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DIY Recycled Raised Garden Beds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Raised garden beds can be expensive, but there are alternatives. Read on for some DIY ideas for making upcycled raised garden beds.

Grow Your Own Homemade Root Beer

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Homemade root beer is a possibility with a little preparation. Click here to learn how to grow your own root beer.

Vegetable Photography Ideas – Taking Pictures Of Vegetables

By Laura Miller

Learning how to photograph vegetables is essential for creating scrumptious-looking food pix. So, just how do you photograph vegetables? Click here for some great tips.

Growing Plants In A Coconut Shell: How To Make Coconut Shell Hanging Planters

By Amy Grant

You've seen or even used coconut plant liners for hanging baskets, but how about a coconut shell? Click to try this DIY coconut hanging planter craft.

DIY Mardi Gras Decorations: Mardi Gras Themed Floral Arrangements

By Laura Miller

“Laissez les bons temps rouler.” It's time to make Mardi Gras-themed floral arrangements to decorate our tables and homes.

Floating Air Plant Frame

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Looking for a fun and easy gardening project you can do indoors? Why not try a floating air plant frame? Click to learn how.

DIY Macramé Hanging Planter: How To Make A Macramé Hanger

By Laura Miller

Need extra space for houseplants? Hanging plants is a good solution, and you can even create your own simple macramé plant holder using materials already on hand! Click here to learn how.

Homegrown Smudge Sticks: How To Grow And Dry Herbs For Smudging

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You can make a smudge stick and carry out your own rituals by growing and drying sage and other herbs. Click to learn how.

What Is A Snailarium – How To Care For Pet Garden Snails

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Keeping snails as pets is inexpensive, fun, and educational. And kids love it. Read on to learn how to build a snailarium.

How To Make A Holiday Garland: Use Natural Materials From Your Garden

By Laura Miller

Wondering how to make a homemade garland? This simple holiday decoration can be crafted right from your own backyard. Click for more.

DIY Holiday Potpourri: How To Make Christmas Potpourri From Your Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Crafting your own Christmas potpourri in a jar can be a fun seasonal DIY project. Read onto learn how to make holiday potpourri.

DIY Sloe Gin: How To Harvest Sloes And Make Sloe Gin

By Amy Grant

Sold as a traditional Christmas tipple in Great Britain, you can actually make sloe gin at home. Click to learn how.

Wintry Terrarium Ideas: How To Make A Mini Holiday Terrarium

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

A winter scene terrarium or Christmas terrarium ornaments with live plants make pleasing, long-lasting gifts, especially if a gardener is on your list. Read on for more.

Gifts From The Garden – DIY Garlic, Chili Pepper And Dried Herb Wreaths

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Instead of buying presents this holiday season, why not make an edible kitchen wreath? It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Deck The Halls: History Of Evergreens In The Home And Decorating Tips

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

The first live Christmas trees were displayed centuries ago in Northern Europe. Today the tradition is still going strong. Click to learn more.

Foraged Wreath Ideas: Add To A Plain Wreath With Plants From Your Yard

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A foraged Christmas wreath combines the tones of nature with modern decorations. Read on to learn how to make a beautiful evergreen wreath.

Homemade Bath Bombs: Using Dried Herbs And Flowers For Bath Bombs

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Herbal bath bomb recipes are easy to make and a fun task for the whole family. Read on to learn how to make diy bath bombs.

Grow Your Own Jewelry: How To Make And Care For Living Plant Jewelry

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Live plant jewelry is a thing, and it’s easier to make than you think. Give them out as gifts and keep one or two for yourself.

DIY Mini Rosemary Wreaths: Instructions And Ideas For Mini Rosemary Wreaths

By Amy Grant

A DIY rosemary Christmas wreath can be used as place cards, rosemary napkin rings or even holiday ornaments. Read on to learn how to make one.

DIY Winter Arrangements: Holiday Porch Pot

By Amy Draiss

Don’t leave those porch containers bare all winter. Add some greenery and berries for a pretty decoration that will last for months on end.

How To Make Rose Water: Three Methods To Make Rose Water

By Amy Grant

Intrigued and wondering how to make rose water at home? You can make rose water from dried petals or from fresh roses. Read on for more.

Comfrey Oil Infusion: How To Make Comfrey Oil For Herbal Remedies

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Comfrey benefits span a wide range. It is a large plant with huge leaves, useful for green composting. Read on for more.

Jams, Jellies, And Preserves: How To Make Jam From Your Fruit Harvest

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Our tips on how to make preserves will see your family breakfasts bumped up with wholesome flavor. Read on for more.

Rolling Raised Bed: Benefits Of A Raised Bed On Wheels

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Raised beds with wheels can be easily moved throughout the growing season, or into storage with the arrival of winter. Read on to learn more.

DIY Natural Wreath

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Learn how you can create this simple, natural Christmas wreath in just 15 minutes. Click to see how we did it.

Summer Solstice Craft Ideas – Crafts For The First Day Of Summer

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The summer solstice celebrates the longest day of the year and is generally the kickoff for summer. Summer solstice craft ideas are great for kids and the whole family.

