When I built my garden pond it was missing just one thing: a little waterfall. The sound of gentle running water is not only lovely to hear but it also attracts all sorts of winged
creatures to the garden including butterflies, dragonflies, and a wider array of birds than I would normally see.
To keep life frugal and creative, I like to challenge myself to solve problems with things I already have on hand. In this case a metal paint roller tray did the trick. It not only formed a perfect waterfall but it's a favourite spot for birds to drink and bathe.
If you want to know how to setup a little waterfall and pond (it's really simple!), there's a diagram and full instructions on my blog: http://www.empressofdirt.net/pond-waterfall/
Keeping junk out of the landfill. So I have finally run out of clay pots and have moved on to the next best thing. Coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, teapots, chandelier parts and even anchovy cans for the feet. Meet my newest garden helper.
to make an easy wreath for spring and summer! Just add them to a grapevine wreath, fill with faux flowers and Spanish moss and hang! I have a super sunny porch so real plants are out of the question...but that might work for you. Wouldn't it be pretty filled with succulents? Find a complete tutorial on my blog.