15 Creative Garden Fence Spruce-Ups

We don't always think of our outdoor spaces like rooms, but we should! There should be design elements in every garden that make us smile, and that shouldn't be limited to just plants. Garden fences are like our virtual "walls" in a garden, and if you think of them that way, you know they need some sprucing! As you would hang photos and art on your interior walls, don't be afraid to try these 15 … [Read more...]

Spring Garden Prep Checklist

I never like to use the word "chores" (ick!) when it comes to gardening, but let's face it...there are a few things we need to do each season to keep our garden healthy and productive. Frankly, the fall prep can be a little tough for me...after all, it can be hard to see how it will affect your garden months down the road. (Even when you know better 'cause you read all my good advice. :) But … [Read more...]

Creative Outdoor Herb Gardens

Herb gardens are my favorite type of garden. There is something really satisfying about plants that do it all -  they are pretty, fragrant, tasty and even medicinal! They can be grown in a formal style, or rock an old boot! They are practical plants full of nostalgia and charm, and can grace the finest table while tantalizing virtually all the senses. And they have a quality about them they makes … [Read more...]

Plant Your Furniture!

Plant your furniture...literally! We have run across these really neat ways to integrate plantings into your garden rooms, by planting your furniture itself! Really unique containers, and I love the idea of having plants as part of the outdoor room, not just next to it. Some of these have some easy DIY instructions, and others are just inspirational to get your creative ideas flowing... but they … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Swings

The garden season is upon us, and what better way to spend time in a garden than in a DIY garden swing? Make it yourself and save money, but better still, customize it to your style and needs. Many of these projects repurpose supplies, and most are easy even for a beginner DIY'er with these instructions and tutorials. So get out your basic tools and let's get to it! Our featured project, above, … [Read more...]

Outdoor Room Ideas

The garden is an extension of your home, so there is no reason you can't give just as much attention to your outdoor rooms as you do your indoor ones! Just remember to look at your outdoor room in the same way...floor, walls, ceiling, furniture and accessories. Your accessories might just be flowers and plants is all! Along the way, use these DIY outdoor room ideas and tutorials to style a fresh … [Read more...]

Pretty In Pink!

Most of us grow gardens because we love the feeling they give us. Whether that feeling is calm or energetic, color is one of the main ways we can affect and change the feeling of a garden. Rather than going for the same old green garden with splashes of yellow or red, how about go a little bolder, but soft at the same time... Make your garden Pretty in Pink! Whether it's with pink flowers, or pink … [Read more...]

Painted Planter Pots

One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to inject a bit of personality into any garden is to pump up the garden decor. Painting pots is easy, fast and really makes an impact of your outdoor spaces.  Here are three tips for painting pots, and a bunch of great projects with instructions, and inspiration! Painting Pots Tips Choose the same style for all your painted pots within the same garden. … [Read more...]

DIY Indoor Herb Gardens

I love herbs, and growing them indoors is easy. Herbs add a texture, feel and scent to a room or a garden that is unlike any other plant. And, there is nothing like cooking with fresh herbs! But if you are like me, you like to do most things just a little bit different, so we found these DIY indoor herb garden projects and ideas that are just a cut above the usual terra cotta pots. (Not that there … [Read more...]

Repurposed Door Projects

I love a charming garden project. Something creative and a bit unexpected, that has all the attributes of good art with all the care and concern of an aged and weathered object. So comes our next garden project ideas for our readers... repurposed door projects for the garden. All these projects can be done with old or new doors, but I do suggest visiting your local architectural salvage company, … [Read more...]

How to Force Spring Bulbs

When the dark days of winter have set in, many of us long for spring to come early! Not only can you find ways to bring it on a little early, you can pot up spring to be ready to show it off in your home, on your porch or in the garden! The trick is to learn how to force spring bulbs to bloom in pots. Best bets for forcing include tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. There are two steps to forcing … [Read more...]

DIY Up-Cycled Garden Gates

The garden gate is the quintessential "first impression" of any garden, and making it special sets the tone for your outdoor space. Why not use up-cycled materials to create a garden gate with charm, cleverness, creativity...and is a good thing for nature. (Recycling!) We scoured Pinterest and the web for bloggers that have some great ideas for up-cycled garden gates, and anyone who is handy … [Read more...]

Fall Container Wow in 3 Easy Steps

Fall is one of the best times to up your curb appeal and create a welcoming yard and garden for all your family and friends. Updating your planters and containers for fall is easy, can be done in an afternoon, and can last well into the holiday season. Fall creates a whole new gardening personality... one that is more laid back and sleepy, but also electrified with color and texture. It's almost … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Art Ideas

Garden art is a great way to add focus and interest in the garden either in colder months when less is in bloom, or to bring a different dimension to a garden full of life. Either way, art belongs in the garden. After all, nature is our best art inspiration. Since your garden is already such a wonderful expression of self, use the opportunity to create DIY yard art for your garden, using these … [Read more...]

More Easy Garden Projects with Stones

I love stone! Just do. So many of you loved our post “Got Stones?” that we are doing a follow up with more great ideas for easy projects with stones and rocks. All of these are beginner projects, are simple, inexpensive, and creative...and best of all, you may have the stones right in your back yard! Stick and Stones Use bundles of branches or sticks to create a garden post, then top with … [Read more...]