Best Way To Recycling Tire For Gardening

Wood Pallet Project

If you do this in your backyard remember to be careful you may need to ad reinforcements underneath. Pallets aren't made to be walked on just to hold evenly distributed weight.

Saddlebag pot

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Saddlebag pot
: Made of linen and resin, the pot is weatherproof. Mut.
: The Saddlebag, dubbed Le Pot Cavalier by its creators

Planting a pineapple head

First, Firmly twist the crown off. It will come off fairly easily. Then take the crown and pull off the lower leaves until you have about an inch or more of the core. You don't need them and they will get in the way of rooting the pineapple. Fill a jar with water and plop your crown into the jar. Place your pineapple jar in an area that gets decent light. then Within two weeks, some nice roots should develop. Then you can plant the pineapple whenever you're ready.
If you want fruit, you'll have to keep it in a sunny location. Otherwise, the pineapple will develop long slender leaves but will not fruit.

Making a Willow Wigwam is Easier Than it Looks

For me, one of the highlights at Coton Manor Garden in Northamptonshire has always been the sturdy willow and hazel supports around the roses. If I had a country estate, I'd have the same—instead of buying readymade versions that too often seem to have been built to fit into the back of a car rather than the garden. The other day
Making your own supports in situ is perfectly possible, and they will be tailored to the individual requirements of your roses or clematis or clump of asters. You don't need a team of gardeners; just an ax, a mallet, and the ability to form a circle.
Using different plant material for twisting can lead to some wonderful color combinations, though it will fade after about six weeks.

With the ends of the rods which you may have cut off in making your circles, or with thinner material (for instance weeping willow) bind the joints tightly, tucking in the ends. If you want to create a mesh in the middle for herbaceous plants to grow through, sharpen some more rods and push them into the hoops and across to the other side. It will be stronger if you weave over and under as you go (see above).

It is more practical if a wigwam does not come to a peak at the top, for the sake of the flowers,

Copper Rain Chain as an alternative to downspouts

Rain chains are a stylish alternative to downspouts. When water empties out of the gutter, it clings to the chain until it reaches the ground. A catch basin lets it gently spill over to prevent erosion

How to build a wood walkway

This little curved pathway is PERFECT for getting into your yard. Such a simple project can make such a big impact on your yard

Natural water gardens

As anyone who has snorkeled can attest, the cool aquamarine light underwater casts an enchanted glow on everything in its domain. Perhaps this explains the allure of water gardens. Small freshwater gardens are fun to create and simple to care for. And all you need are a few floating or submerged greens in a vintage aquarium, an apothecary jar, or a sleek glass cylinder.

Reed more : Indoor Water Gardens

Island bed garden design

How to Build an Island Bed with Retaining Wall Bricks
How To :
Step 1 : Draw your shape.
Step 2 : Dig the trenches.
Step 3 : Lay your first bricks.
Step 4 : unroll some high quality weed landscape fabric in your trench with the excess going towards the inside of the bed.
Step 5 : Finishing Laying The Bricks and Fill.
Step 6 : Mulch, Plant, and Enjoy.

Perfect Gardening Design Idea "Upside Down Planter"

Perfect Gardening Design Idea "Upside Down Planter"

Nancy Janes Stacking Planters with Patented

Nancy Janes P1360 12-inch Stacking Planters with Patented Flow through Watering System and Hanging Chain, Terracotta, Set of 3: $24.88

Akro-Mils Stack-A-Pot

Akro-Mils Stack-A-Pot$35.99

Fiskars 9424 Garden Bucket Caddy

How to control cabbage worms

To prevent the larvae of the cabbage worms from burrowing into heads of cabbage, cover each head with a nylon stocking, and leave it on until harvest time. This method typifies good organic gardening pest control – rather than fight pests after they appear on your vegetables, take preventative measures to stop them from getting near your vegetables in the first place.

Garden Salsa Pepper Plant

Garden Salsa Pepper Plant $14.99
Two very nice, good sized plants, each 4"-7" tall - not leggy, not plugs, not seeds.
Individually grown and shipped in 3.5" pots. The generous pot size offers you plants with a well developed root system, giving you a head start to fruit.
Medium heat with good pepper flavor
Disease resistant plants yield heavy yields of green to red peppers.
Delicious when eaten either green (milder) or red (hotter)
Garden Salsa Pepper Plant$14.99

How to grow lemon trees from seeds indoors

How to grow lemon trees from seeds indoors
Citris Mitis Calamondin-Minature OrangeTree 5 seeds : $4.99

beautiful : Starry String Lights

Starry Starry Lights - Hyper Cool White Color on Silve Wire- 
 almost disappear. My visiting friends couldn't keep their hands off them.
The best lighting string I ever bought and since I ordered them from Amazon the selection, service and delivery couldn't be faster. I love them.

Make Your Own Greenhouse

The gentleman who built all of this is named Adam J. Fyall. Click on the link and go to his site. He has a lot of amazing tips and ideas, plus step by step instructions.
Materials :
3 standard "cattle panels".
2 rolls of 10'x50' clear plastic. User a heavier grade. I used 6 mil.
1 16-foot 2'x'4, 3 8-foot 2'x2's, 1 8-foot 1'x2'.
A package (100) of 8-inch zip-ties.
2 rolls of clear duct tape.
1 roll of standard electrical tape.
2 simple door hinges, and a simple handle and latch.
4 2-foot sections of rebar.
2 20-foot pieces of PVC. Schedule 40 is okay, but lighter grade will work better for this.
2-inch wood screws.

Vertical Garden Using Plastic Milk Bottles

Moss Bathroom Mat

Moss Bathroom Mats : They don’t need dirt, just water and if they dry, they can live again just by being watered again. Each piece of moss is in a different cell so if one needs to be replaced, it can be done easily. And the humidity of the bathroom ensures that the mosses thrive. And that’s why you need to place it there and not anywhere else.

Self Watering Containers

You need 2 liter bottles, potting soil, seeds, thick string or yarn (either cotton or poly seems to work).

How To :
Cut the bottle in half.
Use a Phillips screwdriver and a hammer to punch a hole in the center of the bottle cap.
Cut a length of yarn/string about 1'-1.5' long, double it over and tie a loop on one end.
Thread the yarn/string through the hole in the bottle cap so that the knot is on the inside of the cap.
Add potting soil and seeds...
You need to water the soil from the top the first time in order to make sure that it is uniformly wet and that the string also is wet.

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts - just cut, place in water, and watch them grow back in days...

Sprouting Green Lentils

Lentils help cleanse and stimulate the kidneys and adrenal system, strengthen the heart and circulation and boost energy and vitality. When lentils are germinated, their nourishment become more easily digestible, and after just 3-4 days of sprouting, their soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and regulate insulin levels, increases 300 percent!

First you’ll need to measure about a cup of lentils and inspect them for stones. Then rinse them really well in cool water and place them in a large bowl of water to soak overnight 8-12 hours. The next morning. You can strain out the excess water, rinse and strain again and then transfer the seeds into a large jar, filling it no more than 1/3 of the way with seeds so that there’s adequate space for growth.

Now, cover the opening of the jar with some cheesecloth and hold it in place with a snug rubber band. For the next few days all you’ll have to do is rinse the seeds with fresh water by filling the jar and draining through the cheesecloth twice a day. If you start to notice any slime, just give a few extra rinses and get it all out.

Keep giving them the fresh rinses + draining for 4-5 days. Once that green leaf pokes out and starts to unfold, they’re ready to harvest. You can use this process to sprout many other seeds and beans (alfalfa, clover, mung, garbanzo, lentil, sunflower).

How to control spiders naturally

Keep this in mind if you start seeing lots of spiders around your place. Natural spider killer or preventer... take one cup of vingar, one cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows; refresh after it rains.

Green Home Ideas : Pigeon Toe Ceramics

All of Pigeon Toe Ceramics vessels are thrown on the wheel in porcelain, then embellished by hand to form their unique, organic shapes and designs.

Good Composting Tips

Collect all grass clipping and yard trash but be certain to mix with the "brown" materials like leaves and shredded paper to add carbon. Do not compost meats or pet dropping. Stick with food scraps and yard waste only. Avoid all pesticides or herbicide treated material. Keep your compost damp but not wet. Turnover the pile as often as you can. every time you turn it will speed up the procedure. worms and most bugs are ok. No need to go crazy trying to keep bugs out of your compost. Add compost to your garden a few weeks before you plant.

Growing a Pineapple in Water From a Pineapple Top

First, Firmly twist the crown off. It will come off fairly easily. Then take the crown and pull off the lower leaves until you have about an inch or more of the core. You don't need them and they will get in the way of rooting the pineapple. Fill a jar with water and plop your crown into the jar. Place your pineapple jar in an area that gets decent light. then Within two weeks, some nice roots should develop. Then you can plant the pineapple whenever you're ready.

If you want fruit, you'll have to keep it in a sunny location. Otherwise, the pineapple will develop long slender leaves but will not fruit.

building a perfect raised bed

The materials for a the raised bed:
One 6-foot-long 4-by-4
Six 8-foot-long 2-by-6s
One 10-foot-long 1-inch PVC pipe
Two 10-foot-long ½-inch PVC pipes
32 3½-inch #14 wood screws and 16 ½-inch #8 wood screws
One 4- by 10-foot roll of ¼-inch-mesh hardware cloth
Eight 1-inch galvanized tube straps
32 cubic feet (1 1/5 cu. yd.) soil mix (look for combination of topsoil, compost, and potting soil).

curly succulent "Moraea Tortilis"

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar: Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Automatic Outdoor Pet Drinking Fountain

We have a large dog and have had our first and only Water Dog in operation since 2005.

We had to install a newer style exterior faucet on the house so it could seat properly initially, and we pull it in the house every time the temperature goes below 35 degrees. Needless to say, it is in most of the winter. However, we've had the same one in operation for 6 years, changing the batteries every Summer, and reinstalling it every Spring.

