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I think having these in my future studio would be a nice touch. ;) (Mason Jar Wall Hanger Planter. $20.00, via Etsy.)

diy strawberry planter

Zinnia, Queen Red Lime

How to trap wasp and bees. Great for out in the backyard!

OMG! Hansel and Gretel comes to mind. Fairytale beauty!

Ooooh. I love these instructions.

Great container planting idea - nice website

How to make your own mosquito repellent with plants you can grow in your garden. Definitely trying this

My daughter is doing a report on Malaysia. This was one of her Fun Facts....just look at the size of this flower - SABAH is home to the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.

DIY Mosquito trap- good for about 2 weeks... then replace ingredientsMaking a Mosquito Trap Because mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 we breathe out, I started looking for ideas that used CO2 as the bait for the mosquito trap. I did think of dry ice but it does dissipate fairly quickly. I found a cached link on Google here. It seems to be active again now. I've rewritten the instructions some and hopefully it will work as well. Thanks to the students for their hard work on this project. I've used some of their photos for illustration. Supplies: 1 2 liter soda bottle a sharp knife black paper tape candy thermometer Take a 2 liter soda bottle. Cut off the top right below where it starts to narrow for the top, invert and place inside the lower half. Make a simple sugar syrup. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 cups cool water 1 tsp. active dry yeast Directions: Bring 1 cup of the water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in 2 cups cool water, stir well. Check the temperature of the syrup to make sure it is no hotter than 90 degrees F, if hotter, let cool to 90 degrees F, add 1 tsp. active dry yeast, no need to mix. Put syrup in the bottom part of the bottle, using the cut off neck piece, leave in place. Be sure to seal the two parts of the bottle with the tape. The fermenting yeast will release carbon dioxide. Put black paper around the bottle since mosquitoes like dark places and carbon dioxide. This mosquito trap will then start working. TIPS: Put the trap in a dark and humid place for 2 weeks, you'll see the effect. You'll have to replace the sugar water + yeast solution every 2 weeks.


Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time + Planting guide by U of M

that is definate curb appeal

repel mosquitos

Lil' Ruby Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is another option for my flowerbed. Need to replace two bushes that died b/c of our landscaper digging them up in November two years ago and not putting them back in the ground propely!

Dahlias...too bad they are not hardy in Zone 7. Nonetheless, they are pretty and can be planted as an annual in this zone.

Orange Glory Butterfly Plant. I have some of these in the back of my yard....need to get more to put in the front. Love the color!

I really love the Burning pretty in the fall. Would love to get one of these too, but no room!

double knockout rose bushes. Can't wait to get a couple of these and plant them in my flower bed! Blooms from Spring to need to trim of old or dead flowers. Fail proof practically!

DIY Sit-Upons! Made these in girl scouts - a great knee pad for gardening!

rock planter

Craft this DIY Sprinkler (Using Recycled Materials)!

Rain boot flower pots???? What a CUTE idea! Wish I had a pickett fence.

How cool is that?!?

@Robyn Mitchell had this on her board and I wanted to pin it also, but the link wouldn't work for me so I went on the hunt to find the instructions. LOVE IT and can't wait to make it! Thanks Robyn!