The Garden

One day I'm going to have a gorgeous, peaceful retreat. Where I can paint pictures of Joe while I watch the kids play.......One full of purple flowers, thornless climbing roses, and raised bed gardens; where we can pick fresh herbs for dinner and then retreat after dinner to the swing.....One day.
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Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name smoke bush. Also changes colors with the seasons. Highly drought tolerant, tree/shrub

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, and can grow in full sun or shade, and can tolerate dry soil.

For back fence…Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. For back fence…Limelight hydrangeas. They grow…

"Flax ~ ... comes up year after year ~ and the deer won't eat it!"

If the deer won't eat it, then I need it for sure. Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

Tulipani Ice Cream

Tulip 'Ice Cream' - Bulb Tulipa New! This magnificent tulip definitely lives up to its name, as when in bloom it looks just like a delicious ice-cream - it looks almost good enough to eat. How Beautiful!

DIY compost bins

Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

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Cool idea for keeping your gardening tools…

In case of zombies. Or yardwork. But mostly zombies. Very clever garden tool storage display and signage!

How to Propagate Succulents- Snap a rosette from the mother plant, leaving a couple inches of stem attached. Set the cutting aside in a dry, protected place, out of direct sun, until the cut end dries and seals (three days to a week). Plant the healed rosette in loose, well-draining potting soil or succulent mix. Water regularly, letting soil dry out between waterings.

Propagate Succulents

How to Propagate Succulents- Snap a rosette from the mother plant, leaving a couple inches of stem attached.

DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath | FabDIY

DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath

DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath - love this idea! Those leaves look like rhubarb leaves to me. Hmmm may have to do something like this. Especially if I do a cob house some day, this would be a great wall feature/shelf.

Turkish speedwell (Veronica liwanensis) Fast growing, drought tolerant ground cover that likes full sun and reaches about 2" in height. Tolerant of poor soil and is cold hardy.

Landscape design, flower garden: Turkish speedwell (Veronica liwanensis) Fast growing, drought tolerant ground cover that likes full sun and reaches about in height. Tolerant of poor soil and is cold hardy.

What is an Edible Forest Garden? It is the art & science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating an ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, & animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. You can create a beautiful, diverse, high-yield garden. If designed with care & deep understanding of ecosystem function, it is largely…

Picture yourself in a forest where almost everything around you is food. Fruit and nut trees form an open canopy. Food-bearing shrubs fill the gaps. Assorted native wildflowers, wild edibles, herbs, and perennial vegetables thickly cover the ground.

Creeping Thyme (thymus) in pathway stone pavers in drought tolerant California xeriscape garden with oak trees

💖 LOVE this flagstone garden path with Creeping Thyme between the stepping stones! Creeping Thyme (thymus) in pathway stone pavers in drought tolerant California xeriscape garden with oak trees

Trellis

Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways

Trellis/Arbor Details There's nothing magical about the heights or widths of the trellis or the arbors. Alter the trellis dimen.

Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius – 24 Pics

Why couldn't you do this out of PVC pipe and shower curtains with rings? adjustable canopy, DIY with shower curtain rings, grommets, canvas, PVC sprinkler pipes set over stakes.

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