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Gardens and Gardening Tips

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As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence that needs beautifying, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas — all of which inspire high hopes for the season ahead.

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Upcycle your old bottles and bike wheels by making a gorgeous garden display.

9 Crafty Ways to Repurpose Bicycle Wheels

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Add some repurposed relics to your garden with this stained glass garden spinner.

9 Crafty Ways to Repurpose Bicycle Wheels

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Bet you never thought to use a repurposed bicycle wheel trellis to grow tomatoes! Eventually, the vines will stretch all the way to the top.

9 Crafty Ways to Repurpose Bicycle Wheels

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This she shed is the perfect example of creativity. Blogger, Denise Sabia, of The Painted Home used a variety of planters like a little red wagon, buckets, and a repurposed chair.

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Make your planters more interesting by arranging them in whimsical ways. Use a little red wagon or a broken chair to hold your flowers.

This Blogger's She Shed is Utterly Charming

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This charming she shed will inspire you to revamp your garage in a heartbeat.

This Blogger's She Shed is Utterly Charming

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Create this cute fall themed fairy garden for your Thanksgiving table or place it on your porch to entice some magical guests!

How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden

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Make your garden more appealing for magical visitors with this adorable DIY fairy garden.

How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden

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Daisy comes from the Old English "daes eage," meaning "day's eye." The name refers to the way they close their petals in the evening, and open again at dawn, marking the beginning of a new day. See more fun facts about these garden flowers!

10 Delightful Things You Didn't Know About Daisies

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Daisies are a part of the sunflower family, and grow in very similar habitats as their big yellow relatives.

10 Delightful Things You Didn't Know About Daisies

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The copper in pennies works as an acidifier, which helps prevent fungus or bacteria from growing. Look for pennies minted before 1982, since they contain more copper and will keep your arrangement look amazing a couple of days longer.

15 Gorgeous Flower Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

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Find a vase that fits inside another vase with half an inch of room between them. Fill the space between the two vases up most of the way with water before slipping in sliced lemons. Pop your accent flowers in the center vase, and voilà!

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

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Repot your orchid into a vase using potting soil, and then water the orchid with one ice cube a week. For larger orchids, use two ice cubes a week. The ice cube melts slowly and gives the orchid a slow drip of hydration.

15 Gorgeous Flower Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

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    Barbara West

    Good watering tip

Before putting your flowers in a vase, add several drops of vodka and a teaspoon of white sugar, which delays wilting. When your flowers eventually do start to die, add a shot of vodka into the water and the stems will stand up straight again for a day or two.

15 Gorgeous Flower Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

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No matter the season, greenhouses are a gorgeous backyard addition. Plus, you can grow your own produce.

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This little greenhouse is made from 40 upcycled CD cases that are hinged together. In addition to being quite the conversation piece, it's a great spot for getting an early start on planting seedlings.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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Similar to the hoop greenhouse, this mini version is made using PVC pipe and plastic covering. Though instead of creating an entire free-standing structure, this one can be built above the raised flower beds where your seedlings are already planted.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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When this couple built their own greenhouse out of recycled materials, they set out to mimic the architectural details of their 1940s home. The real gem here, in our opinion, is the sliding red door.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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If you're looking to root plants, it's important to retain moisture and control the temperature. Mason jars provide a quick solution for getting a greenhouse-like effect.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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While these cute greenhouses don't come with a tutorial, we're inspired just by looking at them. Unlike the other repurposed window greenhouses we've seen, they use flower beds as bases.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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If you live in a snowy area, build a raised greenhouse (this one sits on a hand-built table) to shelter your plants all year long. Since this option is made out of old windows, it's easy to decorate with glass paints.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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Use a plastic or metal hoop structure (PVC pipe works perfectly) to create a dome structure. Cover it in clear plastic for an affordable backyard greenhouse.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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Looking for a way to reuse your kids' old toys? This trampoline was transformed from one backyard accessory into a completely new (and amazing!) greenhouse structure.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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This budget-friendly mini greenhouse puts your old window frames to good use in order to control the temperature of your florals. Leave it indoors where it can double as beautiful decor.

12 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

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