Cadre photo avec une vieille porte Ces vieilles portes en verre, très rustiques, peuvent facilement se transformer en objets déco récup originaux… Matériel nécessaire : une vieille portedes photos (légèrement plus grandes que les carreaux de la porte)des patères (ou pas)du scotch Ces vieilles portes en verre, très rustiques, partent généralement en direction de la déchetterie dès le moindre changement de déco. Voici la preuve qu’avec un peu d’imagination et peut-être un peu de patine selon l’état général de la porte, on peut en faire des objets déco récup originaux. Pour moderniser l’ensemble, on peut aussi redessiner les contours des photos avec une ou plusieurs couleurs ou même une bande masking tape. Difficulté : Temps : Coût : Ateliers, DIY & tutos créatifs, Déco, Décoration industrielle & récup, Décoration nature & cosy, Idées pour un salon, Idées pour une chambre d'adulte, Idées pour une entrée, Idées pour une salle à manger, Spécial Recyclage | photo, porte, récup, récupération, recyclage
How to start a vegetable garden Spring has sprung, and even if you have a black thumb, you may be feeling inspired to dig in the dirt. How about starting a vegetable garden? Though the process involves more than picking a random spot, making holes and planting seeds, taking these simple steps can help ensure a successful growing season. Plan your plot. Test the soil. Purchase the right tools. Prep the soil. Choose the right seeds. Plant your seeds. Keep it up. Have other ideas on how to start a vegetable garden? See also: MNN homepage photo: tboard/Flickr
Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers - Organic Gardening Each spring, I grow legions of onions and shallots from seed, and my biggest challenge is keeping them weeded. Last year, I planted pinches of arugula between the short rows of shallots, and the leafy, fast-growing arugula smothered any weeds and showed remarkably little damage from flea beetles, which often plague it. The arugula was ready to harvest just when the shallots needed room to grow. In a eureka moment, I realized I had discovered a vegetable companion-planting partnership I could use year after year to make my garden healthier and more productive. The idea of “companion planting” has been around for thousands of years, during which time it has become so besmirched with bad science and metaphysics that many gardeners aren’t sure what it means. The current definition goes something like this: Companion planting is the establishment of two or more species in close proximity so that some cultural benefit, such as pest control or increased yield, may be achieved. Measuring Success
Tutorial: How to Make a Mason Jar Lantern So, here's a little tutorial for you, courtesy of the dapper Mr. Beeper. Last summer I handed him a crate of mason jars and asked him to make some lanterns out of them that we could hang in the back yard--and this was the result. Today, it is about my favorite feature in our yard--instant ambiance in a jar (um, pun intended). Get your own ambiance-making instructions right here:DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL And step by step photos above for your reference. And this is what I recommend you do by the light of your mason jar lanterns: pour yourself a glass of white wine, set your bare feet in the grass, listen to the crickets, and think about nothing (or Jude Law, if you really want to).
Cocottes berlingots pour Pâques Ce weekend, c’est Pâques… et peut-être que chez vous aussi ça rime avec rassemblement familial et décoration festive. Voici donc une idée à personnaliser pour créer simplement une petite décoration originale pour Pâques. Le blog tourne un peu au ralenti en ce moment pour cause d’arrivée prochaine de bébé n°2 (et de beaucoup choses à terminer avant et grosse fatigue), je voulais programmer quelques articles mais aucun n’est vraiment fini, je tenais quand même à vous proposer ces petites cocottes de Pâques à imprimer et à customiser que j’avais prévu depuis un petit moment et qui arrivent un peu à la dernière minute :). Je vous propose donc de les télécharger gratuitement pendant deux jours sur la boutique. Vous pouvez les utiliser en décoration de table, en boîte à friandises, à poser, à suspendre, à cacher dans le jardin… Plus de détails et d’idées de customisation, dans le mode d’emploi fourni avec les gabarits : à télécharger ici.
Garden Article: Growing Ginger Do you love Asian foods, ginger ale and pumpkin pie? It’s the taste of ginger that’s won you over. Zingiber officinale is easy to grow and makes for a great project with kids. And with its attractive foliage, this plant will add beauty to your home and garden, as well. Just pick up a root from your grocery store’s produce section and get growing! Because ginger root tubers grow right near the soil surface, don’t bury them when you transplant them to your garden. Photo Credit: John Buettner Simply lay the ginger root on the top of the potting soil to “plant” it. Pull the roots from the ground and allow them to dry in the open air before removing the stalks and harvesting. Ginger root is sold in a clump that’s often called a “hand.” Planting is easy as pie: Simply pick a pot that’s at least twice the diameter as the length of your root section. Studies say ginger’s peak flavor arrives at 265 days. With proper care, your ginger can reach 2-4 feet tall. Candied Ginger
companion planting | decisive moments I am keen to try out companion planting – the practice of planting beneficial plants with each other. I started last year and had some success so this year I hope to try some different things. There are a few different aspects to companion planting – some plants improve the flavour and growth of others, some attract beneficial insects and some repel them. three sistersMany cultures have a similar planting method based on wisdom and observation. insects borage flower Some plants produce volatile oils that deter certain pests. shape and smell Some plants have shapes or smells that confuse insects – so for example planting onions with carrots is said to help deter carrot fly. Allelopathy flavour and growth enhancement This is an interesting idea with chamomile as one example – said to increase the essential oils of other plants so is meant to make them tastier (cabbages, cucumber and onions). bee collecting pollen from a giant sunflower I will report back on my own experiments.
