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Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

Our planter box (above) didn’t come out quite as nice as we had hoped but next time we’ll be sure to follow these great instructions from Danny Lipford for building a patio planter. He recommends pressure treated pine and if you’ve got the right tools you could finish this project […]

Flower Planters from Paper Stands

Flower Planters from Paper Stands

These paper stand planters are one to make use of objects that are considered a blight in many urban areas. Street corners in the west village are littered with abandoned paper stands, some of which have content that’s questionable in a neighborhood with small children running around. Many times these […]

How to Hang a Window Box

How to Hang a Window Box

If you like the idea of fresh flowers, plants and herbs, yet the idea of maintaining a large garden makes your green thumb cower in fright, try maintaining a smaller plot within a window box. The experts at This Old House have come to the rescue with step-by-step instructions, complete […]

Time to Get Growing

Time to Get Growing

Spring has sprung and that means its time to get started on your garden – that’s if you haven’t already started putting your green thumb to use. One of the best ways to get, and keep, your garden looking great throughout the whole season is to get to know some […]

Silk Flowers You Must Pinch to Believe

Silk Flowers You Must Pinch to Believe

I admit I’ve pinched a few stems in my day. Are they real? Are they fake? And I’ve even had the debate with myself over whether fake flowers are an accepted decorating option. For some, of course, it’s a necessity; for example those of us that have allergies or animals […]

The Best Plants for Your Window Box

The Best Plants for Your Window Box

On the subject of flowers, the Manhattan Users Guide has answered the question of “What can I plant in my window box?” We’ve always been partial to Zinnias and Impatiens but MUG also recommends “Portulaca, which now comes in double-flowered varieties and Sanvitalia, a tiny black-eyed Susan, which are both […]

Safe Gardens for Kids

Safe Gardens for Kids

Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.