Category Archives for "Garden Accessories"

bird watching

8 Tips for Bird Watching in your Yard

Bird Watching Tips Did you know bird watching is the second most popular pastime in North America, second only to gardening? I’ve been having a lot of enjoyment this fall and winter watching the birds just outside my office window. I look out onto a clump of bamboo and a vine-covered archway leading to the […]

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cold frames

Flats and Cold Frames

Constructing Planting Flats and Cold Frames Now that the active gardening season has ended and we have time before spring, use some of that freed-up time to prepare for spring planting. Two essentials for getting your garden off and running in the spring are planting flats and cold frames. Both of these make great woodworking projects for […]

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window boxes

Window Boxes Jazz Up Your Home

Window Boxes Add Color and Charm And that’s true, whether you’re in an apartment, a suburban ranch-style house or a country farmhouse. Filled with bright flowers and cascading greenery, they will add a cheerful touch, enjoyable from both outside and inside. Types of window boxes Many types of window boxes are available. You can make […]

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Hypertufa How-To

What is Hypertufa? Are you tired of paying big dollars for useful garden containers? Sure, you want your containers to be attractive as well as useful, but you can pay over $100 for a large ceramic or terracotta container. Instead, why not make some containers from hypertufa. Hypertufa planters are a lightweight and durable alternative […]

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Choosing Your Outdoor Furniture

Now that spring is here, many people are shopping for outdoor furniture for the patio or deck. After all, nothing beats sitting out in the evening, enjoying the gardens that surround you in your yard, and anticipating that steak you smell as it sizzles on the barbecue. Before you take the plunge and buy, think […]

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