This family has 3 very young children. They wanted a pool but did not feel comfortable with the safety of a pool with their young children. They decided on a fun, beautiful safe pondless
waterfall and stream. The word "pondless" means that the reservoir for the water is underground where it is safe. The 4' high by 8' wide waterfall spills into a large landing area, and then travels down a narrow stream, around side of a lounging patio, and disappears behind evergreens into our pondless reservoir. This water feature gets winterized in December and starts up again in March. Every spring we come in to spruce up the plantings, adding perennials, annuals and mulch. www.deckandpatio.com
My friend Jane and I share 2 things, a love of gardening and a bubbly 9 year old grandson. She happens to have a wonderful husband who built this beautiful potting shed for her. Keep in mind, they don't have a huge backyard but this potting shed makes the most out of their space plus they have quite a nice garden, trees and plenty of play room for that bubbly grandson!. Cute or what? I do envy her get away!
A friend saw a garden art frog prince during a garden tour and asked me to make one. She didn't have a photo, so all I had to go by was 'it's round, green, funny, and wears a crown'.
Okay. I can make one of those! I confess, it's not my usual style of garden art, but I was up for the challenge.
This project is suitable for a somewhat experienced crafter or anyone who is willing to experiment and adapt. When you work with repurposed/used materials, each frog will be unique-which is wonderful, really-but does require a bit of patience and imagination.
I used a sturdy glas lamp globe for the body. An old bowling ball would work very well too.
Full instructions, materials, and frog dress-up ideas are on my blog here: http://www.empressofdirt.net/frogprincetutor...
I just finished making these sunflowers out of brown paper! They were so easy and are going to be used as party decorations. But these would be beautiful in a little girl's room also! Check out my link below for a detailed tutorial. Thanks.