Sensory Walkway Ideas – Creating Sensory Garden Paths

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

One way landscapers are utilizing the sense of touch in garden planning is through the sensory garden walkways. Learn more here.

Boxwood Wreath Ideas: Tips For Making Boxwood Wreaths

By Laura Miller

Wreaths can be crafted from a variety of evergreen plants, but have you ever considered making boxwood wreaths? Click here to learn how.

Ice Suncatcher Ideas – Making Frozen Suncatcher Ornaments

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Creating DIY frozen suncatcher ornaments is a great way to spend time outdoors with the entire family. Click this article for details.

DIY Christmas Bows: How To Make A Holiday Bow For Plant Crafts

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pre-made craft bows look lovely but where’s the fun in that? They're also costlier compared to making your own. Click here to learn how.

Paper Poinsettia Craft Ideas – How To Make Christmas Flowers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Live plants and fresh cut flowers can be expensive, and may not last long. Why not create Christmas paper flowers instead? Learn how here.

DIY Pinecone Christmas Tree: How To Make A Christmas Tree With Pinecones

By Teo Spengler

Want a different Christmas tree? A tabletop pinecone tree is a fun holiday decoration and a cool way of bringing nature indoors. Learn more here.

DIY Flower Pot Christmas Tree: Making A Terra Cotta Christmas Tree

By Teo Spengler

Got pots? Why not make a Christmas tree from flowerpots this year? Click here for tips on how to make a clay pot Christmas tree.

Mason Jar Snow Globe Ideas – Creating Snow Globe From Jars

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A mason jar snow globe craft is a great project for winter. Click this article for ideas and inspiration to get you started.

Natural Christmas Decorations: Making Holiday Décor From The Garden

By Laura Miller

Interested in making natural Christmas decorations with plants from your garden? Click on the following article for some fun ideas.

Homemade Evergreen Wreaths – How To Make An Evergreen Wreath

By Teo Spengler

Christmas is coming and that means you must have an evergreen Christmas wreath. Why not have some fun and make it yourself? Learn how here.

Handmade Wrapping Paper – Making Wrapping Paper With Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A great way to make gift giving a little more special is to make your own wrapping paper. Here are fun ideas to get you started.

DIY Holiday Candles: Crafting Homemade Christmas Candles

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

DIY candles for Christmas can spruce up holiday décor with personalized scents and fresh embellishments from the garden. Get started here.

DIY Succulent Ornaments: Making Succulent Christmas Decorations

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Why not include succulents in your Christmas decorations? Click here to find ideas for ornaments made with succulents.

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree DIY: How To Make A Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A Christmas tree made from tomato cage can enliven your indoor or outdoor holiday ornamentation. Click here for ideas.

DIY Pomander Balls – Holiday Crafting Made Easy

By Amy Grant

Are you looking for simple holiday decorating ideas? Try making DIY pomander balls. Click here to learn how to get started.

Adding Fruit In Floral Arrangements: Making Fruit And Flower Bouquets

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While flower bouquets are beautiful, why not explore more non-traditional options – such as fruit and flower arrangements. Learn more here.

DIY Fruit Wreath: Creating A Wreath With Dried Fruit

By Laura Miller

For a different twist this holiday season, consider making a dried fruit wreath. Click on the following article for tips to get started.

DIY Felt Vegetables: Handmade Felt Vegetable Ideas For Christmas

By Laura Miller

If you're contemplating a gardening theme for this year's tree, consider crafting your own felt vegetable ornaments. Click here to learn how.

Natural Christmas Decorations: Homemade Garden Christmas Crafts

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you enjoy adding Christmas crafts from the garden to your Christmas décor, click this article for some awesome ideas to try.

DIY Gardening Gifts: Handmade Presents For Gardeners

By Laura Miller

Would you like to make your own gift for a gardener but need some inspiration? Click here for some ideas to get you started.

DIY Garden Gifts: How To Make Gifts From The Garden

By Laura Miller

Handmade garden gifts are a unique, special way to show how much you care. There are many easy DIY garden gifts. Click here for ideas.

DIY Garden Gifts With Herbs: Homemade Gifts From The Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

With many of us having more time at home, it might be the perfect time for DIY garden gifts for the holidays. Click here for ideas.

Plant Swap Ideas – How To Create Your Own Plant Swap

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Hosting a plant swap may be an ideal solution to getting a collection of new plant types, while staying within a budget. Learn more here.

Homemade Gifts For Gardeners – DIY Garden Presents Anyone Can Make

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Need some inspiration for gifts this year? Try the simple DIY garden gifts listed here to brighten the day of every gardener in your life.

Holiday Garden Baskets: How To Make Christmas Hanging Baskets

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Decorations for ornamentation are high on the list. Even better, they can make great gifts for nearly anyone. Learn more here.

Air Plant Holder Ideas: Make An Air Plant Mount

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The process of designing and making one’s own air plant hanger is both exciting and rewarding. Click here for ideas to get started.

DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath – Crafting Fall Leaves In A Wreath

By Laura Miller

Are you looking for autumn leaf wreath ideas? A simple DIY autumn leaf wreath is a great way to welcome the change of seasons.

Corn Husk Wreath Ideas: How To Make A Corn Husk Wreath

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Making a corn husk wreath is an ideal way to celebrate the harvest season. Click here for corn husk wreath ideas and learn how to make one.

DIY Air Plant Wreaths: Wreath Making With Air Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Have you ever pondered a living wreath with low maintenance? Perhaps you should think of air plant wreath ideas. Learn more here.

Natural Wreath Ideas: How To Make A Pinecone Wreath With Acorns

By Amy Grant

The perfect way to bring a bit of the outdoors in is with DIY wreath making. Click here to learn how to make a pinecone and acorn wreath.

Autumn Succulent Wreath – How To Make A Succulent Wreath For Fall

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you’ve thought of making a succulent wreath with autumn colors, you’re in the right place. Click here for succulent fall wreath ideas.

Fall Themed Fairy Gardens: How To Make A Mini-Thanksgiving Garden

By Laura Miller

If you're looking for a festive way to usher in the season, why not make a fairy garden for Thanksgiving? Click here to get some fun ideas.

Thanksgiving Flower Decor: DIY Floral Thanksgiving Arrangements

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Seasonal items and Thanksgiving flower décor is one way to prepare for the upcoming holiday. Click here for some interesting flower ideas.

What Are Gratitude Flowers: Gratitude Flowers Activity Ideas

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Teaching what gratitude means to kids can be explained with a simple gratitude flowers activity. Click this article to learn how.

Autumn Centerpiece Ideas For Outdoor Table Décor

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Perhaps it’s time to change your outdoor table décor to match the season. Click here for some outdoor fall centerpiece ideas.

Corn Cob Wreath: How To Make Indian Corn Wreaths

By Mary Ellen Ellis

What could be more festive for fall and Thanksgiving than a corn cob wreath? Use it to feed wildlife or for inside décor. Learn more here.

Tree Branch Trellis – Creating A Trellis From Sticks

By Teo Spengler

Creating a trellis from sticks is a fun afternoon’s work that provides a vine with what it needs to stand up tall. Click here to get started.

Growing Succulents In A Pinecone: Pairing Pinecones With Succulents

By Teo Spengler

Ever thought about mixing pinecones with succulents to create pinecone succulent planters? Click here to learn how.

Garden Decor Hacks – Outdoor Decorating Ideas On A Budget

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Looking for quick and easy garden décor ideas? Click here for a few simple garden décor hacks that won’t break the bank.

Budget Friendly Backyards – Cheap Outdoor Decorating Ideas

By Amy Grant

Extend your outdoor time by creating a budget friendly backyard. Click here for ideas and tips to learn about outdoor decorating on a budget.

Homemade Syrups – Making Syrups For Immune Health

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Interested in giving the gift of health this season? Click here for tips and information on homemade herbal syrups to stay healthy.

DIY Tree Coasters – Crafting Coasters Made Of Wood

By Teo Spengler

What are DIY tree coasters? These are coasters made of wood that you craft yourself. Don’t know how to make tree coasters? Get started here.

Winter Succulent Decor – Making Holiday Succulent Decorations

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Your indoor decorations in winter may be seasonally based or just something to liven up your home. Click here for winter succulent ideas.

Homemade Ice Luminaries: Tips On Making Ice Lanterns

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Try making homemade ice luminaries to decorate and light up porches, decks, garden beds, and walkways. Click this article for more info.

DIY Flowerpot Wreaths: How To Make A Flowerpot Wreath

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A wreath of flowerpots can house live or fake plants and makes an attractive decoration for indoors or out. Learn the basics here.

Weaving A Basket Pot: How To Build A Basket Planter

By Laura Miller

Once you build a basket planter, you may find it a relaxing way to spend a blustery day or pass time in quarantine. Learn how here.

Pinecone Garland Ideas – How To Make A Pinecone Garland Décor

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The great outdoors is filled with free materials for holiday and seasonal décor. Click here to learn how to make a pinecone garland.

DIY Fall Garland: How To Make A String Of Fall Leaves

By Teo Spengler

One of the most magical aspects of autumn is the brilliant color display of leaves. Click here for tips on how to make a DIY fall leaf garland.

Trellis Building Ideas: Making A Creative Homemade Trellis

By Amy Grant

Whether growing vegetables, vines or climbing houseplants, some type of trellis design is needed. Click this article for DIY trellis options.

Decorating with Pinecones – Crafty Things To Do With Pinecones

By Laura Miller

Whether you're looking for fun things to do with pinecones this holiday season or elegant pinecone decorating ideas, these DIY pinecone crafts will help.

Herb Bundle Bouquet – How To Make An Herbal Bouquet

By Laura Miller

Have you ever considered herbs for bouquets? They make great bridal bouquets and gifts. Click here to learn how to make an herbal bouquet.