Ducks in a Row - All Things Parties + DIY: DIY Pillows Made from Daddy's Shirts Want a little insight into what my husband signed up for when he said "I do"? I've had a box squirreled away in the bottom of the closet for the past three years. Every time my husband has announced that he's going to sort through his clothes and get rid of old items, I'd hover over him like a ravenous vulture circling a horse carcass. I would wait on baited breath for an old button-down shirt to hit the "give away" pile, swoop in, nab the shirt with my sharpened craft talons, and hastily slink off to the box in the bottom of my closet. I hope your mental image of me doing this involved drooling and a hunchback. So what, pray tell, could possibly evoke such strange behavior? With no change in sight, I decided to curb my hoarding habits and do something with my secret stash of shirts before a family of squirrels decided to make a home in my closet. Supplies for Shirts Instructions for Shirts As a disclaimer, I'm not a seamstress, so I just "winged" it with a handheld stitcher. 1. 2. 3. 8.
Déco en papillon Growing a Healing Garden | Mama Knows Rating: 7.9/10 (9 votes cast) When you visit your local market or garden centre, check out their herb selection. You may be surprised at the varieties of herbs that are available. Not only do quite a few of them provide beautiful flowers, but there is an added benefit – you can use them for medicinal purposes without a worry. So – what better way to enjoy spring then to get out and get active in your garden, clean it out, plant some pretty annuals or perennials and add herbs as well? Here are a few ideas for your own herb garden – easy to grow plants with medicinal properties. Here are 12 the most popular herbs that are easy to grow: Peppermint: Peppermint Peppermint tea is a traditional remedy for an upset stomach or gas,because it supposedly relaxes gut muscles. Echinacea or Coneflower: Echinacea or Coneflower Herbalists use an extract of this common cold preventive to boost the immune system and the production of white blood cells. Sage: Sage Rosemary: Rosemary Dog Rose: Dog Rose Lavender: Thyme
Create your own Vertical Garden - Living walls and Vertical Gardens Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces! Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits. The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems by Bright Green. There are two different sized panels (10 and 45), and each are planted, then hung on the wall using their included mounting bracket. The last images are of living walls made from felt pockets. These ‘pockets’ are very easy to install and plant. If you’re looking to build one yourself, you can visit Urban Zeal Planters (uzplanters.com) to see all your options.
Hang up a Mason jar planter | Growing, Making | The Simple Things Is there no end to things you can do with a Mason jar? We’ve already expressed our love for Mason jar chandeliers, now we’re thinking of going green and upcycling them into a wall planter, à la Not Just a Housewife. Blogger Stacy had a brainwave in the midst of a peach-canning spree, and knocked up this quirky Mason jar wall planter using leftover jars, some wood and clamps. If you’re worried about drainage (admittedly, it might be a bit of an issue), fill your jars with water, add some pretty flowers and you’ll have your very own floral wall display!
Support à boucles d'oreilles Fabriquez un support à boucles d’oreilles en recyclant des bâtons de glace, pour ne plus que vos bijoux se mélangent dans le fond d’une boite ! Matériel une dizaine de bâtons de glace nettoyés (ou vendus directement en magasins de loisirs créatifs)de la gouacheun pinceaude la colle forte en gel Réalisation Peignez les bâtons de glace avec la gouache ; ici j’ai réaliser un dégradé de violet en ajoutant du blanc à ma couleur à chaque changement de bâton. Réalisez le montage à la colle : collez 4, 5 ou même 6 bâtons (selon le nombre de boucles d’oreilles que vous souhaitez accrocher) horizontalement entre deux autres bâtons verticaux. Veillez à laisser sécher plusieurs heures avant d’y accrocher vos boucles d’oreilles ! Partagez cet article sur les réseaux sociaux !
Blog » 5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1. With ‘no-till’ gardening, weeding is largely eliminated. 2. Gardeners are always on the lookout for free sources of clean organic mulch to add to their garden.