Line flower pots with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

Tower-of-herbs - easy tutorial. Perfect for children to have their own mini-garden on the deck or porch!

*Note: I like the idea of this. But make it out of wood square planter box. Container herb garden for a patio. I like this idea! I already have the pot arrangement, but it went empty this year.

bucket table for the deck. this is a genius idea. you can store all the stuff in the table that you don't want to leave out in case it rains (citronella candles, pillows, etc.), then just grab it out whenever.

Outdoor Coffee Table with Metal Bucket Base

bucket table for the deck. this is a genius idea. you can store all the stuff in the table that you don't want to leave out in case it rains (citronella candles, pillows, etc.), then just grab it out whenever.~love the idea and want the rug too!

comfy and breezy

A place to live. Gazebo Covered Back Porch Sweet Summer Rest Area White Outside Patio Garden Whitewashed Cottage Chippy Shabby chic French country Rustic Swedish Decor Idea

I so need to try this.  When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one.  Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers.  I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

"When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. The trick to amazing potted plants - DIAPERS.

beautiful garden retreat complete with shade and nap zone!

Framework for a Garden Retreat

beautiful garden retreat complete with shade and nap zone! // I've never thought about including a nap zone in my back yard retreat, but that's a good idea!

Very thorough info on growing a wide variety herbs

How To Grow Herbs :) ~Frisky This link has info on how to grow a wide variety of all kinds of herbs :) Just click the herb you want to know about

Newspaper pots for starting seeds...when ready to be transplanted, goes in the ground, pot and all!

Make starter pots out of old newspapers. Easy to make, free, and earth-friendly. Once seedlings are old enough to move outside, just pop them into the ground, paper pot and all: Lindy Cottage Hill

Tin can vertical garden - how nice would this look in spring?

Maybe an up cycle idea for all those used formula tins - Tin can vertical plant hanger and rustic painted wooden screen door. Love the screen door as a decorative element with potted plants surrounding.

Tips for Coping with Shade

Backyard Retreat Ideas - Some of My Favorites - From Around the Net

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