Herbal Vinegar Recipes – How To Infuse Vinegar With Herbs

By Amy Grant

If you enjoy making your own vinaigrettes, making DIY herbal vinegars can save you money and are easy to do. Click to learn more.

Fruit Flavored Vinegar Recipes – Learn About Flavoring Vinegar With Fruit

By Amy Grant

Flavored or infused vinegars are fabulous staples for the foodie but can be costly. Learn how to make your own fruit flavored vinegar here instead.

DIY Mushroom Art – Creating Garden Mushrooms

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Avid admirers of the fungi have started using the likeness of mushrooms in various craft projects. Click here for ideas on glass mushroom décor.

Ideas For The Garden – DIY Projects For Beginner Gardeners

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Many DIY garden ideas are perfect for newbies. Simply click here for easy DIY projects for beginner gardeners.

Candle Jar Planters: Growing Plants In Candle Holders

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You can make a planter from a candle; all it takes is a little time and costs almost nothing. Learn how to grow a plant in a candle jar here.

Twig Branch Vase Ideas – Using Twig Branches For Vase Centerpieces

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Using the outdoors, try crafting a vase made of sticks right from your garden. It will bring a rustic charm to this year’s holiday table. Learn more here.

Grapevine Wreath Ideas – How To Make Grapevine Wreaths

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You can purchase a grapevine wreath for little money, but making a grapevine wreath from your own vines is a fun and easy project. Learn how here.

Garden Themed Costumes: DIY Plant Costumes For Halloween

By Teo Spengler

With Halloween, gardeners have the chance to turn their natural creativity into fabulous plant costumes. Click this article for some ideas.

Garden Halloween Decorations: Ideas For Halloween Garden Crafts

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Homemade Halloween décor is so much more fun than store bought. Click here for some Halloween garden crafts to try this holiday season.

DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece: Crafting Pumpkin Centerpieces For Fall

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Fall is an ideal time to create homemade pumpkin centerpieces. Click here for a few easy ideas to get you started.

DIY Pumpkin Candy Dish: Make A Pumpkin Candy Dispenser For Halloween

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Halloween may look different this year so try a homemade pumpkin candy dispenser for no contact trick or treating. Learn more in this article.

Fall Leaf Decor – Using Autumn Leaves As Decoration

By Teo Spengler

Fall leaf décor works well for Halloween, but isn’t limited to holidays. Click here for creative ideas on decorating with fall foliage.

Nature Crafts For Fall – Fun, DIY Fall Garden Craft Ideas

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Fall is a great time for feeling crafty. Nature crafts inspired by the outdoors are ideal for decorating indoors and out. Find ideas here.

Fall Garden Centerpieces – DIY Fall Décor Centerpiece Ideas

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

As the summer garden winds down, it’s time to start collecting elements for a DIY fall centerpiece. Here are some ideas to get started.

Leaf Print Art Ideas: Making Prints With Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Collecting leaves and making prints is a fun and educational family activity. Find out how to make leaf prints in this article.

Putting Plants In A Coffee Table – How To Make A Terrarium Table

By Laura Miller

Have you ever considered growing plants in a coffee table? If this sounds intriguing, here's how to make a terrarium table for your indoor living space.

DIY Jellyfish Hanging Succulents – How To Make Jellyfish Succulents

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you’re interested in a jellyfish succulent, you may learn this is not actually a plant, but a type of arrangement. Click here for tips.

Growing Succulents Vertically: Making A Vertical Succulent Planter

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

You don’t need a climbing plant for growing succulents vertically. Many can easily be grown in a vertical arrangement. Find ideas here.

DIY Succulent Ball Guide – How To Make A Hanging Succulent Sphere

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Succulent plants are unique and truly beautiful, but creating a design for a hanging succulent ball makes them shine in a whole new way. Once rooted, you will have a one-of-a-kind display that will last for years. Learn how to make your own hanging succulent ball here.

Using Bottles To Feed Birds – How To Make A Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Making a plastic bottle bird feeder is an inexpensive and fun way to provide food for wildlife and entertainment for the family. Learn more here.

DIY Old Fish Tank Terrarium: How To Make Aquarium Terrariums

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Converting a fish tank into a terrarium is easy and even younger kids can make aquarium terrariums, with a little help. Learn more here.

Botanical Jewelry Ideas: DIY Jewelry Made From Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Are there favorite blooms in your garden that you hate to see fade? Those with color and form you wish you could preserve all year? Now you can, by creating jewelry from the garden. DIY jewelry made from plants can save those petals long term. Learn more here.

DIY Pallet Garden Furniture: Decorating With Furniture Made Of Pallets

By Teo Spengler

Summer is a great time to replace old garden furniture. A creative way to do this is to make garden furniture using pallets. Learn more here.

Mother’s Day Centerpiece Ideas: Plants For Mother’s Day Centerpiece Arrangements

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Using floral centerpieces is a great way to celebrate mom and make a special Mother’s Day table arrangement. Show her you care and put in the time and effort to create something special. Honor mom and celebrate spring with your creation. Learn how here.

