Here's a great way to recycle: repurpose a pine floor joist from a 19th-century house as the perfect swing for your yard. Handmade in Pennsylvania, the tree swing encourages kids and the young at heart to let loose and have a little fun in the outdoors. The seat is finished with natural tung oil, and each side comes with 25 feet of manila rope with a 695-pound tension limit. Expect a lot of squeals and laughter with this in your yard! Available at dotandbo.com
Five Great Ferns to Hang Up * Best for Hanging Around Boston fern * Keeper of the Door ‘Kimberley Queen’ fern * Tops for Tables ‘Dallas’ fern * Most Intriguing Accent ‘Tiger’ fern * When Bigger Is Better ‘Macho’ fern http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/five-great-ferns-hang-up-00400000006332/
Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 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, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.