How to Grow a Succulent Terrarium

A good friend has a gorgeous collection of succulent terrariums in her home. Every time I visit her, I gravitate toward that area. It really is beautiful. Her terrariums contain some of the prettiest and most colorful succulents. Because of this, I have been inspired to start growing my own. One of the first things […]

DIY Terra Cotta Fountain

The sound of running water is calming and very relaxing. This is the reason why a lot of homeowners include a water feature in their gardens, usually a large fountain. But not everyone can afford such luxury, right? Fortunately, there’s a less expensive alternative for that. If you’re looking for a great water feature for […]

How to Make Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

Growing plants require that you give them tender loving care. This is part of the reason why most people are hesitant to do so. If you’re planning on growing some plants indoors but you think you’re not ready for the commitment, here’s a great project that you will love. This DIY self-watering starter seed pots […]

Grow Your Own Space Saving Vertical Onion Planter

Imagine how convenient it would be to have access to fresh onions all year round. I’m not talking about those that you buy from supermarkets – those aren’t guaranteed fresh, right? I’m referring to having your own onion plants, grown indoors, by your own hands. Think about this: when you want a fresh onion for […]

Build Your Own Earth-Sheltered Greenhouse

We need safe and natural food that are pesticide-free and aren’t genetically modified. If you want to make sure that what you’re eating is safe, you need to grow your own. But this doesn’t come easy. The lack of space and extreme weather conditions can be huge problems. The solution is to build an underground […]

DIY Garden Obelisk

A wooden garden tower would look good in a garden as it provides a sharp contrast to its natural surroundings. The geometric nature of an obelisk will add a beautiful touch. It’s crisp, structured lines and edges will allow the tower to stand out. This is a simple project, actually. However, there are angled cuts […]

How to Grow Luffa for Sponges

You’ve probably had or used a loofah sponge, whether in the bath or for cleaning around the house. But did you know it was made from a vegetable?  While much of the marketing of loofahs shows the sponge in a seaside setting, surrounded by seashells and lapping water, loofahs are not the remains of an […]

How to Make a Concrete Leaf-Shaped Bird Bath

One of the many joys of owning a garden is having birds come over. The sound that they make is music to the ears – very calming and relaxing, indeed. This is why some homeowners put up birdhouses and feeders. These are invitations to stay. Additionally, you can lure birds by providing them with a […]

How to Make Planters Out of Wine Barrels

You don’t need a lot of space to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. All you really need is a container, a growing medium, water, and sun, and you can start growing some tasty things. Plant breeders know that after taste, home gardeners want high yields from small spaces, so they develop varieties that can […]

Make your Own Raised Garden Bed with Screen

Raised bed gardening is far from a new concept in gardening. In the old days, gardeners used to double dig their beds to form rectangular or circular mounds 1-1 ½ ft. high, with sloping edges. In fact, raised beds are still standard practice in many places that receive much rain. Apart from ensuring good drainage, […]