Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Shells and Succulents


This past Saturday we spent a day in Tarpon Springs, a lovely Greek town, with lots to do and see. Besides eating delicious Greek food we booked a boat tour to a small island for shelling.




What to do with the sand and the shells? display them of course!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Planting a succulent cage



This is a quick little project that's fun and easy to do.
I bought the cage at an Arts & Craft store and stopped on the way home at the nearest box store to get a six-pack of small succulents

the finished project

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Create a Mini Terrarium for the office

Hubby wanted a plant for his desk at the office, low light, dry air… seems perfect for a mini terrarium.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thoughts about chopsticks


This post is not garden related, but is meant for all sushi lovers - go and get yourself a nice pair of chopsticks and a travel case and start saving trees!





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A nesting material basket for the birds



Encourage birds to not just visit but live in your garden by offering food (bird feeder), fresh water (bird bath) a nest box or two, and nesting material.

I'm getting ready for springtime, the nest-building time for the birds in Myrtle Glen, by offering combed-out soft fur from Sam, our German Shepherd Dog.

I like this seed cake feeder box I got at the pet store






Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Growing Lotus from seed

Starting the native American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) from seed is easy.

Start them now in Fall, keep them protected from frost and they will flower next summer.


native American Lotus

The big seeds need to be nicked, so I held them in a vice and filed carefully until I could see the cream-colored inside of the seeds at one spot.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The lazy flowerbed

Lasagna Style :-)

I am sure everyone knows about the lasagna style bed, but since this is one of my most favorite projects (yes, I have many lasagna beds in my yard) I decided to add the 'How To' as a page to this blog.

finished flowerbed


To see pictures and read how we do it, go to the page in the left menu or just click HERE :-)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Just a branch

I got the idea from a nursery, of course their branch was the size if a TREE loaded with huge ferns, orchids and bromeliads. And of course they had the space for it. Here is mine, a downsized version:




To see more pictures and how we did it,  go to the page 'Just a branch'

Sunday, October 16, 2011

plant shelf

A discarded CD rack I found is the perfect size for holding small pots.
DH used 4 screws to secure the shelf to the wall: