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Make Your Own Faux Stained-Glass Windows - These faux stained glass windows are made with the same method I used for my little sparkling windows: the decorative glass, marbles, and beads are attached to glass panes (in a picture or window frame) using silicone sealant.

Gladiolus

Lamium is an amazing ground cover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons - pink or purple flowers

Rubber door mats also work as pretty molds for concrete stepping stones. | 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

lobelia - one of my favorite shade flowers:)

corner garden

I think one day I might like to have chickens!! DIY Chicken Coop

Succulant Garden - if we ever live in a desert, I'm filling my yard with things like these. Adds green.

Coreopsis, cherry lemonade - golden foliage with cherry red flowers all summer. good for container or border garden

love this deck railing

Wood stores/shed....basic principles for construction of store and storage ? « Singletrack Forum

Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration - cool outside seating area

The world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. Every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt. You will have a great garden all season.

garden retreat made from old doors, how neat...

How to root hydrangea cuttings.

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea - don't normally like pink hydrangeas, but these are so pretty

fire pit

Horizontal fencing with varied width boards

So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

  • J Sorensen

    Something not on that list. Some hens are just a noisy as a rooster. I have 3 in my flock that let the WHOLE neighborhood know when they have laid an egg.

  • Beqque

    Chickens love to see what's on the other side of the fence. So unless you have really tight fences...

  • Joanna Cosgrove

    Shelbie Bill Some great tips here for Dave!

  • Bunce Buildings

    Always good to know what you're getting into. Great tips!

Hardware mesh is placed in a trench around the perimeter at an angle to keep burrowers out, and then plastic coated galvanized wire fencing (4 feet high) is nailed on the outside of the fence, including on the gate. The hardware mesh overlaps the wire fencing about 12 inches.

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A family of Woodpeckers

perfect red rose

Great idea to identify my plants. Take the pics then add the names. No lost tags!!