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terra-cotta space heater.... perfect for warming up the patio on a cool evening

Heating on the Cheap

OMG yes! Outside lighting...

Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp

Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) The jacaranda tree turns completely purple (no green foliage during blooming) in the spring. For about one month, these trees are spectacular. Origin: Brazil. I want one for my greenhouse/arboretum. Because they remind me of Seville. SO PRETTY

Great patio set up with separate seating areas and a fire pit. The pergola would be great in Vegas!

Use an Ikea curtain system as an impromptu shade during the summer. Attach one side to the house and the other side to a pole or tree, then slide the curtains across for shade.

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer -

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000 - OMG, that's it? Who wants to build it for me?

We should've had this in the Fine Arts building...

In Disastrous Situations, Sometimes Humor Helps a Bit

bali garden house with bed

15 plants that are shade tolerant and can grow in areas with more shade.

30 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes, smells amazing, and grows tall

Wall Gardening With mesh and wiring. Wall gardens are a perfect solution for minimal space like patios and tiny backyards. The living walls offers salad fixings along with creative, eye-catching conversations pieces. It is also a great idea for elderly gardeners or those with physical limitations where bending over and kneeling is virtually impossible. This system puts little to no stress on the back and knees and is simple enough for children to water and mist.

Crafts for garden: Mosaic of pebbles tutorial