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Oct 25

How to Build a Rain Barrel, Plus Care and Maintenance

I’ve seen these done a few different ways now. Since we discovered with have no spigot in the back of our house (WHAT?) we decided a rain barrel would be the perfect remedy. We could save on our water bill, reclaim and reuse rainwater AND not have to install a plumbing fixture. There are a …

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Jun 22

Planting a Lavender Hedge

Lavender is such an enjoyable plant to have in your garden. We used to have a lot of it, and I do really miss having it! It is a versatile and very beneficial plant. Here are some of the benefits of it listed by the author: Attracts bees to your garden Lovely smell Acts as …

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Jun 20

Here’s Why You Should Save Your Toilet Paper Tubes: Toilet Paper Gardening Hacks

This simple reuse of common household trash can solve the problem of how to move plants that don’t like to have their roots disturbed. I love it! Stop throwing those tubes away Toilet Paper Tubes for Your Garden

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Jun 16

22 Natural Stone Bathtub Ideas

I am really intrigued by these stone tubs. I think they”re a great fit for an outdoor bathroom, which is a really interesting concept in and of itself. There is not a ton of information on these tubs here, just some photos of them in various settings. Just a little inspiration for your next bathroom …

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Jun 12

DIY Tire Pond Turns Your Backyard Into An Oasis

I am just about to replace 2 of my truck tires, and this project has got me thinking maybe I should hang onto the old ones. I would love to make a small water feature, especially one with a waterfall. It adds so much to a backyard in my opinion! Best of luck if you …

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Jun 12

Making a Log Planter for Flowers 

    What a cool landscape design idea to turn logs into awesome garden planters! These wooden log planters look very original and enhance the overall beauty of your garden. Looks like it is a bit of work, but the end product is amazing! Totally worth it. Making a Log Planter for Flowers

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Jun 12

How to take rose cuttings and grow roses in potatoes

Well, this is cool. Simply cut healthy rose stems, push the bottom ends of your rose cuttings in large potatoes, and then bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes help the stems retain moisture as they develop roots. Get the full tutorial below: How …

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Jun 12

How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder (with Pictures)

Make a butterfly feeder and grow a beautiful butterfly garden or flower bed with this simple project! And the butterflies also serve as flower pollinators in your garden. Get the tutorial here: How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder (with Pictures)

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Jun 10

Projects Using a 55 Gallon Drum

Apparently a lot of folks have 55 gallon drums laying around… These are pretty inventive reuses, so I give them my seal of approval, but I certainly don’t have any spare drums to try any of these. What a bummer! I would especially like to make the stove. Oh well, I hope some of you …

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Jun 08

15 Things You’ve Been Cleaning Wrong Your Entire Life 

I can’t believe I never thought of the way they suggest to clean a blender before! I am definitely going to use that one. I’m not sure about cleaning paintings with a bagel, but maybe it works! Check out these other cleaning techniques that will surely make your life easier, especially if you have an …

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