5 Ways To Use Dried Banana Peels As A Fertilizer

Banana peels are really rich in nutrients. This is a neat article that explains five different ways to prepare bananas for use as fertilizer in the garden. Using the sun to dry out banana peels How to dry banana peels in the oven and prepare as a fertilizer How to make a fertilizer spray using […]

Fall Container Gardening Ideas

I found this post on the Southern Living website and was blown away by the photography and the beautiful container arrangements they put together for the Fall. The post begins: “Bring a seasonal splash of color to your entryway by mixing and matching eye-popping blooms with rustic grasses and foliage in your fall container gardens. […]

66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden

This is a terrific article that has a starter list of 66 plants you can grow in containers. You can click on any link to get more information. The list includes: Fruit Trees Citrus Fruits Tropical Fruits Some Surprise plants Veggies Melons Herbs Root Vegetables Other Healthy Veggies Click on the 66 Things You Can […]

How to Light the Small Garden

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. HGTV has some nice ideas for lighting your outdoor garden. You can click through the gallery of ideas to see if there’s something that will work in your garden.. Click on the How to Light the Small Garden link below and enjoy! How […]

How to Make DIY Birdseed Cakes

Would you like to make a simple birdseed cake that you can hang from a tree for the birds? Pam has a nice, simple birdseed cake recipe that will make the birds in your back yard happy and well-fed. One thing I love is the use of inserted twigs which the birds can use as […]

Make a DIY Butterfly Feeder

Lynn Coulter shares some incredibly easy ways to make a DIY Butterfly feeder. She adapts the butterfly watering station featured in Kylee Baumle’s book, The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly . She begins with: “It may not seem like a feast to you, but a dish of decaying fruit is just the ticket to lure butterflies to your […]

Attract Pretty Pollinators with an Irresistible Butterfly Garden

Stephanie Rose shares a great post that explains everything you need to know to attract butterflies to your garden. She begins with: Butterflies are beautiful to watch flitting about the garden and they are essential pollinators for a large number of plants. Many butterfly populations are dwindling right now, but with a few minor tweaks […]

How to Make Stacked Buckets of Flowers for Your Garden

  Old galvanized buckets make wonderful planters for flowers, especially if you stack them for a waterfall effect. This article explains how to prepare the buckets, what to add in addition to soil, and how to stack the buckets. Plant your favorite flowers in each bucket and you have a beautiful rustic planter. I think […]

32 Inspiring Garden Fountains

  Adding a fountain to your garden or backyard adds the soothing and relaxing sound of running water. This article shares 32 different garden fountains. If you see a fountain you like, just click on the picture and you’ll see more details. I only saw one or two DIY tutorials. These are mostly for inspiration. […]

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

This is a great photo gallery of 40 different small garden ideas.  As you start your garden planning, you might get some inspiration from  some of these garden spaces. Click on the 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden link below to see some great small garden ideas. 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden