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Flower Pot Dress Up

Don't throw out those old flower pots. You can dress them up.

Save your fabric pieces and use it to wrap your flower pots. Lace also looks very good. Is all you will need is the following.

1. fabric/lace

2. glue that will stick to your type of flower pot.

(read the side of the glue and it will tell you what the glue sticks best to.)

3. scissors

4. buttons, glitter, bling bling if desired

 

Once you have collected all your materials find a nice work and begin by cutting the fabric to fit your flower pot. Before adding the glue to the pot check the fabric piece to make sure it fits just right.

Once it's cut place the glue on your pot and begin wrapping the fabric around the pot smoothing it out with your fingers as you go. You will need to press down and work some of the areas out that have trapped air. Let the glue dry before you add buttons or glitter on the flower pot. Idf you are looking for more great ideas go to Pintrest and search fabric covered flower pots.

Enjoy!

Fall Flowers

 

The fall season is on its way. It's time to start thinking about your fall flowers.

There are many great colors to choose from. Some of the most popular flowers are:

 

1. Aster

2. Toad Lily

3. Goldenrod

4. Russian Sage

5. Sedum

 

These are some of the most popular ones although there are many more to pick from.

Your next adventure after picking out what flowers you want in your garden would is to decide how to plant them.

Enjoy your fall flower selection. 

 

If you want to see more great fall flowers you can search google images for "fall garden flowers"

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Fall Gardens

The fall season is among us. It's time to start planning for your next planting season. I don't know about you but I have a hard time deciding what to plant for the up coming season. I like to search on-line to get good ideas. I also thing about the holidays. "what will I need for the up coming holidays?"

I have found that making a plan and creating a list works great for me.

If you google images of fall gardens in your state you will see many neat ideas.

 

Gardens around the United States

 There are many beautiful gardens to visit all around the United States.

If you are looking for a beautiful place to go on vacation why not visit a few?

There are many web sites you can visit to plan your adventure. I linked a few I liked.

 

BBC Travel

http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130515-ten-north-american-gardens-worth-travelling-for 

This site has a list of the top ten North American gardens worth traveling.

 

Garden Ponds

Adding a garden pond to your  yard can benefit you in more ways than one. In our yard we have a lot of low lying water that has no where to go. This is when I decided, "lets dig a pond."

A pond would also be neat for fishing in the summer and ice skating in the winter if you live in the northern states.

After looking on Pintrest I realized there are many different ways to make a pond! We have a lot of creative people in this world.

There are many benefits to having a pond in your yard.

Below I have attached a few images of ponds that I found on Pintrest and wanted to share.

 

 

 

Garden Path

Looking at all the DIY creative garden paths on our Facebook page has inspired me to give it a try. 

I have seen many beautiful DIY walk ways made out of a collection of rocks, broken concrete, marbles, and more! My first step is to start collecting my creative materials.

With a little searching I have found directions on how to put in my own garden path. I also watch a lot of DIY network.

They are always tearing up back yards and laying walk ways.

I have been on Craigs List a lot! If you go under the free section you might get lucky. I see a lot of free broken up concrete.

The trick to this is you want one side to be flat so that it is easy to lay.

I have also thought about using the following:

golf balls, river rocks, glass bottle

bottoms (bottoms facing up and tops cemented down

(be very careful not to cut yourself!)), sliced treated tree stumps, or old plates.

The list is just my thoughts as well as some of the ideas I came across on Facebook and Pintrest.

Making your own DIY  garden path can be really fun!

Get your kids involved and have them help you.

The idea is to get creative and make it personal.  

 

Save Water, Time, and Money

The cost of water is on the rise!

If you are looking for ways to save money, time and water then you need to check out Mister Landscaper's Quality DIY low-flow irrigation kits.

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We are a company that backs our products. If you have a question our support team is here to help. You can reach us directly or contact us on  Facebook and Twitter. We will respond.

 

 

 

DIY Garden Apron

I am always loosing my tools in the yard and around the house depending on the craft I am into. With a little searching I have found a few ideas on how to make your own garden apron. I really like the idea of making my own so that I can personalize it the way I like. I can add extra pockets and most important I can pick my fabric.