Growing Easter Grass: Making Real Easter Basket Grass

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing Easter grass is a fun and eco-friendly project for adults and kids alike. Find out how to grow and use real Easter grass in this article.

Upcycled Easter Egg Ideas: Ways To Reuse Easter Eggs

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While reusing plastic Easter eggs is an option each year, what are other ways to reuse them, like in the garden? Learn about upcycled Easter eggs here.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes: How To Grow Your Own Easter Egg Dyes

By Mary Ellen Ellis

When it comes to Easter eggs, you can actually create dyes naturally versus buying them in the stores. Many plants growing in your yard or garden can be used to transform white eggs into natural colors. Click here for more information on natural dyes for Easter eggs.

Natural Hand Soap Ideas: Making Hand Soap At Home

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

When it comes to virus control, washing our hands with soap and water is most effective. Making hand soap at home is easy and inexpensive. Learn more here.

DIY Flower Press Tips – Pressing Flowers And Leaves

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pressing flowers and leaves is a great craft idea for any gardener, or anyone really. If you grow your own plants to press or take walks in the woods to collect samples, these beautiful specimens can be preserved and turned into art objects. Click here for more info.

Painted Garden Rocks: Learn How To Hand Paint Garden Rocks

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Decorating your outdoor spaces can go well beyond just choosing and caring for plants. Additional decorations add more element and dimensions to your garden areas. A fun, trendy idea is the use of painted garden rocks. Learn more about using painted rocks here.

DIY Eggshell Planters: What To Grow In An Eggshell

By Teo Spengler

Recycling eggshells is a good idea and many gardeners use empty eggshells as soil supplements. You can also get creative and try using them for DIY eggshell planters or vases to display succulents, herbs, or flowers. Learn more in this article.

DIY Mosaic Pebble Pathway: Tips For Making Pebble Walkways For Gardens

By Amy Grant

There are a number of pebble walkway ideas, from the simplest to the more complex, such as creating a mosaic pebble pathway. The following article contains ideas and instructions on making pebble walkways and how to create a pebble mosaic walkway.

DIY Stepping Stones: Making Personalized Garden Stepping Stones

By Laura Miller

Add a little flair to your landscaping by making personalized garden stepping stones. Just because stepping stones have a utilitarian purpose doesn't mean they can't be fun! This article has a few stepping stone ideas to get you started. Click here for more info.

DIY Plant Markers – Fun Ideas For Making Plant Labels In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Labeling plants is a practical endeavor. It helps you be sure which is which, especially between varieties that look similar. It could be a culinary disaster. Making plant labels doesn’t have to cost much, and it can be a creative, fun task. Here are some ideas for inspiration.

Growing Grass On The Table – How To Make Grass Covered Tabletops

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Looking for something different to try? What about a way to picnic in lush green grass without getting grass stains on your clothing? Try creating a table of grass. To learn more about planting grass on tables, click this article.

Scented Candle Herb Plants – Learn About Using Plants In Candles

By Laura Miller

Making homemade scented candles can be a fun and easy DIY project. You can choose safe and natural waxes for your candle. Herb plants from your own garden can provide the fragrance. Want to learn more? Click this article for additional information.

Landscaping With Old Doors – How To Use Doors In Garden Design

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you’ve recently come across a charming old door at a thrift store or you happen to have some lying around, these make cute additions to garden areas. When landscaping with old doors, the possibilities are endless. For some ideas on creative ways to use old doors, click here.

Natural Basket Materials – Using Plants For Woven Baskets

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Weaving baskets was once a necessary activity and has now become a craft or hobby. Growing and harvesting plants for woven baskets takes a little know how though. Plants for weaving must be durable, flexible, and plentiful. Click here to learn more.

DIY Tower Garden Ideas: How To Make A Tower Garden

By Laura Miller

Perhaps, you'd like to grow more produce for your family but space is limited. Maybe you're looking to add colorful floral planters to your patio but don't want to infringe on your outdoor living space. Building a tower garden is the solution. Learn more here.

DIY Seeder Ideas: Tips For Making A Seed Planter

By Laura Miller

Garden seeders can save your back from the painstaking task of planting rows of garden vegetables. They can also make sowing seed faster and more efficient than hand seeding. Buying a seeder is one option, but making a homemade garden seeder is another. Learn more here.

Growing Gardens For Artwork – Learn About Using Plants For Art

By Gardening Know How

Using plants for art is a concept that has been around since primitive times. Plant art for grownups is a more modern twist on the idea and may easily include plants you already grow. If you’re looking for some ideas to get started, this article will help.

DIY Hovering Bird Bath: How To Make A Flying Saucer Bird Bath

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A bird bath is something every garden should have, no matter how big or small. You could buy one pre-made, but a simple and inexpensive option is to craft a bird bath that floats from just two components. Click this article to learn more.

Gardening With Plastic Pipes – DIY PVC Pipe Garden Projects

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Plastic PVC pipes are cheap, easy to find, and useful for so much more than just indoor plumbing. There are many DIY projects using these plastic tubes, and they extend to the garden. Try your hand at a DIY PVC pipe garden with some tips and ideas from this article.

