Outdoor garden decor is the focus of our very first stencil project using Cutting Edge Stencils! Typically the kind of stencil we’re using would go on a wall. But we’re not typical. I can’t wait for you to see our unique idea to turn a wall stencil into stencil art for the garden! But if you read to the very end, we have a giveaway so you can try it out stencilling too. Continue reading
Aside from spending more time with Hubs, this Adirondack chair head pillow is probably the best thing to come out of the stay at home order this year. Hubs hasn’t worked since March so I want him to take advantage of the opportunity to take it easy for change. If anyone deserves some rest and relaxation it’s him. But I bet you do too and I’ll show you how! Continue reading
I wouldn’t have guessed that a fire pit would top my list of favourite upcycles! It’s amazing what you can find kicked to the curb every week. As I walked down the street on this particular day, I spotted it in the distance. Continue reading
I have to say that hypertufa planter chairs are my all time favourite DIY upcycle project for the garden! What could be better than a ‘seat cushion’ made of succulents? Continue reading
This is a project that was 7 years in the making because I couldn’t bring myself to destroy a perfectly good guitar! However, when Hubs came across an abandoned guitar that was beyond saving as an instrument, it was game on! In the meantime, we kept busy with these 10 outside the box planter ideas. Continue reading
Why would you repurpose your bathroom fixtures in the garden? Because you can! When we left off in our last post, we had a blank section of fencing at the entry to our backyard that needed a little somethin’ somethin’. Continue reading
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
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
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
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?
Today I’m bringing back a popular post, our Front Porch Privacy Screen, but showing you more detail of the process. Continue reading
Soda bottle crafts are a great way to create a unique planter. Here in Canada, as the seasons turn, it can be quite a while before we see green pastures again. It’s a great time of year to introduce a cheerful hanging system. Brighten up your indoor space with plants – but this recycle works perfectly outdoors too! Continue reading
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 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
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.
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