GREAT tutorial for bench cushion. And she uses shower curtains for fabric, which is genius. Ikea has great fabrics...
238 Free Do It Yourself Backyard Project Plans
Hidden Trash Can
Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.
All you need are a few - pavers, - landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you're ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery. Maybe stain them too?
Swing and Spin Swing--so much cooler than a tire swing & won't collect water
Potted Plants for Shady area
Make your own potato tower - no digging up potatoes! Yields about 25 lbs/tower.
This is what I envision my front flowerbed looking like some day. 6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.
Part Shade Pot.
♥ perfect shade planter...coleus, impatiens and ivy. Love this! by melody.mcbride.71
shade flowers - Google Search
For gorgeous containers, use the Thriller/Spiller/Filler method.
Todd Holloway container garden design - "Echo Colors" (numbered) by tesselaarusa, via Flickr
Plant Container tips: A general design rule is to mix elements, such as vertical and cascading.
Four varieties of coleus pair beautifully with chartreuse and black sweet potato vine.
Thrill and Spill - the art of container gardening (Via Cush and Nooks)
Purple Fountain Grass
Container gardening. .