Garden Stone Walls – How To Build A Stone Wall For Your Garden

By Amy Grant

The beauty of using garden stone walls is how they blend into the natural landscape and add a feeling of permanence. Interested in building a stone wall? Learn how to build a stone wall and get some stone wall ideas in the following article.

How To Make A Hula Hoop Wreath: DIY Garden Hula Hoop Wreath Ideas

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Hula hoop wreaths are fun to make and they add a real “wow” factor to garden parties, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, or nearly any special day. Hula hoop wreaths are versatile and easy to customize for the event, or for the season. Learn more here.

Making Old Paint Can Pots: Can You Grow Plants In Paint Cans

By Teo Spengler

If you’ve never seen plants in paint cans, you’re in for a treat. Containers made of paint cans are artsy and fun and show off foliage and flowers beautifully. Click on the following article for information on how to get started.

DIY Rain Barrel Guide: Ideas To Make Your Own Rain Barrel

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

When it comes to homemade rain barrels, there are a number of variations, depending on your specific site and your budget. In this article, we have provided a few basic considerations for DIY rain barrels. Click here for additional information.

Concrete Planter Ideas – How To Build Concrete Flower Pots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are many creative garden ideas out in the world. One of the most family friendly and fun is making cement planters. The materials needed are easy to get and the cost is minimal, but the results are as varied as your imagination. Learn the basics in this article.

Using Old Windows For Cold Frames – How To Make Cold Frames Out Of Windows

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Many gardeners prefer to construct DIY cold frames from repurposed windows. Making cold frames from windows is relatively easy with a few basic woodworking tools. Click this article to learn the basics of how to make cold frames out of windows.

Garden Bottle Upcycling Ideas – How To Reuse Old Bottles In Gardens

By Amy Grant

With the resurgence of DIY projects, there are plenty of ideas for gardening with old bottles. Some people are using bottles in gardening in a utilitarian manner while others use bottles in the garden to add a bit of whimsy. Learn about garden bottle upcycling here.

What Is A Shower Caddy Garden – Learn About Keeping Plants In A Shower Caddy

By Teo Spengler

Plants in the bathroom are trendy, but have you heard about growing plants in the shower? If your bathroom gets sunlight, you may be able to put together an attractive ?garden? of shower caddy plants. If you?d like information on this type of display, this article can help.

DIY Rose Beads: Learn How To Make Rose Beads From The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Making rose beads is an activity in which even the smallest members of the family can join and produce heirlooms that will last for years, endowed with memories of your fragrant garden. Learn more about this fun project in this article.

Rose Oil Uses: Learn How To Make Rose Oil At Home

By Amy Grant

Making rose oil yourself cuts the costs while giving the same aroma therapeutic benefits. In the following article, we?'ll discuss infusing oil with rose, not to be confused with making essential oil, a more complex and costly process, and some rose oil infusion uses.

DIY Slow Release Watering: Making A Plastic Bottle Irrigator For Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Just as we rely on our water bottles throughout the day, plants can benefit from a slow release watering system as well. While you can purchase fancy irrigation systems, you can also make a plastic bottle irrigator. Learn how to make a soda bottle drip feeder here.

What Is A Marimo Moss Ball – Learn How To Grow Moss Balls

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a Marimo moss ball? 'Marimo' is a Japanese word that means 'ball algae,'and Marimo moss balls are exactly that - tangled balls of solid green algae. You can learn how to grow moss balls in this article. Click here for more information.

What Is Ikebana – How To Do Ikebana Floral Projects

By Liz Baessler

Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. It has its own distinct style and system that people devote years to mastering. Reading this article won't get you that far, but it will give you a passing familiarity with and appreciation for the art form.

Green Wedding Ideas: Growing Plants For Wedding Favors

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Grow your own wedding favors and your guests will take home an enchanting reminder of your special day. Wedding plant favors are useful, fun to make, and easily adapted to your wedding budget. Click here for a few green wedding ideas to light your creative spark.

What Is A Rain Chain – How Do Rain Chains Work In Gardens

By Amy Grant

They may be new to you, but rain chains are age-old adornments with purpose in Japan where they are known as kusari doi, or "chain gutter." If that didn't clear things up, click this article to find out what a rain chain is and how rain chains work in gardens.

What Is A Swale: Learn About Swales In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the best ways to save water is by creating a swale. What is a swale? These are manmade structures used by road management officials to divert water, but the practice is also useful in the home landscape. This article provides more information.

Fire Pit Garden Ideas: Types Of Backyard Fire Pits

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

Fire pits in gardens is becoming more and more popular. They extend the time we have to enjoy the outdoors. Using fire pits in gardens is a modern and more convenient version of the campfires of yesteryear. Learn more in this article.

Garden Upcycling Ideas: Learn About Upcycling In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is garden upcycling? The practice is similar to repurposing where unique ideas are realized by using cast-off items. This is an opportunity to think big and crazy while saving interesting artifacts and reducing landfill loads. Learn more here.

