For gardeners composting is one of the greatest ways they can tend to the quality of their soil. Composting can be an intimidating thing to take on for the beginning gardener and through this article I'm going to try to demystify some of the keys to beginning a compost bin.
Commented on Jan 24, 2013
I unloaded a yard of fine screen compost from the truck just yesterday. Spread it on one side
of our apple hedge (17 trees). Now need a never 2 or 3 truck loads to finish.
I have a friend who just bought an older house in Northern/Central Indiana, and these are coming up all over the garden beds through the weed-protecting fabric. She's not sure if it is a weed or an intentional plant.
Commented on May 04, 2012
Mexican Primrose, they come back every year and are drought resistant.
HELP?!?!? So should we mesh the airholes on the side of the house that they are coming in through, or let them be? Someone told us to let them be and welcome them since they will keep mosquitoes away, but REALLY how many mosquitoes can 3-4 little Bats keep away??? I really do not want them telling all their little Bat friends that we have a great B&B they can stay at!
Commented on Mar 16, 2012
They are helpfull to hang around but not healthy to have them in your attic. My Mom paid big
bucks to seal her home when she found they were living in her roof space. They can cause deciese as the dropings cake your atic.
Our propane tank is small since it only is used for our fireplace. The propane tank was rusted and unsightly. I painted it to look like a watermelon with a ladybug on top. It is in the shade all the time, so no danger of overheating due to paint.
I purchased this vintage dresser for $5 at a garage sale last year. My 20 year old daughter was moving into her apartment and needed furniture. The lowness of this would make a perfect TV
stand and the drawers would be great for storage, but the orange had to go. This was such an easy project because it was actually well painted. I just torn up an old book and decoupaged it right onto the orange drawer fronts. I lightly sanded the edges smooth and put two coats of poly sealer over it. She wanted the same knobs, so I just painted them black. Easy and it works great for her little place. Total cost was $8 and the chest is all wood and very solid!
Commented on Mar 04, 2012
Love this idea! I have the pages as I make purses from hard bound books!!