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Fire pit w/seatwalls & pizza oven - Wheeler - Paradise Restored | Portland, OR | www.paradiseresto...

Wheeler Project

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

What to Prune When

We asked our go-to garden experts for their favorite hardy and inexpensive annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.

This thrift store side table turned into a fun and vintage Drink Station with a little paint and a bucket. Check out the simple tutorial {includes paint tips}!

i should be mopping the floor: DIY Drink Station

DIY Drink Station from a thrift store side table. Includes a tutorial on how to achieve the weathered paint finish., outdoor decor, patio decor

i should be mopping the floor: DIY Drink Station

I have been looking for a good DIY way to hang string lights on the back deck. This is by far the best looking and cheapest I have found., outdoor decor, patio decor

Bright July: {DIY}: Outdoor String Lights
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    Helen Osborn

    As a word of caution, you may want to make sure if you have any Astronomers (amateur or otherwise) that are neighbors. These lights will quickly make enemies of them unless you coordinate with them somewhat. I have an unreasonable neighbor who blasts these ALL night long which has completely eliminated my ability to do any night sky viewing whatsoever.

DIY outdoor fireplace for under $200! | Life in the Barbie Dream House Blog, outdoor decor, patio decor

Pergola over seated area (w lighting) and to grow climbing fruit, i.e. table grapes, kiwifruit, passionfruit, etc, patio seating area

The Pergola Project - That's What {Che} Said...

How to Make an Outdoor Chalkboard- What a fun outdoor activity for the kids! Full tutorial includes list of weather proof materials!

How to Make an Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY Ideas | The weather is warming up, and we are all itching to get outside! Check out these five fun ideas for making your backyard one happening place to be!

5 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Complete Instructions--from framing to rafters--for building a Playhouse

DIY Playhouse - Do Small Things with Love

DIY walkway ideas

Walk This Way :: Thistlewood's clipboard on Hometalk


Colorful Touches for Outdoor Decorating

How to plant low cost, low upkeep, forever flowering flowerbeds.

17 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden - By Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

17 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden

How to Hang Patio String Lights

How to Hang Patio String Lights

Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

Plant a garden full of mosquito repelling plants so you can actually enjoy being outdoors :)

11 plants that repel mosquitoes - Home to Home DIY

how to properly prune geraniums

How To Prune Geranium Plants

Creative ways to add storage to your backyard. Great ways to organize and store your yard tools and other outdoor items.

10 Creative Backyard Storage Ideas

How To Build The Perfect Pergola! • Great Ideas and Tutorials!

More vertical gardening info, includes links with plans and instructions for building a few types of trellises. yourself.

Vertical Gardening

children's garden in the making

Moment to Moment: A children's garden in the making

The scarlet runner beans used on this trellis covered it entirely in only two months. Not only does the vine look gorgeous when it runs wild, but it produces tasty pods and shellable beans later on.

Spring Planting Guide

On my to do list for a long time: make a garden trellis pyramid. So happy about these instructions.

Easy Garden Obelisk