DIY Simple Backyard Shade - PVC pipe in a bucket, then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket into tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, then top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into the pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets.
Do you have a birdcage lying around and taking up space? Turn it into a hanging garden! LJA from "All Things Plants" has turned this old birdcage into a nice hanging succulent garden! More information: All Things Plants website !
Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 12 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry. ferns will be dark green& glossy