My Big Yellow House Gets Character

My Big Yellow House Gets Character

When we moved into the Big Yellow House, the previous owners had done nothing more to the outside...

Our Pre-Reno Renovation

Our Pre-Reno Renovation

In my previous post "A New Exterior on an Old House", I was asked a few times how I chose the...

Finishing Touch With Edging Stones

Finishing Touch With Edging Stones

Last season I converted my entire backyard into a flower garden. One of the things I did was to edge...

Beautiful Yard Even in Harsh Dry Deserts!

Beautiful Yard Even in Harsh Dry Deserts!

If you live in a semi-arrid or desert region perhaps you have dreamed of a sharp looking yard with...

Candytuft: An Easy Year-Round Garden Beauty

Candytuft: An Easy Year-Round Garden Beauty

Whether you love to garden, or you can't be bothered and just want to put something into the ground...

Under-deck Garden

Under-deck Garden

My townhouse basement has sliding glass doors that open under a deck. The exit area was unsightly. I...

Raised Bed and Trellis

Raised Bed and Trellis

Moving from an apartment to a first home meant I could finally have a garden! Well, that was until...

Creating a Flower Bed Using Recycled Materials

Creating a Flower Bed Using Recycled Materials

As part of my insane one-day blitz of completing as many projects I could fit, I tackled the new...

Salvaged! The 32 Shutter Challenge-Repurposing Shutters in the Garden

Salvaged! The 32 Shutter Challenge-Repurposing Shutters in the Garden

I had pretty much given up hope on pulling ivy in part of our back garden and resigned myself to...

Garden Flower Bed Border.... Before and After

Garden Flower Bed Border.... Before and After

We get so much inspiration from Hometalk garden gurus. Seeing the beautiful gardens posted, we...

Build a Weed Wackless Flower Bed Border

Build a Weed Wackless Flower Bed Border

My husband confessed to me the other day that he just doesn’t think he is a yard person. Which I...

Planting a Sunny Garden

Planting a Sunny Garden

Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!Our front flower...

Curb Appeal for Renters

Curb Appeal for Renters

If you rent your home or even if you own you home, here are some tips that you can use to make you...

Dark Mulch Miracle: Flower Bed Transformation

Dark Mulch Miracle: Flower Bed Transformation

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!We’ve been...

The Year My Junk Filled Summer Garden Was PERFECT.

The Year My Junk Filled Summer Garden Was PERFECT.

Every time it's sunny out, I feel a little (lot) bit guilty.
My flowerbeds are currently filled to
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Shade Garden Makeover

Shade Garden Makeover

I've done several garden makeovers at our little fixer upper home that we purchased a few years ago,...

Fastest Way to Plant A Raised Garden Bed

Fastest Way to Plant A Raised Garden Bed

How make the best use of your raised garden bed without measuring.
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Protecting Mulch Beds With a Stone Perimeter

Protecting Mulch Beds With a Stone Perimeter

Our newly mulched flower bed kept getting washed out during heavy summer rains, so we added a stone...

Planning & Planting My Front Yard Border 2014

Planning & Planting My Front Yard Border 2014

My front yard border is always planted with perennials and annuals, and is decorated with cool junk....

How to Make An Eco-Friendly Hugelkultur Raised Garden Bed

How to Make An Eco-Friendly Hugelkultur Raised Garden Bed

Ever heard of hugelkultur? Hugelkultur garden beds are a wonderful, eco-friendly way to recycle the...

Hugelkultur Raised Beds by Mindful Making

Hugelkultur Raised Beds by Mindful Making

Check out my tutorial for creating your own Hugelkultur raised bed!...

Material of the Week: Garden Edging Kit

Material of the Week: Garden Edging Kit

Spring is here! Ok, let's be honest, some of us are still dreaming of warmer weather...but it’s...

5 Years ~ Before & After in Our Fairfield Garden

5 Years ~ Before & After in Our Fairfield Garden

Hard to believe but we just marked our fifth anniversary in our "new" old house. Many , many...

How to Plan and Plant a Flower Garden

How to Plan and Plant a Flower Garden

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice, there’s always room for learning and inspiration....

Pallet Garden Border

Pallet Garden Border

Pallet projects seem to be flooding the world of DIY! And why shouldn’t they?! If you are lucky, you...