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American Begonia Society -Cane-like begonias: like bamboo with flowers. Perlite and Vermiculite for Seed Sowing. Perlite and Vermiculite are both minerals found in nature Both horticultural grade perlite and exfoliated vermiculite are used in gardening, especially seed sowing Both are light, inert, non-organic (not derived from a living organism) substances that are good for maintaining aeration in the soil by maintaining space between the soil particles.

Perlite and Vermiculite for Seed Sowing

Interior Design Styles and Color Schemes for Home Decorating. Gardens Alive - Organic Gardening, Lawn Care, and Natural Pest Solutions. 7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally. It’s a compliment, I’m sure . . .

7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally

The way ants are descending on my kitchen. The sticky sweet smell of homemade strawberry jam is irresistible if I do say so myself. But after watching them take an afternoon dip in my coconut oil I’m not feeling very hospitable. I draw the line at coconut oil, y’all.

Edible Food Forests

Vertical & roof gardens. Plants. Simple Container & Urban Gardening Tips to Grow Your Own Food. 40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens. If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs.

40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens

You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by. How to Build a Stone Fire Pit. Determine the size, shape and location of the fire pit.

How to Build a Stone Fire Pit

Take measurements (height, width and depth) to a stone yard and select the material for the project. Palletized stone is a pallet of pre-sorted premium stone. Texas Cedar Shop - Home. Hackberry psyllids in homes. Insect species that specialise in invading homes in the fall are almost as predictable as the cooler weather itself.

Hackberry psyllids in homes

A number of insect species, like paper wasps, multicolored Asian lady beetles, box elder bugs and cluster flies are already pretty well known to the pest control industry. Red Worm CompostingQuick Facts About Worm Composting. New to worm composting?

Red Worm CompostingQuick Facts About Worm Composting

Looking for some quick and dirty info before jumping in head-first? Well this is will be a great place to get started. Worm composting (also known as vermicomposting) involves the breakdown of organic wastes via the joint action of worms and microorganisms (although there are often other critters that lend a hand) Regular (soil and garden) earthworms cannot be used for worm composting.

They will die if added to an indoor worm bin. Raised Bed Kits, VegTrug Elevated Garden, DIY Garden Corners. Rooftop Outdoor Kitchen in Manhattan. Hyper-whata? Hypertufa Pots, 33 Shades of Green. Hypertufa - Garden Supply Company. Create rustic, textured containers and cast concrete garden accessories in our new DIY Hypertufa Container Gardening and Concrete Leaves Workshops at Garden Supply Co.

Hypertufa - Garden Supply Company

Join us and learn all about Hypertufa container gardening in this exciting new two-part workshop series. In class, you will create a DIY planter and decorative concrete garden art leaf that is “green” and environmentally friendly. Once you learn the process, you will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to make lightweight, stone-like containers from just three simple materials. Hypertufa Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

HOMEGROWN - Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!) American arborist. American Arborist Supplies, a leading supplier to the tree care industry, focuses on providing professional quality tools and supplies at the most competitive prices.

American arborist

Our extremely wide selection of products combined with our prompt shipping and knowledgeable, friendly staff are all here ready to serve your tree care needs. Natural Additives for Depleted Soil. I want to give you the “dirt” on your soil so that if you think the stuff your plants are growing in might need some help, you have an idea what to do.

Natural Additives for Depleted Soil

Because no matter what, having good dirt is the number one thing you can provide your plants for optimal opportunity to flourish. The Nuts and Bolts of the Tiki Coop. Before we broke ground on our tiki coop, we looked at countless examples online of custom-built coops and off-the-shelf coops.

The Nuts and Bolts of the Tiki Coop

It seemed that chicken-keepers spent anywhere from $100 to $1,000-plus on their designs, with huge, tricked-out McCoops on the high end of the scale. We wanted something fairly simple for the limited space we had. Tag Archive for "Outdoor Dining Room" Google Image Result for. 10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans - Tuesday {ten. Each year as the planting season begins, I start to envision the potting bench I will someday be able to put to good use. A strong sturdy base, spacious top, and a dedicated home for all of the pots, tools and garden essentials. Thanks to a mild winter, my husband had a chance to get a jump start on building a storage shed on our property {above left} to house all of our garden and outdoor stuff. There are still a few finishing touches left on the list – though before he can even get the doors on, I’m gathering ideas for the potting bench I have always wanted that will have a home inside.

This week’s Tuesday {ten} is a collection of Potting Bench ideas which include links to the actual step by step building plans. Driveway Gates, Custom Trellis and Arbors beautifully crafted by Trellis Structures. Custom Garden Structures Our custom projects have ranged from carport pergolas and shade pergolas to driveway gates and privacy screens. From large commercial projects to small intimate courtyard gardens, we design and manufacture beautiful, well-crafted garden structures.

Often our client's request for custom trellis designs result in a distinctive solution for their property. Growing squares. Arranged in neat squares around a center fountain, raised beds contain dwarf marigolds, lavender, parsley, rosemary, red-flowered sage, scented geraniums, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and more. Steven Gunther Click to Enlarge To complement their Santa Monica home, George and Kristen Minardos wanted a kitchen garden with a fresh, contemporary look.

Landscape architect Kathleen Ferguson's solution was to install a grid of nine concrete squares, each measuring 30 inches square by 14 inches tall, in the backyard. Eight of the custom-built squares are planters with drainage holes. Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. Main : Urban Hedgerow. Alternative Gardning: Toilet paper roll bird feeder.