Make a Wine Box Herb Garden Fit for a Connoisseur

I loved this idea for a creative herb garden planter by Stephanie Rose. She begins: “A beautiful mix of aromatic herbs planted in a wooden wine box makes for a perfect small-space kitchen garden for those who love to cook and entertain. A wood wine shipping crate is just the right shape and size to […]

Which Vegetables & Herbs Grow Best in Light to Partial Shade?

If areas of your garden receive light-partial shade during the day, there are plants that will actually thrive in that type of lighting.  SeedsNow has shared a simple graphic that lists the crops that are ideal for light-partial shade. They also share an interesting advantage to gardens that have light-partial shade during the day. Click […]

Urban Garden – Do It Yourself Fence Planter

Beth has a small 20’ x 20’ urban garden. Vertical gardens are ideal for small gardens like this. She created this DIY vertical Fence Planter that just explodes with color. In this tutorial she explains how to paint the flower pots, install the hangers and mount the pots. I also liked the little waterfall planter […]

How to Build a Wood Raised Bed Garden for Beginners – Video

This is a great video series by Stephen of Alberta Urban Garden. In this episode he covers everything you need to know about raised bed gardening, including how to build the raised bed enclosure.  His goal is to create a raised bed garden that’s both usable for years and as inexpensive as possible. He discusses: […]

How to Plant Hanging Upside Down Tomatoes

Upside Down tomato planters are popular. DIY tutorials usually use 5 gallon buckets. As Zoe_Roses notes, these planters are usually pretty ugly. Here, she shares her tutorial for making upside down tomato planters in large Coco Baskets. You can hang them from a shepherd’s hook which makes watering easier. Make sure you hang them in […]

How to Start a Butterfly Garden

This is a great post on the North American Butterfly Association site. It explains everything you need to know to establish a garden that attracts butterflies. The post begins: “Tips and Techniques on how to start a butterfly garden. No matter how large or small an area, you can have a butterfly garden that creates […]

10 Secrets for Growing an Edible Urban Balcony Garden

Michelle of the Gardenista site shares 10 tips by Marie Viljoen on how to create an urban balcony garden. One important thing to note is that Marie grows much of her food in her garden. The post begins: “Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one […]

6 Amazing Garden Ponds

Water features like ponds can add a wonderfully peaceful focal point to your garden. In this article, Dan shares 6 beautiful garden ponds. If you see a pond design you like, just click on the red link under the photograph of the pond. You’ll see additional information, tips, and more. I think my favorite is […]

3 Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs

In this post, Kami answers the question “Which kitchen herbs are the easiest to grow?”  She shares 3 kitchen herbs that you can easily grow, even if you haven’t had success in the past growing herbs. She includes photos of each herb and gardening tips, including sunlight, soil and watering information. I don’t want to […]

24 DIY Garden Projects Anyone Can Make

There are a lot of projects that will enhance your backyard or garden and make it a more inviting place to spend time with family and friends. This article shares 24 DIY garden projects. If you see a project that looks interesting, just click the link under the photo and you’ll see more information. Here […]