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Bed Springs Trellis

Bed Springs Trellis

  Trash pick’in happens unexpectedly! Sometimes I find the best stuff just cruising along minding my own business. Like this wonderful crib-size bed springs piece that was sitting out there leaning against a trashcan on my shortcut to the hardware store. Couldn’t just leave it there, now could I? So I hauled it home and

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Recently, a good friend gave me his parents’ vintage metal wheelbarrow! It was just what I needed to put together a water feature that I had been dreaming about making for awhile. If you have an old wheelbarrow that is water tight, consider making a Wheelbarrow Water Feature from it. Less mess and maintenance than

Flower Fairies

Flower Fairies

  Want to have some fun with the kids or grandkids or just amuse yourself on a summer day? Make Flower Fairies to leave around gardens for folks to find! Use a dried poppy seed pod or two and some acorns and fine-tipped permanent pens. Draw little whimsical faces on each one and, then the

Lamps with a Gardener’s Touch

Flower Pot Lamp Shade

I’ve had a couple yard sale lamps on the potting bench in our garden room for sometime now. My intent was to find some wonderful shades to replace the stained and torn existing ones. But, do you know how much lamp shades cost? Especially the cute gardening themed ones, that I thought I wanted, were

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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

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.

DIY Bird Baths ~ Bring Birds To Your Garden!

DIY Birdbaths

      Nothing brings birds to your garden quite like a water source. Birdbaths are essential for birds to keep themselves groomed and hydrated, but they can be expensive to purchase! Believe it or not, you probably have the makings of a birdbath in your shed, garage or basement right now! Even if you

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