Thee Phone Booth Planter is finally here! You’ve seen the teaser: now we’re excited to share with you one of our most interesting projects to date! We’ve got two ideas in store; we’ll show you one today and the other one next week! Continue reading
Category Archives: Outdoor Projects
Outdoor Privacy Screen – with Junk Find!
An outdoor privacy screen is sometimes all it takes to keep the peace. You know the proverb: the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! Well, our house in the burbs has a wooden fence that surrounds it. It’s great that it defines the boundaries, but it’s not so great for privacy. As you can see by the picture below, we have a distracting view of our neighbour’s pool in the back yard. No grass – just a cool, refreshing, inviting pool that we don’t have access to 🙂 As if the sightline isn’t bad enough, noise transference is an issue too. Continue reading
Reshape a Pom Pom Topiary – How to Prune
With spring on the horizon, it’s time to reshape a pom pom topiary and start puttering in the garden again! Continue reading
Container Garden on the Cheap
A container garden is a great way to beautify a small outdoor space. Today I have some tips on planting and on how to find supplies on the cheap. If you really want to get a jump on next year, plan in the Fall. That’s when you’ll find the bargains. Continue reading
How to Train Clematis Now for Beautiful Blooms
We’re showing you how to train clematis now for beautiful blooms by summer! If you train clematis right, it will reward you with lots of beautiful blooms! Isn’t that what we all want in the garden?
Front Porch Privacy Screen
Today I’m bringing back a popular post, our Front Porch Privacy Screen, but showing you more detail of the process. Continue reading
Muskoka Chair Challenge at Ontario Science Centre
Who doesn’t love a good throw down? Several year ago we had the opportunity to take part in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) Muskoka chair challenge (or Adirondack chair as our neighbours to the south call it)! The objective: to create a unique Muskoka chair that would appeal to OSC visitors during the summer months. Continue reading
Backyard Pond DIY – Add Zen with a Water Feature
A backyard pond DIY is the ultimate in tranquility.
If you read our previous post on how to create a small water feature to add curb appeal to your front garden, you’ll know that we were just warming up. For our next pond, we’re building a zen water feature! That first little pond in the front was just a practice run for this bigger one we built in our backyard: Continue reading
Rock Garden: Low Maintenance Gardening (Part 2)
The rock garden, part two of Low Maintenance Gardening is another phase of our dry creek bed project. Continue reading
Landscaping a Dry Creek Bed (Low Maintenance Gdn)
Landscaping a dry creek bed is the first phase of our low maintenance garden project. After finishing the stone patio installation in our backyard, we were left with a lonely patch of grass in the back corner. It didn’t really make sense to get out a lawn mower every week to mow such a small area; not to mention how awkward it would be to maneuver it past our patio set! More importantly, not using electricity to cut the grass – or water to keep it green – is the sustainable way to go! Continue reading
Slugs on Hostas? Holey Hosta Batman!
It took us a while to perfect how to get rid of slugs on hostas! Want to get rid of slugs on hostas too? Read on to find out how to use copper blocker! Continue reading
Muskoka Chair Throw Down Designs
The Muskoka chair throw down is on! So you’re here to find out how we did in this friendly competition? Continue reading
Create a Small Water Feature
There’s nothing more calming than the tranquil sound of water trickling from a water feature. What better way to greet guests than having one right by the front door?! Continue reading
Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas
It’s time to start thinking about outdoor privacy screen ideas for your garden! This guide will give you ideas to start building your own trellises and privacy screens. With Spring on the horizon, I find myself thinking about outdoor projects! When you live in a suburban neighbourhood, where the houses are packed in like sardines, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of privacy.
The smaller trellises are ideal for using up scraps of wood you might already have on-hand.
Outdoor Mirror for the Garden
An outdoor mirror for the garden is an easy solution to a very real problem around here. You’ve got to use every trick in the book to make your outdoor space feel more expansive than it really is If you live in a teeny tiny house on a teeny tiny suburban lot like us. What better way to do that than with mirror? Mirror isn’t just for indoor decor; it can be a piece de resistance in the great outdoors too. Continue reading