Pallet Gardening Ideas – How To Grow A Pallet Garden

By Teo Spengler

Gardening with wooden pallets has moved from a creative idea to a garden trend. Gardeners are using pallets for planting everything from herbs to succulents. Click on this article to learn how to grow a pallet garden.

Using Tree Stumps As Planters – Learn How To Make A Tree Stump Planter For Flowers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

You've probably at one time or another been stuck with a tree stump or two in the landscape. Why not use them to your advantage? A tree stump planter for flowers could just be the ideal solution. Learn more in this article.

What Is A Bird Blind: How To Create A Bird Viewing Blind

By Jackie Carroll

A bird blind lets you enjoy birds and other wildlife up close without scaring them away. Read this article to find tips about making a bird blind of your own do you can enjoy these creatures in your backyard.

What Is A Kokedama: Tips On Making Kokedama Moss Balls

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is a Kokedama? It is a form of Japanese garden art that is centuries old and tied into the practice of bonsai. You can practice the art of Kokedama yourself with just a few items and minimal skill. This article will help.

Garden Folly History: How To Create A Garden Folly

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a garden folly? In architectural terms, a folly is a decorative structure that serves no real purpose other than its visual effect. In the garden, a folly is created simply to amaze and delight. Click here for more info.

What Is A Bottle Tree: Learn About Bottle Tree History In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Bottle trees have a rich cultural background and provide a unique and recyclable option for homemade art. The practice hails from the Congo, but gardeners of any ilk will find bottle tree garden art a fun and fanciful way to brighten the natural landscape. Learn more here.

What Is A Garden Journal: Tips On Keeping A Garden Journal

By Jackie Carroll

Keeping a garden journal is a fun, fulfilling activity that creates a complete record of your garden. This article shares garden journal ideas to help you learn from your success and mistakes, and improve your gardening skills.

Paths For Gardens: Tips For Designing A Garden Path

By Amy Grant

Paths for gardens lead from one area of the garden towards a destination. Garden paths and walkways also give the landscape structure. This article will help with designing a garden path.

Early Winter Garden Chores: Gardening To-Do List In Winter

By Amy Grant

It's time to put the garden to bed and finish up the gardening to do list in winter. Your winter garden chores will lay the groundwork for a successful spring season, so get cracking in this article!

Earthbag Gardens: Tips For Building Earthbag Garden Beds

By Anne Baley

For higher yields and ease of use, nothing beats a raised bed garden for growing vegetables. One of the most solid and dependable materials for building a garden bed is an earthbag. Discover how in this article.

What Are Garden Globes: Tips For Using And Making A Garden Globe

By Gardening Know How

Garden globes are colorful works of art that add interest to your garden. You can create your own garden globes or gazing balls to display among your plants. Read here for more garden gazing ball info.

Hypertufa How To – How To Make Hypertufa Containers For Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

If you suffer from sticker shock when you look at hypertufa pots at the garden center, why not make your own. It's easy and incredibly inexpensive but takes quite a bit of time. This article will get you started.

Preserving Plants: Learn How To Dry Flowers And Foliage

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Creating dried flower arrangements is a fun hobby and can turn into a lucrative side job. Preserving plants to use in these arrangements is not difficult. This article explains more.

Garden Renovation: Tips For Removing Existing Plants In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Garden renovation can be a daunting task when rearranging, removing, and replanting. Sometimes renovating the garden involves simply removing existing plants and sometimes it requires more as explained here.

Houseplants In Bottles: How To Grow Plants In Water

By Amy Grant

Growing plants in water, whether houseplants or herbs, is a great activity - especially for forgetful plant waterers. Click to learn more.

Cold Frame Construction: How To Build A Cold Frame For Gardening

By Amy Grant

Cold frames for gardening are simple structures used for slightly different purposes but utilizing the same frame. Making a cold frame doesn?t need to be complicated, and this article can help.

Gravel Garden Plants – Learn How To Make A Gravel Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are all kinds of creative solutions to landscape problems. Dry areas or spaces with natural dips in the topography benefit from gravel gardens. What is a gravel garden? This article explains more.

Starting A Straw Bale Garden: How To Plant Straw Bale Garden Beds

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Growing plants in a straw bale garden is a type of container gardening, with the straw bale being a large, elevated container with good drainage. Learn more about gardening with straw bales in this article.

Plant Swap Info: How To Participate In Community Plant Swaps

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Garden enthusiasts love to get together with each other to talk about the splendor of the garden. This article includes info on plant swap info and how to participate in community plants swaps in your area.

Fountains In The Garden – Information For Creating Garden Fountains

By Jackie Carroll

There is nothing as soothing as the sound of splashing, falling, and bubbling water. Water fountains add peace and serenity to a shady nook, and building a fountain is easy. This article will help.

Hillside Terrace Gardens – How To Build A Terrace Garden In Your Yard

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

So you want a garden but your landscape is nothing more than a steep hill or slope. What is a gardener to do? Consider building a terrace garden design. This article will help.

