For my woodland-themed nursery, I decided to bring the outdoors in once again with these whimsical branch swing shelves. They were so simple to do and bring an unexpected charm to the room.
Spotted this trellis on a walk around the neighborhood. What a great recycling project and a sturdy trellis for peas. More on posts trellising peas here http://gardentherapy.ca/spotted-bicycle-wheel-trellis/
What is the hottest trend right now in gardening... miniature gardens! I am just so thrilled to share with you Janit Calvo’s, book Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World. Everything in it is truly a work of miniature art and today we will share with you how to make a miniature garden patio. http://gardentherapy.ca/miniature-patio-garden/
Before you get ready to decorate your front door for the holidays, have a quick look around you. What beautiful and festive greens are just begging to be transformed into a fresh evergreen wreath? Do you have Eucalyptus, Acuba, or Holly? Surely there are some greens nearby that look stunning at this time of year. A fresh wreath is a welcoming holiday decoration that celebrates natures beauty. And they smell as great as they look!
Here are some easy steps to make your own.
Using your lawn as a doggie bathroom means damage to the lawn. And it's not the cleanest place for kids and grown ups to hang out. So with my small yard and lawn, my resident Schneider built a flushable dog run or a Doggie John. Full and detailed instructions on how to build it at www.gardentherapy.ca/doggy-john/
Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those memories of science classes. The seeds can't be just scooped out and dried, they need to be removed with all the slimy tomato guts and left to ferment. A little gross factor and lots of fun makes this a great project to do with kids.
More information on this project at http://gardentherapy.ca/saving-heirloom-tomato-seeds/
I was overjoyed to have authors John Gillespie & Christina Symons of the fabulous garden craft book, Everyday Eden: 100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy (Harbour Publishing) on the blog. They shared how to make this stunning succulent wreath. I know you will head out to the improvement store to make your own after you see this. For full post information see http://gardentherapy.ca/semper-viva-wreath/ you can also enter to win a copy of the book, Everyday Eden!
After sun printing napkins a few weeks ago, I was a hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be immortalized. Using some of the leftover cyanotype solution from the project, I made a bunch of cards showcasing the various leaves in my garden www.gardentherapy.ca/sun-print-cards/
It couldn't be easier to make a sturdy yet stylish trellis for peas, beans, or other climbing plants. This project uses just one material and takes very little effort and time. What could be better?! More information on how to choose the proper sizes and shapes for your plants in the full tutorial: http://gardentherapy.ca/woven-bamboo-trellis/