Good old Martha: the ultimate compost tutorial
Composting 101 - Martha Stewart Home & Garden
A bench set among flagstones provides a quiet place to get lost in a good book on a summer’s day.
Made from branches, this can be used as a lovely screen, trellis, or even a fence. i love the rustic look, and the earth-friendly origin. i have a friend who used a series of these in front of her neighbors cyclone fence along the entire back property line. it was beautiful! idea, privacy screens, rustic look, privacy fences, patio, backyard, outdoor spaces, garden, branches
Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.
Reduce Grass Every lawn grass -- even those labeled as shade-tolerant -- struggles if it doesn't get enough light. So instead of fighting a big patch of fading grass, keep only a small section of turf and make it a landscape element by surrounding it with a wide swath of shade-loving plants. Or give up the grass and select shade-loving groundcovers shadelov plant, garden ideas, lawn, shade garden, front yards, gardens, backyard shade plants, garden design ideas, reduc grass
Patio herb garden. I like the idea of the graduated containers. Builds height in a corner for my deck. Easy enough--just poke holes in the bottoms of the containers, which I can get from a local tractor or garden supply store. garden ideas, herb garden, back doors, herbsgarden, gardens, patio, herbs garden, planter, small spaces
Backdoor Herb Garden
Great fairy gardens. Especially like the one in the book.
Lupins: Lupines are symbolic of imagination. The name "lupinus" actually means "of wolves" due to the mistaken belief that ancient peoples had that lupines robbed the soil of nutrients. The fact is that lupines add nitrogen to the soil. The Romans used lupines for fertilizer and ate the high-protein seeds. plant, wild flower gardens, purple in nature, nova scotia, color, blue, purple flowers, wild flowers garden, lupin
Lupins are growing wild in the hills of California. So beautiful.
make your own hypertufa pots out of perilite, portland cement and peat moss. start saving all kinds of containers
Larkspur: For a mass planting, grow plants from seed--it's much less expensive. Sow seed in a sunny location in well amended soil with organic matter like compost. Heavy, slow-draining soils are not good for larkspurs. Cover seed with 1/8 inch of soil. For the biggest flowers, thin seedlings to avoid crowding. plant, flower garden, cottag garden, cottage gardens
tulip fields in holland
'Warm Summer' Coneflower produces flowers for bouquets from June through August. It fills a garden bed with warm color -- just sow seeds and enjoy flowers later in the season. Name: Echinacea 'Warm Summer' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide Zones: 4-9 Grow It With: Black-eyed Susan Source: burpee.com warm colors, plants, warm summer, gardens, red roses, yellow, homes, flowers, garden beds
The 'Warm Summer' Coneflower
light up plant pots - hmmm, very interesting!