Our dog loves it and so do we. He's taught other dogs to use it as well. He figured out how to avoid the hot water in the pipes on hot days, by going up to it and letting it run for a minute before he takes a drink. Before we got the Water Dog, he would tip his bowl over, or it would get full of dirt and mud. This removes the bowl from being a play toy, and assures him of fresh, cool, available water everytime he wants it. He gets excited every Spring when it goes back up. It is starting to give us problems this year, by not always sensing his presence, but we believe if we pull the sensor screens and clean them, it might solve the problem. If not, we will definitely buy another one.
No standing water, no bothering you, no dehydrated dogs, no cleaning of pet bowls, no worries.

How to make a Leaf Stepping Stones

In a bucket or pail, mix two cups of cement with 1 cup of water to create a thick paste. spread the cement mixture onto each leaf. Allow the cement to dry then Flip the mold over, and remove each leaf.

How to plant peas in a garden

Peas are a prime example of the difference between shop purchased vegetables and those fresh from the garden. Fresh peas win every time, on taste, texture and food value.
How To Plant:>
If your garden soil is workable and not too wet, you can get the seeds in the ground. After planting, keep the seeds well watered. when the seedlings are a couple of inches tall, give them support so that they don't tumble down into a tangled snarl. bind your pea vines into their supports with strips cut from old stockings or pantyhose. It's smart recycling, and it stretches as the vine grows.
When to Harvest:
At peak ripeness the outer shell will be bright green, if you wait too long the peas will lose their sweetness and turn hard. Morning is the best time to peak, because the sugar content is highest then. pick the vines as the peas ripen. If you do that, the plants will keep flowering and continue to produce.

Hanging Trellis Herb Garden

The idea of an herb garden is a good one, especially for those looking for low maintenance gardens. That said, the idea of a bunch of little pots all over your deck, stoop, or balcony aren't always appealing. Instead of keeping it under foot, check out this wall mounted version instead!

Indigo Crossing

Indigo Crossing

This public park in Lima

This public park in Lima was created in the middle of the the city, and incorporates recycled tires for planters and a children’s playground. A few rolling hills and grass-cushioned benches complete Lima’s urban public garden.

Grass and Stone

I've always loved the look of pavers with grass or ground cover growing between them.

house and garden, city gardens

house and garden, city gardens


Emerald Green, or most greens for that matter, are difficult to use in your home. Unless you want everything around the green walls, carpets, sofas or whatever, to appear pink, you either stay away from green or know how to match it. The safest way is to leave the green shades outside like they have here.

Beautiful Topiary Gardens

Beautiful Topiary Gardens

Continuous cilantro growing method

Steps :
Select a bowl-shaped container at least 18 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches deep.
Fill the pot with a fast-draining potting soil; mix in an organic granular fertilizer.
Before seeding, moisten the soil using a fine spray from the hose. Because the seeds are fairly small, mix them in a bowl with sand (3 parts sand to 1 part seed) so they'll disperse more evenly. Sow the seeds, then cover lightly with soil.
Gently mist the soil  so as not to displace the seeds.
Place containers in full sun or, if you live in a hot climate, light shade. Seeds should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
Harvest at least weekly to keep leaves coming. Using this method, it's possible to harvest four crops of cilantro from a single pot.

Can you tell I am addicted to succulents?

Can't get enough of them, and no garden is complete without a few,(or who am I kidding, ... dozens), of succulents, as well as some complementary bromeliads such as Dyckias and Aechmea recurvata cultivars that can handle full hot sun. Again, even if nothing ever bloomed here, the color contrasts and variations on a theme complement each other. Echeverias, Sedums, Aloes, I could actually design a garden only using these 3 plant groups, but not being a real minimalist, I've never tried such a limited plant composition. Certainly the textural, color and seasonal variation of these 3 is sufficient that it could be done...

These plantings are also a good example of flow in a garden, and how it gives a sense of movement, leading the eye to the final platform at the seat/bench.

Forcing bulbs in water and rocks

In a glass container, make a bed of polished stones or glass beads. Orient each bulb with its flat side down and position it atop the stone bed. After each bulb has been seated, fill the spaces between the bulbs with more stones. Fill the container with water to slightly below the base of the bulbs. and Enjoy.

stunning wisteria path

stunning wisteria path

Easy Way to Grow Moth Orchids

Moth orchids are some of the least expensive, most common, and longest-blooming orchids available. In fact, one bloom spike can look great for four months or more. The flowers appear in shades of white, pink, red, green, yellow, orange, and purple.
How to Grow Them: Give moth orchids (Phalaenopsis selections) a spot in low, medium, or bright light and water weekly or every other week. Promote more and larger blooms by feeding moth orchids monthly with a fertilizer formulated for orchids. The plants do best in temperatures from 50 to 75F.
Here's a Hint: A drop in temperatures helps encourage them to bloom.

Make little planters for a windowsill garden from old tea tins

Make little planters for a windowsill garden from old tea tins

Great idea to attract butterflies

Great idea to attract butterflies

Make your own potato tower

Make your own potato tower

How to make your own stone flower pot

How to make your own stone flower pot

Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower with Annuals

Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower with Annuals

curly succulent "Moraea Tortilis"

curly succulent "Moraea Tortilis" commonly known as "spiral grass"