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Upcycled Bird Bath to Fairy Garden


Broken Bird Bath. I upcycled to Fairy Garden. Add Dirt (Make sure there’s drainage holes). River Rock Border. Dollar Store Items. Cut Succulents. ALL I NEED is Moss Filling (I’ll use fake), a Tall Small Place, a Hanging Vine (Cover broken back), and a few spruces up, like a window, a wind chime on the log house, and a solar rope light (Small twinkly ones) around the rocks, intertwined. I used Dollar Store Sea Shells for Roof of Log House. Now, for the ladies and I to do… Is, await the arrival of our Fairy Friends. (Broken Bird Baths are great for Flowers, etc. Many uses. Don’t toss! Add paint to really spruce this baby up.)

2Liter Plant Protection

YAY! Another Artistic Drawing from Yours Truly!

It’s hard for most bugs or animals to get around, through, the plastic. Add Two Way Tape  for extra protection! Also, great for ORGANIC GARDENING! Upcycles trash! Collects water and directs it to where it’s needed. Easy watering.
Either Cut and place around plant. Burying some. (Can tape back up to secure, but, dirt helps hold it in place.)
Or, Bury some, add in dirt. Plant Seed! Roots will find their way.
USE A RED BOTTLE FOR TOMATOES! Also, cutting off the end, to make the hole larger (Twist end), works for fitting in roots. I would suggest cutting a larger hole. I drew the twist top to show it’s a Bottle.
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Hanging Flower Tower


Reused a Soil Bag. Rolled, tightly, one side- To size of desire. I just heavy duty clear taped it on top, bottom, and center… Worked fine. BE SURE TO PUFF IT OUT AS YOU TAPE, you don’t want to tape it flat! Adding Dirt Helps! I also taped where I was going to cut it at, to reinforce the cut, help it from ripping. For flower openings, I made cuts in it, like this:
I, also, sliced a handle in top, being sure it had enough room from the cut to the top of bag. Taped handle cut to reinforce that. I placed flowers in, filled it rest of way with dirt, hung it up.
Now, I think I’ll work on my spacing a little better, for cuts. We will see how it goes! Also, a tip: Allow to lay flat for a few days-1wk, before hanging.

Beginning of July 2015 Garden Photos – UPDATED!

(July 2015 Gallery Below, Click “Continue Reading” – I do this to not take up too much room on Home Page.)

Photos below were taken at the very beginning of July 2015. It’s coming along nicely… Thus, far…  You’ll see we’ve
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How a Crate can Help your Canopy…

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Many uses of crates. With a Canopy now up and recent storms. We weren’t too convinced that the mini stakes the canopy came with will hold it onto the ground. So, we had an idea with leftover material (Keeping it cheap!). Helping us to weigh this down and spruce it up.
First, we protected the pole with some black plastic, taped around it. Then doubled Burlap into the crate. Then River rock on the bottom 1/4.
Then some dirt. THEN, the Thriller, Filler, Spiller Rule of Thumb for Plant Containers. Thriller is a tall plant (Grasses, coleus, etc.). Then Filler, we just used Marigolds (Leftovers and CHEAP). Spillers are ones that spill over pot. We used Potato Vines… YES, we realize these get about 5, or so, feet long. We’ll figure that out as it happens. Maybe wrap around the crate to cover…?
Now, this is just a quick pic. Flowers haven’t filled in yet. So, it’ll only get prettier. And we are still managing this back corner. Leveled crates, adding to rock and mulch. Will be adding COLOR with decor. Etc. Up to Date photo coming SOON!
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More uses for crates


Here is a with and without photo of 2 plants in regards to using crates. Same plant, about same size. Initially, I used crates to cover and protect the plants, that I just transplanted, from Frost we were due to get ( Using crates over plants with plastic over that. Garbage bags work, as well. Just stretch over… That also makes for great green houses, or earlier planting for warm lovers CHECK OUT GREEN HOUSE CRATE IDEA HERE ). After frost, I took plastic off, but figured I’d keep crates on to keep birds and other pests away from ruining them before they were established. As they were JUST PLANTED a day or two earlier. Yesterday, we had just gotten a flooding amount of rain here. Hard pouring. I forgot to cover one tomato… You can see the difference.
Also, I noticed some plants starting to wilt from the sun. But, the ones that were covered had a little extra shade and were shooting straight up. Once covered, they spruced right back up. Note: I never broke them in… They went straight from my home and into the ground! No weening.
-Great Green Houses
-Great for Earlier Inground Planting for Warm Loving Plants (Melons, peppers, etc)
-Helps Provide a Little Shade
-Takes the Edge Off Hard Rain Falls
-Makes for Great Planters, especially my herbs!

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Dual Insect Repellent & Fungus Fighter- Homemade


One part Skim Milk, 5 parts Water, few drops Regular Dawn Dish Soap. Give a shake. Once settled, spray every few weeks, don’t forget bottom of leaves. Helps greatly with preventing and combating mildew and those annoying insects that eat through your leaves.
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