Would you believe this Geranium is 5 years old? With a total outlay of approximately $10, the total cost per year is $2. When it is time for frost, bring your geraniums into the garage/shed for the winter. I hang mine from the ceiling with hooks. Let it go dormant and when March rolls around and the weather gets nicer, start putting it out in the sun during the day and start watering it. (I don't water all winter long.) It will get ratty looking, but in the Spring, remove all the
yucky stuff, it'll grow back. I had about given up on this one this Spring, and look at it now!
The owner wanted an inviting, more cottage-like look for the home. We added a new front porch, did a face-lift on the front facade and installed a new stone walkway and a picket fence. We
filled in the central lawn area with shade-tolerant, colorful plantings like Endless Summer Hydrangea, Autumn Ferns and Impatiens. The final touches included hanging baskets, new planters, window boxes filled with annual plants and a new mailbox with vines.
A while ago I bought this $1 coffee pot and I knew I wanted to somehow use it for a wind chimes project. I love its vintage patina. First, I thought I would hang small cutlery from the bottom, but I've seen that done before. I wanted to come up with something new. New to me at least.
I have a pond, and like most people, also have fish. But, did not realize how BAD Raccoons are..I have been "hit" twice, and the loss is devistating if you take pride in your fish like I do. They will come in and "take a bath, while eating sushi". So, we built a cage top for our pond. our pond is small, so this was easier to do, but the same idea can be used for somewhat bigger ponds. This cover was made from bambo stakes and chicken wire, with zip-ties to hold it together. I can
remove it whenever " it's clear ", and I am working in the yard...BUT ALWAYS put it back on at night!!
Commented on Aug 19, 2012
We have no problems with racoons, but the snakes get in my pond and eat the frogs.