Building a Living Fence

Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s a major player in a local ecology, probably…

Heirloom Vegetable Plants

Handed down from generation to generation, heirlooms have tended to be selected for flavor, not how well they survive shipping or how perfect they look. That’s why ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes are so sweet and juicy, lemon cucumbers so zesty and…

Giant Chess Board

I think this would be such a fun thing to have in my yard. It could either be used as a checkerboard, a chess board or to play a ton of games with my kids. Their imaginations would come alive with different ways to use this. Materials :…

Strawberry Planter

First of all, choosing pallets for diy projects involves a bit of know-how. You need pallets that are in good condition, without rot, and which have not been treated with chemical insecticides. Keep clear of any pallets that have been…

Growing Tulips in Pots

In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit. I love this! How to…

Homemade Wood Bees Killer Spray

Wood Bees "Carpenter Bees" Nasty to get rid of. They come back year after year and more holes only attract more the following spring. And woodpeckers love to eat them. Once they bore into the wood and lay eggs, the woodpeckers will tear the…