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    Gardens and Gardening Tips

    Inspiring garden designs, plant picks, and expert gardening tips.


    Gardens and Gardening Tips

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    A hammock suspended from branches of a gnarly live oak is just the spot to stretch out on a lazy afternoon.

    A Must-See Renovation of a 19th-Century Stone House In Texas

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    Make your home more beautiful with this unique flower display. Stack a vase within a vase in order to layer fruit slices along the inside.

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    Dealing with poor compacted soil? Try this unique take on container gardening.

    Create a Garden Anywhere With Straw Bales

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    Can you believe this greenhouse is made out of vintage windows?!

    This Brilliant Blogger Turned Vintage Windows Into a Whole New Room

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    When this blogger spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. She decided to use them to build something she always wanted: A dreamy backyard greenhouse.

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    Living things boost energy in a space. Maidenhair ferns get high marks for their hardiness (read: they're hard to kill) and bring lushness to a bookshelf, console, or entry table.

    12 Ways to Warm Up a Plain White Room

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    If you're attending a wedding this year, don't be surprised if you notice an absence of bright blooms. Brides are opting for subtle foliage more and more, as seen here in an Austin wedding.

    10 Gardening Trends That Will Be Big in 2016

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    This homemade garlic mint garden insect spray is the DIY you're going to try come gardening season.

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    The secret to improving your garden is hiding in the kitchen—no compost heap required.

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    No backyard, no problem! Turns out, country-dwellers aren't the only ones with a green thumb—city folks are actually turning to their fire escapes to grow plants.

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    Your plants can grow basically anywhere—yes, even out of cinderblocks!

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    If you're a fan of fresh herbs straight from the garden, this trick will blow your mind.

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    If you live in a dry climate, expect to see water-saving projects like this water free garden in Menlo Park.

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    Protect seeds from animals by planting them inside these raised garden beds that are easy to DIY.

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    Yes, epsom salt can help keep your sprouts healthy, too.

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    Foods like lettuce will regrow when they're placed in a container of just water—no dirt required.

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    This Family Rented Goats to Banish Their Yard of Overgrown Ivy.

    What It's Like to Rent Goats to Get Rid of Overgrown Ivy

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    Want to keep a lot of herbs easily at the ready? Here's another window solution, from Itsy Bits and Pieces: Pot your herbs in clear drinking glasses, and hang from hooks across the window.

    11 Smart Ideas For DIY Indoor Herb Gardens

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    Christi utilized the same style-for-a-steal strategies in the backyard chicken coop. A farmhouse sconce outside plus a thrift-store armchair and antique oil painting inside take it from hardworking to good-looking.

    10 Ways to Create Down-Home Charm on a Dime

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    Make your own windowsill garden by using tea leaves. Slip a small potted plant into a gold lattice-trim cup and tuck moss around the top. Fragrant herbs have a two-in-one bonus—they'll keep your kitchen smelling fresh and can be used as a quick food or drink garnish.

    8 Charming Teacup Gardens You'll Want in Every Room of Your House

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    Have a ball! A sunny topiary with real daisies brightens a mantel, or if you use faux flowers it'll bring cheer all year. Insert a long stick or ribbon-wrapped dowel into the bottom of the daisy-covered ball and stake it in a yellow mug filled with floral foam. Cover the foam with tufts of Spanish moss.

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    A dash of dirt and a handful of succulents is all you need to create this spot of tea. Using a ceramic drill bit, drill a small hole in the bottom of a polka-dot mug (this can also be done at a hardware store), add a layer of small pebbles to allow for drainage, then fill with potting soil. Select three to four succulents; mix greens and reds for extra color.

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    Life imitates art, and sweetly so. Start with a rose-patterned china cup and a bouquet of roses to match. Soak a foam brick in water for 30 minutes, cut it to fit neatly into a teacup, clip rose stems slightly shorter than teacup height and insert stems in foam, starting around the perimeter and moving toward the center. Create this just rosy to make a lovely centerpiece.

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    If you've ever wanted to grow your own herb garden, now's your chance. Just dust off some old teacups, drill a small hole in the bottom of each one and voila! Your herbs in a cup will be looking—and smelling—pretty in no time.

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    Even in the cold winter months you can have a beautiful mini garden on display, under the looking glass. Fill a round tray with spring green moss and cover your pink primroses tucked neatly in a flowery teacup (or whichever bloom you choose) with a standout glass cloche.

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