Fretwork Garden Fence

Fretwork Garden Fence

Perseverance really does pay off, and I am so happy with this little fretwork garden fence I built this weekend.

It was probably not the best project for this novice at DIY to start with, but I really am happy with how this second attempt at the idea turned out! read more

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Planter Tweaks and Mr. Toad

All of my planters are filling in nicely, but that doesn’t stop me tweaking things here and there. Here are a couple of the planter tweaks I’ve made and an introduction to my new gardening buddy. read more

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About Roundup

I could really care less that my lawn is full of dandelions and creeping charlie, so I’ve never used herbicides to keep my lawn looking lush and green. But (cue up the booing and hissing) Roundup has its place in my tool shed. read more

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Meteor Shower Verbena

Meteor Shower Verbena
Meteor Shower Verbena used as the thriller in a mixed patio planter of PW varieties.

Meteor Shower Verbena is a new plant and a new type of plant from Proven Winners. I’ve seen it here and there at garden centers and the more I see it the more I like it.

It’s a Verbena Bonariensis bred for a more compact habit. Suggested for sun to part sun, it’s still a tall plant reaching 20-30″ in height. I like the way the blooms sit so far above the foliage, almost as if suspended above the plant. It seems to take away some of the gawkiness such a tall plant could otherwise have in a planter. read more

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DIY Fence Fail

Fretwork Corner Garden Fence

I spent the weekend making these two sections of a fretwork garden fence. I came up with the idea when I saw this really pretty DIY Geometric Fretwork Screen made from 2 x 2 lumber while scrolling through Pinterest. read more

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