds germinate, move the pots into an area with bright light and temperatures between 60°F/16°C and 75°F/24°C.
Step 4 : When the seedlings develop their second set of true leaves, it’s time to transplant them to individual pots, such as 3- or 4-inch plastic pots. Fill the new containers with potting mix, moisten the mix, and let it drain
You know something is easy to make when the directions say “just add water.” Making a raised garden bed from a kit is almost that easy, since you only add dirt, plants, and then water. Raised garden bed kits come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose a bed that will fit into your available space and hold as many plants as you want to grow.
Both concrete and brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material too. They're ideal when you want a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers and other plants to spill over without intruding onto the grass. You're less likely to chop them up with the lawn mower.
Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.
This Do It Yourself Babys Breath Arrangement can be easily personalized and you can start today. So simple and tasteful.
Gypsophila, commonly known as Babys breath, is not only adorable but affordable. Its botanical name means “lover of chalk”, which is accurate in describing the type of soil in which this plant grows.
1 : Spotted: Gorgeous air plants at The Gardener in Berkeley, hung simply by their roots. I love the simplicity.
2 : That said, there are some really lovely vessels for displaying these unique, low-maintenance Bromeliads these days.
3 : We just ordered some ceramic planters from Farrah Sit (first seen at the Renegade fair in Brooklyn) to hold ours.
4 : We also toyed with using these wall planters from West Elm.

Choosing Container and Trelliscucumber on trellis in pot

If you’re growing cucumbers vertically in containers, prefer large containers that are about at least 12 inches deep and wide. How many cucumber plants you can grow in such a container depends on the variety you are planting. A vining variety grows tall and send long roots, whereas bushier varieties are short.
Le goutte à goutte solaire est un système d’arrosage très efficace, simple et économique qui peut aider des millions d’agriculteurs dans le monde à obtenir une augmentation de leur production tout en utilisant jusqu’à 10 fois moins d’eau.
Do you want to grow your own garden at home but are space confined? Now there’s a solution for you! Here is a new concept in home gardening called Triolife Plant Pyramid that allows you to plant any type of garden in a limited space by growing vertically! Isn’t it innovative? The design is very unique and looks like a staircase garden. Actually its patented design allows the root system to take advantage of a large soil volume to ensure maximum growth for all of your plants. Another interesting fact is that when you point one corner of the Triolife Plant Pyramid north, it will ensure all sides get sun. This vertical garden is very practical for urban gardening.
Berry is the mature fruit of berry tree, also known as berry fruit, berry date.
Farmers like its ripe fruit because it is sweet and juicy. It's one of the popular fruit people eat.
Mature berry taste good, with a large, flesh, purple color and lot of sugar.
Harvest in April to June each year when the fruit is ripe, some people brew wine with berry.
Planting seedlings in a pot : amazon
There are two seedlings in each tiny compartment of my seed tray. I snipped away the smaller ones with a manicure scissors —from the four seedling I planted (in the last blog). I pull out the plug of soil and seedling (doesn’t matter how) when their roots come out the bottom of the compartment. If they are too fragile to pull out, they are not yet ready to be repotted or they are spindly unhealthy plants. I cut the plants apart with a sharp knife, and put them into a pot of compost. And no, it’s not too rich. The compost costs me nothing and, because the growing season is more erratic than ever, I need to strengthen these plants faster than in years past. The cold hangs around later; the wind, when it comes up, is intense; and the drought begins earlier each year. When I plant them into the earth they will go into a deep hole filled with compost.

REAL SIMPLE FOOD: GRILLED ONIONS

Peel and cut onion to remove the center bulb and its roots. Save center and toss onion pieces in a liberal amount of olive oil and place in a oven-proof pan. Bake in center of hot oven tossing occasionally. When the majority of the pieces are crisp on the edges–golden brown–turn out onto paper towel, dry off the majority of the oil, salt and serve hot. The photo below is of quartered onions in which the center was not removed. They hold together better but they are not always cooked consistently throughout. And then, of course, there is no recycling.
A few weeks ago the girls and I did a project that I've been enjoying every day since.  We repurposed 2 liter bottles and turned them into self-watering planters for starting our tomatoes and cucumbers indoors.  They've been sitting on the window sill near my desk and I've been watching them grow every day.  It's been the perfect antidote for the bummer weather we've been having here in Seattle.
I've tried starting seeds indoors several different ways over the years.  So far this is my favorite method because the soil is always exactly the right moisture level and it's very easy to see with the naked eye when it's time to add water to the planter.  There's no guesswork involved and the plants seem to love it.

MATERIALS



1 .If you remove the runners, at the base of the plant, you can produce MUCH more berries! When the runners are gone, the plant is able to receive more nutrients which will yield more.