The type of fabric you choose can really express who you are and make it your personal apron or for the men it can be a man belt. 

You will need:

Heavy fabric: You can get creative and pick different patterns for the pockets. The back can be plain unless you want it to be reversable.  

I have seen other aprons made out of an old pair of jeans.

If you choose to use jeans then most of your pockets are done for you. 

Below is an estimate of the cuts of fabric you will need.

This is for a size Large in womans. If you are making one for the man in your life you may need to add more fabric for each piece.

I found the images above on google images. I thought these were neat examples of DIY garden aprons as well.

Size 

  • 1 – 20” x 14  back piece
  • 1 – 23” x  10” apron pockets
  • 1 – 62” x 4” waist band/apron strings

Front

1. face your front piece and back piece towards each other. You will be sewind the two short ends together as well as the bottom. leave 1 1/2 ince of te side fabric unstiched and open.

You will be ataching the apron strings between these open pieces before sewing them up.

Pockets

2. you have a few choices for the pockets. If you are looking for a rustic look you can pin the fabric down for the pockets without tucking in the deges first. you will sew them on in the desired spot leaving 1/2 inch all the way around. Once you wash the apron the outer edges of the pockets will frey and give you a rustic looking garden apron. The 2nd choice is to fold the edges in and press with the iron to get them to lay smooth. Next you will pin in place and sew.

3. waist band

note for later: (This can be trickey to flip once done. If you sew a string to one end of the fabric as long as the apron string you can easily pull the string  to turn the fabric inside right. If you don't use the string it will just take a little longer to turn it inside right.)

You are going to fold the waist band/apron string over hot dog style. The nice side that you want to see later will be folded in. Next you need to pin the long open end together iron if needed and then sew it all the way across and sew up one end. ( If you used the string idea you will want to sew up the end with the string attached). once done you will want to Turn the long piece inside right. This is where you can use the string to pull it through. Once it is fliped you can cut the string off. 

4. Attach waist band

Now you can attach the band to the open flaps of the main apron. You will want to measure to make sure you leave an even amount on both sides to tie. Fold the open part over and sink the apron band between the two folded open pieces of fabric. Once in place pin down, iron and sew up. 

5. You will want to tuck and sew the open end of the apron as well. 

Now it is time to enjoy your personal garden apron.

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Too Much Water

If you notice that the lower leaves on your plants are turning yellow or younger leaves are turning brown this could be a sign that your plants are getting too much water. You may also notice that your plants look wilted. Another sign is that the soil around your plants may appear green. These are all signs of over watering your plants.

Plants need to breath just as much as they need water. When the plants roots have too much water they can't breath and slowly start to suffocate. If the top of a plants soil is still damp then you know they have enough water.

If you are looking for a solution to giving your plants the right amount of water then check out www.misterlandscaper.com for the perfect solution. Mister Landscaper sells DIY low-flow irrigation. It is very affordable and easy to install. The Mister Landscaper low-flow irrigation kits will give your plants the perfect amount of water while saving you time, money, and water.

 

 

 

How To Make a Garden Pot Man

We have all seen those cute, sometimes funny Terra Cotta Pot people on Facebook, Pinterest, or even in a Garden or two.  How in the world are they put together.  This Blog is designed to show you how, step by step to do just that, so you can have one of these unique creations in your garden to astound your neighbors with your ability to create unique garden art.

Step 1: Cut two long ropes for arms, and two longer ropes for legs.

Step 2: Arms – String 4” squat terra cotta pots through holes, knotting between pots for spacing.

Step 3:  Legs – string 4” terra cotta pots through holes, knotting between pots for spacing.

Step 4: Thread both arm ropes through the bottom of a 6” pot for the head.

Step 5: Thread both leg ropes through bottom of a 8” pot for the body.

Step 6: Continue leg ropes though second 8” body pot.

Step 7: Attach two body pots with outdoor-grade glue and let dry. Tie off the leg ropes extending Through the top hole.

Step 8: Glue the head and arms to the body

Step 9: Glue moss between the pots as needed

Step 10: Ad scarf, hat, glasses and or a plant head.