I have really been wanting to get my house organized this spring. I have closets that are over-flowing with too much stuff. You know the kind that when you open the door everything come
crashing down on you. :) My daughter's closet is probably the most used and unorganized closet in the house. Something had to be done with it, so a I spent a few afternoons sorting and purging out things she no longer needed. I added some totes and baskets from the dollar store and started labeling. It is such a great feeling to have that space organized. Please stop by my blog to see all of the before pictures.
Commented on Apr 11, 2013
what do you suggest when it is only 1/2 a closet - the size of the door basically in an older
home - they are still little, 3 and 5, but their clothes and shoes are getting bigger. Downstairs same problem - only coats and boots and backpacks?? Helpful suggestions appreciated.
If you happen to have a couple of hours to spare, you can easily create your own raised gardening bed. Raised beds should not generallybe any wider that four feet, with a minimum of a two
foot walkway in-between them. Common lengths are 4', 6', 8', 10', 12', and 16'. I based the steps below on a normal yard with semi- flat ground utilizing one simple 48 SF raised bed.
As I chose a 48 SF bed which was 12' long, I needed 3 – 2×12's @ 12' long (pressure treated), a 1x4x12 (pressure treated) for staking the box to the ground & 1 pound of 2 ½" deck screws. If you have an issue with gophers or other digging vermin, you may consider buying some chicken wire that can be placed at the very bottom of the assembly. Depending on the land & garden soil available you may need to buy some soil or compost (up to 36 Cubic Feet to achieve 9" of suitable planting material in the planter.)
Cut one of the 2×12's and the 1×4 into 3 – 4' segments – next cut the 1×4 section in half at a 45 degree angle – you may wish to make one additional cut to make a cut that looks like this ( > ). This will make it easier to pound it straight into the ground.
2 of the cut 2×12 sections are for the ends and the remaining one is for the center – keeping the pieces flush with each other, use three deck screws at each connection point. The 6 stakes, should be pounded into the ground at the 4 outside corners and on each side of the center support.
This post is based off our original one located here: http://blog.sls-construction.com/2010/creati... #SpringFever
So many of you enjoyed my post about Candytuft, that I'm sharing another plant recommendation for your gardens: Lithodora. I had never heard of Lithodora before we moved here to our
furrever home, and in fact when I first saw it at a garden nursery assumed it was the annual flower Lobelia. I was told by the nursery that Lithodora can handle our hot and humid southern New Jersey Shore Summers, that it will bloom profusely all Summer long, and that it was an evergreen perennial. That was in 2008. Now that I have the hindsight of the past several years, I can share with you the realities of what this plant does and doesn't do. Some of my observations differ from the experts, or at least the experts that told me about this plant! (There's more pictures and details in the blog post, just click the link below.) #itching4Spring
Commented on Feb 22, 2013
definitely will look for these at the nursery - can't plant till May here, but I can plan till
I collected plastic pots of different shapes and sizes, cut the bottoms off, slit them up one side and taped the slit back together. filled them with concrete and then removed the pot by
removing the tape after they dried 24 hours. They are still a bit damp so you can do "wet carving" on them to make your forms more rounded or smoothe. I used rebar again as I had with the Polatems in my earlier post, or you could use conduit, and make them into lanterns. Be sure to put a hole in the middle of each piece so you can fit them over the rebar/conduit. The circular pieces I made by just rolling in my hands...other pieces can also be made such as a finial for the top, which I have yet to make and put on the top.
I have had these hostas for 6 years and every year this happens-I have tried eggshells and spraying. This is the area I would like to use for a small frog pond(eventually) and am
wondering if I plant something else here will the new plants also look like this? My other plants (fern and hardy cyclamen) ae healthy and untouched. This part of the bed gets filtered morning light-aft. shade, and full evening light. Any suggestions on replacement plants? I would like something around the same height or up to 3 in. higher than the hostas.
Commented on Jun 14, 2012
snails - put an old pie tin out with some beer in it - they will drown in the beeer. Keep
doing daily till they are gone! I mean that's what's eating your hostas if you want to keep them!
I did this fairy garden myself. I made the fence out of popsicle sticks, bought the house (bird feeder house), made the wire walkway arched trelis out of jewelry wire, and made the table and chairs. The table top was a little pocket mirror I found at Michael's. I also found a pond at a thrift store with a dog drinking out of an old water pump which you can sort of see on the left hand side in the picture. The butterfly is just a clip on I found at Michaels. I also got the two
little potted plants at Michael's as well. The pots didn't come with the flowers, but I had some flowers laying around the house I glued in there. The pebbles for the pebbled walkway & the moss used as grass I got at the Dollar Tree. I got the plants and flowers surrounding the house at Lowes along with the pot it is in!
Commented on Jun 07, 2012
My granddaughter is only 4 so she gets a little disinterested after a bit, but I have so much
fun with all these cute ideas I just keep on going - she'll be a little older soon, so I'll continue to play "house" and "bake cookies" with her for now and do my "gardening" on the side These sites have all been so much fun to see and great ideas for someone like me - thanks for sharing!