2 .Choose a strawberry cultivar that is known to produce a large berry crop. Most people say that short-day varieties will give you the most strawberries.

Planting

As most blueberry bushes can grow very large, the best option for a patio or other urban garden is to plant a dwarf variety. Blueberry bushes begin producing after about three years, so you’ll have berries in a more timely manner if you buy a plant that is a couple years old as opposed to starting from seed. We recommend the dwarf ‘Tophat’ variety, or any of the interesting varieties produced by BrazelBerries, such as ‘Jellybean’ or ‘Peach Sorbet’— both perfect for containers.
Dwarf blueberries prefer an acidic soil with pH between 4.0 and 5.5. You can buy test kits from your local nursery to test your soil pH. If your soil pH is too high, you can add peat moss to bring it down; if your soil pH is too low, you can add a little bit of dolomite lime to the soil. You can also buy acidic soil from nurseries if you would prefer.
Grow blueberries in a large pot as they need the space to grow well. 12″-16″ in diameter should suffice.
To eliminate the guesswork in selecting the right size containers for your plants, we’ve put together a list of commonly grown herbs, veggies, fruit and flowers along with the minimum pot sizes required by each.

January-February

Order seeds and garden supplies. Prepare lights and tools for starting seeds. Clean and maintain garden tools.

March

Frost seed white dutch clover in yard and garden paths where weeds are under control.

Finish pruning fruit trees. Fertilize when buds start to swell.

Second week: Start indoors, Onions, brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, kohlrabi,etc.), parsley, lettuce, celery root.

Plant outdoors as soon as soil is workable and reaches 40 degrees: mustard, chard, onion sets, kohlrabi, radish, arugula, peas, fennel, parsley, parsnips, leeks, raddichio, beets, kale, rhubarb, asparagus, shallots, spinach.
I realized quickly that that beautiful shiny stuff will wash right off if you don’t protect it with something. So I used Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss to spray the individual pieces. It’s non-yellowing and good for indoor and outdoor projects. (This step isn’t necessary if you’re using CDs.) I’m not sure how well it will hold up to constant submersion, but I have a plan to deal with that later. And in case you’re tempted to spray the DVDs before cutting them, I think it’s better to wait so you can get all the edges covered too. Just spray them several times from different angles to be sure.
Firstly, you can take clippings from any type of increased, you just need to create sure that you choose lengthy, powerful, healthier arises from this year's development. Do not use clippings from old wooden as they are extremely unlikely to take!

Make the clippings between 10 inches wide to a feet in total, reducing above a bud at the top to eliminate the capture tip and below one at the platform. Keep one foliage at the top and eliminate all the reduced results in.
For me, one of the highlights at Coton Manor Garden in Northamptonshire has always been the sturdy willow and hazel supports around the roses. If I had a country estate, I'd have the same—instead of buying readymade versions that too often seem to have been built to fit into the back of a car rather than the garden. The other day
Making your own supports in situ is perfectly possible, and they will be tailored to the individual requirements of your roses or clematis or clump of asters. You don't need a team of gardeners; just an ax, a mallet, and the ability to form a circle.
Using different plant material for twisting can lead to some wonderful color combinations, though it will fade after about six weeks.
Building the raised bed frame.
Select a non-toxic material such as untreated wood, modular blocks, or recycled plastic lumber. Also, check out the Internet for raised bed kits options. Remember to reinforce the corners of the structure with brackets or wood blocks for extra structural stability. Don’t use railroad ties or pressure treated boards that contain any creosote or arsenic.
Some of the best memories of summer are those of lazy evenings spent with friends and family, enjoying a meal with good company and good food in beautiful weather. Get your backyard ready for entertaining with a few projects, and yours will be the house that everyone loves to come to! Our guest today has an awesome patio table building plan for you. And it has a secret that your guests will love: built-in ice boxes, perfect for keeping your drinks cool!
This project is amazing. Not only does this DIY project from homesthetics clean up the area by putting some old tires to good use, but it actually beautifies the landscape and creates a tranquil, relaxing spot to kick back and just enjoy life.  It’ll attract birds while you upcycle something that won’t recycle into the environment otherwise. A win-win!
Découvrez la révolution Rolling-Deck® ! Grâce à cette terrasse mobile de piscine vous passez de terrasse à piscine en un instant et vous sécurisez le bassin avec esthétisme..
Fire pits can take up a lot of coveted backyard space. That’s why I love this fire pit, grill, and table combo. What? Yup! It’s as awesome as it sounds! It’s not a 3-in-1 DIY but it is a really awesome product. I wish I could have this for summer. It would be a little ‘over-grill’ for my backyard. It’s a too big for my patio/yard space and there are one two many control freaks that would flip out about not having sole grill power. Lol. I wonder if it gets too smokey while sitting around? I hope not! I’d learn to deal if it did, it’s too cool to not love!
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Do you have problems with involving your kids in garden works? Maybe this project will fascinate them enough to help you in further gardening. Thanks to this idea they will feel like the owners of their own garden space, especially if there will be a place for their art.
Recycled Wind Bottle Torch

