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Sweet patio - patio ideas

Creating Outdoor Spaces for Country Living

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

What to Prune When

Make some glowing light orbs for only $3 // 28 Outdoor Lighting DIYs To Brighten Up Your Summer

28 Outdoor Lighting DIYs To Brighten Up Your Summer

Backyard Gardens. Hang plants from tree branches.. love it!

Your first Garden

the rock garden

My Garden Diaries...along the dry creek bed

My Garden Diaries

dry creek bed idea

winding creek contemporary farmhouse

dry creek garden

Dry creek bed look

Similar to the pond/stream in my backyard except with fewer weeds!

6 Easy Steps to Make a Rain Garden, dry (at times) river bed helps rain navigate through flower beds or the yard

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden

along our driveway

Use stones under downspouts

Wash your feet - no muddy patch.

Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue.

White Feather Hosta -- An amazing new development - large pure white lush leaves emerge in late spring/early summer. Throughout the summer green streaks develop on the foliage creating an unusual yet beautiful effect. Lavender flowers in summer are just an additional bonus.

Organize gardening tools with a hanging storage station made of basic pegboard.

Flowers that grow in full shade

Homemade Butterfly Feeder~Use 4 parts water to one part sugar, and add over-ripe fruit. Bright colors will attract them.

Beautiful Garden

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall.

tuck a mirror into a shady nook in your garden to create a magic window - WOW!!

shade garden

Tips for making big and beautiful hanging containers