Placing empty glass bottles (wine bottles, antique bottles, colorful bottles) in the garden as a way to trap evil spirits is a Southern tradition. These days, a bottle tree is also a way to remember a special celebration or add sparkling color to a quiet spot in the garden. See our Bottle Tree, Bottle Bush, and Colorful Bottles at gardeners.com.
A little-known government program called the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit helps put solar on your home. Learn how to reduce your utility payments by hundreds of dollars per year before the tax credit expires!
How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot - soak in wood preservative containing copper napthanate. Place post on top of at least 6 inches of aggregate. Pour concrete so that it is above soil level. Trowel top smooth and slope so water runs away from post. Apply exterior latex caulk around base of post. Use heartwood which is dark & denser & more insect resistant, not sapwood which is lighter.