Category: Things that inspire me in the garden

DIY ~ Tucking the garden in for the winter at Our Fairfield Home & Garden

In our Delaware, zone 7a Fall Garden, the  colors are more muted now, a quiet transition from the wild color party of spring and summer into winter dormancy. The first leaves are changing color and we are having that wonderful “Indian Summer” warm spell before hard frosts set in. It’s time to clean up the

Building a Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

It all started with three antique windows. I had no idea why, but at $5 each, they had to come home from that yard sale with me. As my new treasures sat in the basement, my mind started percolating ideas on how to put them to use in our garden. They were too fancy for

DIY ~ Pass-Along Plant Tote

Pass-Along Plant Tote

A good friend of mine just shared some lily divisions from her garden with me and the container she used was such a great idea, I had to share it with you! You probably already have the few materials needed. This handy Pass-Along Plant Tote holds a lot and even has a built-in handle for

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Plants To Consider

Clethra "Ruby Spice"

When posting pictures of my garden, I am often asked questions about some of the more unusual plants. So I thought I would write a quick post about some Plants To Consider as additions to your own garden this coming fall and spring. The beauty of these featured plants is that they are tough, weather-hardy

Pollinator Picnic ~ attracting pollinators to your garden

Pollinator Picnic

There are quite a few ways to attract pollinators to your garden. Native plantings, providing water sources, avoiding pesticides and building nesting sites will help bring and keep pollinators for your plants.   And there are different types of insect pollinators that might surprise you. We mostly think of the Hymenoptera group of bees and

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DIY ~ Chair Planter

DIY ~ Chair Planter

After finding two chairs at the curb, I decided it was time to whip up some chair planters and keep them out of the landfill! Chair planters are one of the easiest garden accents you can make: just a chair, some paint, a jigsaw and a potted plant are all you need. Follow these easy

Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box

Horseshoe Handle

How To Make A Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box Who would take a friend’s wood scraps from their laundry room makeover? Me, that’s who! I am always looking for materials for low or no-cost projects.     I figured this wood from a house built in the 1940’s was perfect for making a rustic Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box.

Road Trip ~ Lancaster County Greenhouses

Never Enough Rosemary!

 Spring is now officially here, because my friend and I have made the first trek to our favorite Lancaster County greenhouses in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. We started out at Lone Pine Nursery, which is Amish-owned and operated, on a family farm. Not only do you find wonderful plants at bargain prices, the ladies of the family

Curb Appeal ~ Hiding An Eyesore In the Garden

A Country Garden vignette covers the utility boxes!

Although I wouldn’t like to live without the conveniences of gas, electric and cable television, I couldn’t stand the ugly meters and wires on the side of our home. It is a “No Dig Zone” there so the idea of planting a bush was out. Building a lattice structure came to mind, but I wanted

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