Homemade Wasp Trap

Prairie Story: Homemade Wasp Trap DONT KILL THE BEES! use meat or Add vinegar and a banana peel to the sugar and water. The honeybees do not go in the trap but the wasps and yellow jackets will.

planter on a birdbath...looks like a topiary

Planter on a birdbath looks like a topiary spring garden containers - Bing Images

how to grow ginger.

Dream State: Grow Your Own Ginger At Home - start it indoors early in the season, as a houseplant. Then move outdoors into your garden in the spring. Every "finger" of the old root will produce a new ginger root.

to plant a garden...

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow - Audrey Hepburn. Could put quote on rustic wood as a cute sign for the garden

Regrow roses??? "My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works." (quote from link)

Rolls of roses: Simply plunge the cuttings into the ground. Before planting cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but the row of allotment roses is proof it works.

Year Round Tulips - Home and Garden Design... I have done this and it works!!

How to Force Tulip Bulbs in Water

Forcing tulips in water is a fun, easy, and a unique way to grow tulips that most people have not seen before. Showing the natural beauty of the bulb is a pure, modern, and minimalist approach to floral design.

wave petunias spilling out of a barrel......

Overturned Flower Bucket

Wave Petunias Spilling Out of a Barrel - beautiful garden idea, i like purple or pink wave petunias but the white looks nice and frothy - great upcycle use for a wooden bucket no longer able to hold flowers - could use another container as well

Corner deck bench with built in planters

This idea is becoming very popular around here. Built in bench and flower box out of the same deck material!

DIY cement cobblestone.  Another project for Mickey.  **UPDATE**  : We ordered the forms online (2 for 24.99) and devoted two afternoons to creating a garden path. It was EASY and looks great!  Be prepared for hauling MANY bags of cement, LOTS of mixing, and then filling in the spaces with PowerLoc bonding sand.  Worth it!

Walk path Mold at Lowe’s for 16 bucks, bag of quikcrete is 5 bucks. Add any color and DIY… done son! QUIKRETE Country Stone Walk Maker Concrete Mold Item 10415 @ Home Design Ideas. Want to do this for the side of the house

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Garden Party Lights Create a string of garden lights by popping a light bulb into a cupcake liner. So completely brilliant! Courtesy of Garden Party Lights tutorial at Itsy Belle

100 things you can (and should) compost.  Great article.

100 Things You Can Compost

Adding compost to your soil is considered essential for sustainable food production. Slim down your trash with this list of 100 things you can compost. No 51 will either shock, surprise, or disgust you!

garden gorgeous...

Cultivating A Beautiful Life...

Old chair with succulents. This old chair has turned into a container for beautiful Succulents. More flowery look by using rosette style succulents massed together.

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