In any of my design work, whether for clients or for myself, I’m most proud when I can find a solution that’s highly creative and effective while keeping resources to a minimum. This is totally inexpensive (around $5-bucks). Plus it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle.
I usually use the cheaper Garden Hanging Baskets with the shaped coir liner, as these are easier to plant into than the better quality coco fiber type. This one is in a package of 10, so you can make several spheres. Any size will work, from 10 inches in diameter to 16 - keep in mind, the bigger the sphere, the heavier it will be!
Sometimes, cheaper is better.
I have a dream... that some day I can grow those amazing cascading flower baskets like the ones from Bloom Master.  My home town has been hanging those baskets for the last 5-10 years or so, and they make main street look amazing.  My Mom plants them too, and her yard looks amazing.  I bought some of the large Bloom Master pots years ago thinking the cascading flowers would look awesome hanging off the back deck.  However the sun is really harsh during the afternoon, it gets overly windy, and every year I fail.  My flower pots look ok, but not full and stunning.  So this year, I'm trying it again but in the front yard where the flowers will be more protected.  I also want to dress up a window that's a little boring.  I built a large planter box out of pallets, since it is made from pallets I won't feel bad ruining the wood.  I'll post periodic updates to show the progress of the wave petunias, hoping for amazing!
All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Recycle as many of your plastic drink containers. Make sure they are roughly the same size. Remove the labels. The larger 2 litre soft drink containers are ideal.

MATERIALS :

1 whiskey barrel (drained)
1 bag of all purpose rock
2 bags of potting soil
1 bag of mulch
Plants
Whether on the deck or inside by a window, the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree offers dual functionality: it's a resilient plant on the patio and a reliable producer of fruit in the kitchen.

Able to withstand frigid temperatures as low as 18 degrees, from Green Bay to Tampa Bay, the Cold Hardy Avocado lives up to its name. Producing an abundant yield of fruit for more than half the year, in colder climates, just bring it in during winter months and watch your tree continue to grow.
After a visit to Sorrento Italy in April of 2000, we were immediately smitten with all the wonderful lemon trees adorning the Italian coastline. All throughout Amalfi and Sorrento we saw gorgeous scenes of Sorrento lemon trees in terra cotta pots adorning house fronts, store fronts and cobblestone alley ways.

We knew right there and then we wanted something equally picturesque in our backyard. So, we planted a lemon tree in a container!

Thanks to a grant from Highmark we were able to order dwarf citrus trees. We got a dwarf orange tree, a dwarf lime tree, a dwarf lemon tree, a dwarf clementine tree and a dwarf pineapple plant. Dwarf citrus trees will produce regular size fruits but will not grow to be bigger than 8 feet tall. That means we can move them indoors over the winter so they will survive.
Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit.

Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.
The red or green lobed leaves of the oakleaf types are pillars of the looseleaf establishment. There are at least half-a-dozen varieties of each color commonly found in seed catalogs. ‘Oakleaf’ is the original old standby that yields crisp, tender, light green leaves and keeps going through moderate heat. Although it has deeply lobed leaves, ‘Salad Bowl’ is not a true oakleaf. But it is an All-America Selections winner that produces rosettes of delicate lime-green leaves and also has good heat tolerance.
Using the above guide, I watered the transplants daily with my metal watering can. This allowed me to concentrate the water to the area where the transplant was put in. I also watered the bale area around the plants, to keep the whole straw bale moist. I set up the drip system in my garden a couple weeks after the transplants were planted, and had a dripper placed at each transplant's base.
How to use the rosemary oil/any kind of infused oil?

1 : drizzled over pasta and potatoes
2 : as salad dressing
3 : drizzled on soup
4 : brushed on bread while making bruschetta/toasts/sandwich
5 : in dips for breads or spreads
6 : for marinating fish or chicken
7 : braising and grilling vegetables
8 : makes the most wonderful homemade gift
We live in a home just outside of Toronto and are fortunate enough to have a fairly decent sized yard. Over the spring, I constructed a nice little rock garden in the corner of my property. Not to toot my own horn but I think that I did a fairly good job. The only problem was that I bought the stones from a rock quarry and they were clean which gave the structure a very “new” look where I was looking for more of a Stonehenge/Easter Island look.
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