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DIY FREE Fresh Greens Wreath


I recently com­pleted a tuto­r­ial over on the “Home & Gar­den Club” blog (where all my blog­ging mojo is going these days) on how to cre­ate a FREE Fresh Greens Wreath using plant mate­ri­als from around your own yard.  Though I work for a botan­i­cal gar­den, the VAST major­ity of the greens used in my wreath were gath­ered in my own yard.  There is no way I was going to risk the wrath of our Gar­den Man­ager by hav­ing my…

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DIY Blogger House

I had the won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the DIY Blog­ger House as the land­scape design pro­fes­sional for the home and I man­aged to slip a few “DIY” style projects in as well.  I’ve had an amaz­ing sum­mer filled…

Finshed Shutter Planter horiz
DIY Projects Landscape Design

Plantation Shutter Planter– Easy Version

After I cre­ated the orig­i­nal “Plant“ation Shut­ter Planter I SWORE I would never under­take a project like that again (might have sworn WHILE under­tak­ing it too)! Sewing cus­tom pock­ets from felt, burlap, faux moss net­ting and weed bar­rier fab­ric…

fake bug in terrarium
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Terrarium Basics

As promised, a quick post about how to cre­ate a ter­rar­ium.  The ‘quick’ part isn’t because I am not tak­ing time to write out the details but rather because it’s so sim­ple that a great deal of details are…

Thanksgiving Point Idea Garden
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After a totally wild week­end, I am back from the SNAP! Cre­ativ­ity Con­fer­ence. What an exhaust­ing but won­der­ful cou­ple of days! I have promised to get a post up about ter­rar­ium basics and will try and make that hap­pen…

Joy in the Studio
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Joy in The Garden”

I am excited to say that I’ll be join­ing my gar­den­ing friend, Joy Bossi, of “Joy in the Gar­den” on her radio show for a few min­utes dur­ing the next cou­ple of Sat­ur­days. Joy has been a HUGE pro­po­nent…

Seedlings 1 week after transplanting up to pony packs.  They are MUCH happier in a bigger home.

A “Near Death Experience”- Seedling Style

Actu­ally, for some of my unique heir­loom toma­toes and ALL of my baby bell pep­per seedlings, it WAS a death expe­ri­ence. Sorry lit­tle guys! I approached this ‘seed sea­son’ with far more gusto than usual. After 20 years of grow­ing…