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11 Nifty Ideas For The Garden

Posted By Tipnut On March 26, 2011 @ 2:30 am In Outdoor Gardening | No Comments

Looking for a creative idea or two for the garden? Here’s an assorted bunch of tips and projects, many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for one handy project sheet (and I’ll be adding more goodies to this page over time). Enjoy!

extension.umn.edu

extension.umn.edu

Creating A Butterfly Garden [1]: You’ll find a garden plan included as well as a couple dozen plant ideas to choose from (for attracting butterflies).

Make A Living Wreath [2]: Marrying two popular passions, container gardening and wreath making, living wreaths offer an opportunity to arrange and show off flowers and trailing foliage.

canadiangardening.com

canadiangardening.com

herbcompanion.com

herbcompanion.com

Plants For Homemade Dyes [3]: Here’s an interesting article detailing different types of plants to grow for making your own dyes.

Moss Starter Recipes [4]: Terra cotta, stone, and concrete containers and sculptures all lend themselves nicely to having moss grown on them, giving each one an antique look. Also see this Quick Moss Starter [5].

weekendgardener.net

weekendgardener.net

burkesbackyard.com.au

burkesbackyard.com.au

Make A Succulent Ball [6]: Watering is not a big job at all–just once a week or so! Love it!

Self-Contained System [7]: Perfect for apartment dwellers or those who don’t have time to manage a full-sized garden yet wish to enjoy growing some of their favorite herbs and vegetables.

josho.com

josho.com

rosefile.com

rosefile.com

How To Grow Roses In Pots [8]: This page is packed with information and tips for container gardening with lots of tips for growing roses in pots.

No Dig Method [9]: The idea is to make a foundation of compost/mulch then only use soil where you plant (make a hole in the mulch, stick a handful or two of dirt inside then plant the seedling).

treehugger.com

treehugger.com

sunset.com

sunset.com

Framed Succulent Art [10]: Here, cuttings of assorted succulents knit together to create colorful, textural living tapestries.

One Pot Vegetables [11]: Not a lot of space or new to gardening and want to start small? Here’s an idea for you.

sunset.com

sunset.com

lifeonthebalcony.com

lifeonthebalcony.com

DIY Pallet Project [12]: Transform a wooden pallet into a nifty balcony garden that can accommodate a surprising amount of flowers.

Also check out Growing 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet [13], it’s pretty neat!


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[1] Creating A Butterfly Garden: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/components/DG6711e.html

[2] Make A Living Wreath: http://www.canadiangardening.com/design-and-decor/crafts/create-a-living-wreath/a/30140

[3] Plants For Homemade Dyes: http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/garden-spaces-grow-these-herbs-to-make-natural-dyes.aspx

[4] Moss Starter Recipes: http://www.weekendgardener.net/container-gardening/antique-claypots-110711.htm

[5] Quick Moss Starter: http://heavypetal.ca/archives/2005/12/moss-graffiti/

[6] Make A Succulent Ball: http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2002/archives/2002/in_the_garden/gardening_tips,_books,_techniques_and_tools/succulent_ball

[7] Self-Contained System: http://www.josho.com/gardening.htm

[8] How To Grow Roses In Pots: http://rosefile.com/RosePages/Pots01.html

[9] No Dig Method: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/try-no-dig-gardening-for-your-backyard-vegetables.html

[10] Framed Succulent Art: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/diy-vertical-succulent-garden-project-00400000063442/page11.html

[11] One Pot Vegetables: http://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-veggies/container-vegetable-gardening-00418000067113/

[12] DIY Pallet Project: http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

[13] Growing 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet: http://tipnut.com/grow-potatoes/

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