Planting in containers is a quick way to add color and variety to your outdoor space, even if you don't have a green thumb. | Photo: Karen Bussolini. | thisoldhouse.com
Instead of grinding down your tree stump, turn it into a focal point by filling it with flowers. | Photo: Eric Crichton/Corbis | We show you how @ thisoldhouse.com
How to prune basil to have enormous plants!
Barrel tables for the patio. Home Depot has barrels for $30
Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor. From Fine Gardening.
Twig Plant Marker How-To 1. Gather small branches, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch around, in an easily worked but sturdy wood, such as maple. 2. With a vegetable peeler, strip a couple of inches of bark at one end, making a flat surface, and use permanent marker [or stamps + ink] to record the name. Note: If the wood is green and oozing sap, let it dry overnight before writing.
Twig Garden Markers
Welcome to my little birdhouse-bench garden. This use to be a torrid patch of weeds until I dug and dug and found the soil again. I placed the very accessible bench just so so it didn't have to be moved when mowing the lawn, yet your feet stay clean. I'll be adding more flowers and such as the season progresses.
Funky Junk Interiors: SNS #38 brings you ~ Old Drawers
Funky Junk Interiors: The backyard garden gets junkified. Maybe this in my old wheelbarrow instead of just flowers
Funky Junk Interiors: From dirt to a pallet wood walkway in the garden
Vertical gardens are hot! Love this one from Sunset Magazine.
Dress up a drab fence with a shadow box garden. | Photo: Jennifer Cheung | More ideas at thisoldhouse.com
A vintage colander is an ideal container for a patio "red salad bowl" lettuce garden. | Photo: Rob Cardillo | thisoldhouse.com
mouse tealight/succulent holder