Forsythe Pot Propagation: Tips On How To Make And Use Forsythe Pots

By Jackie Rhoades

Forsythe pot basics are pretty straightforward and learning how to make a forsythe pot is easy. The results are rewarding and it makes a great project for kids. So, what is a forsythe pot? Learn more here.

Living Wall Ideas: Tips And Plants To Make A Living Wall

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Throughout history people have grown living walls. While they?re normally seen outdoors, these unique garden designs can also be grown in the home. What's a living wall? Read this article to learn more.

Tips On Photographing Roses & Flowers

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain District

I am truly an amateur photographer; however, I have held my own in various photography contests, shows and related events. In this article, I will be sharing tips for taking pictures of roses and flowers.

Tips On How To Make Willow Water

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Did you know rooting cuttings in water can be sped up by using willow water? Willow trees possess a certain hormone that can be used to enhance root development in plants. Learn more in this article.

Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants can be propagated in a number of ways, each species with a different method or methods. Rooting plant cuttings is one of the simpler techniques, and this article will help.

Caring For Garden Tools: Tips For Cleaning Garden Tools

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Good gardening requires the appropriate tools that are well cared for and operate properly. Caring for garden tools will also extend the life of the equipment and save you money down the road. Learn more here.

Forcing Flowering Branches – How To Force Branches To Bloom Indoors

By Heather Rhoades

For many gardeners, mid to late winter can be near unbearable. But forcing early flowering branches in our homes can make the dreary snow a little more tolerable. This article will help with that.

Tips On Making Microclimates – How To Make A Microclimate

By Jackie Rhoades

As a gardener, you're familiar with hardiness zones and frost dates. Another important factor to check before you plant are microclimates. What is it and what are the causes of a microclimate? Find out here

Cleaning The Garden In Autumn – Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter

By Heather Rhoades

Fall garden clean up is essential to the long term health of your garden. Read this article to learn more about preparing a vegetable garden for winter so you will have a head start come spring.

How To Espalier: Instructions For Fruit Tree Training

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Espalier trees are the result of intense training, in which the plants are urged to grow flat against a wall, fence, or trellis. Learn more about how to espalier fruit trees in this article.

Miniature Ponds – How To Build A Small Pond In Your Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Small backyard ponds allow you to enjoy these things without taking up large amounts of space in your garden. Learn the steps for how to build a small pond in this article.

Hardscaping Ideas – Starting Hardscape Gardening In Your Yard

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Hardscaping is a term that refers to the hard elements, or nonliving features, of the landscape. Hardscapes can be formal or informal, depending on your home and surrounding landscape. Learn more here.

DIY Aeroponics: How to Make a Personal Aeroponic Growing System

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Nearly any plant can be grown with an aeroponic growing system. Aeroponics also requires little space, making it ideal for growing plants indoors. Learn more about aeroponic systems here.

How To Solarize Garden Beds To Eliminate Garden Pests In The Soil

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

A great way to eliminate garden pests in the soil, as well as weeds, is by using soil temperature gardening techniques, also known as solarization. Learn more about solarization in this article.

An Indoor Garden How To: DIY Indoor Garden Room Ideas

By Heather Rhoades

With a little knowledge, you can make your own DIY indoor garden room to wipe away any off season blues. Get more information here.

How To Make Your Own Topiary

By Heather Rhoades

Outdoor topiaries can create a striking effect in your garden. Taking the time to make your own topiary can save you money and give you a gardening focal point that you can be proud of. Learn more here.

Crafts With Gourds: How To Make Water Canteens From Dried Gourds

By Heather Rhoades

Gourds are a fun plant to grow in your garden. Not only are the vines lovely, but you can you can make crafts with them too - like water canteens. This article will show you how.

Flagstone Walks: Tips For Installing A Flagstone Path

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Entrances are usually the first part of the landscape that people see so you want them to look their best. One way to achieve this is through the use of flagstone pathways. This article has more information.

Using Salvaged Materials For Garden Construction

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Salvaged materials that are reused in garden construction differ from recycled materials. Learn more about using different salvaged materials and where to find them in this article.

Wildcrafting Info: Using Plants For Decorating

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Wildcrafting is a popular hobby with many people, especially those who enjoy gardening or nature in general. Learn more in this article.

Garden-House Style: Bringing Outdoor Furniture and Garden Accessories Inside

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Bring outdoor pieces indoors and adapt them for use in your home decor. Old-time garden furniture and plant stands can be as charming and functional in the home as they are outside. Learn more here.

Garden Treasures: Where To Hunt Down Garden Treasures And How To Use Them

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Looking for some interesting ideas for decorating your home or garden? Want to save a little money at the same time? Go treasure hunting. Get tips in this article.

Unique Garden Gifts: Gardening For Christmas Gifts

By Debbie Slack

Holiday shopping and the stress it brings takes away from the joy of appreciating the true meaning of Christmas. This article has unique gift ideas for the gardener to make all that easier. Click here for more information.

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