Category Archives: Inspiration

Project in a day: Adding life to your forgotten garden

Most of us have experienced this at some point or another… that forgotten corner of your garden that gets no light, nothing grows but weeds and that looks like its too far gone. Mine was under my front tree. Every time I looked at it, I thought “one of these days, I should probably fix that”. That day came on an ambitious Saturday morning after a couple cups of coffee. And while it took some time to get motivated, this redo only took a couple hours. Here’s what I did (hopefully it gives you hope to give that forgotten corner a second chance)

Before (isn’t she a beauty?)

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Round one (picking apart the pieces)

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Time for this garden to get naked

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Taking out the debris

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Getting the under soil wet

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Time for fresh soil

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And more fresh soil…

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He clearly was supervising

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Add Hostas and some decorative plants… and voila!

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Save the Tulips… or at least this one

Did you drop a bud? happens to the best of us. Try putting it in a container of water and you may see it come back to life.

  • Choose a clear glass container (can be a mason jar or something unique)
  • Trim the stem of the bud (if possible) so its cut on a diagonal
  • Fill jar with water, and add bud

This doesn’t work with all plants, however works really well with tulips. However, if you aren’t sure give it a try to see what happens! Tulip-Glass

 

The Easter Bunny got into my plants!

Want to add some colour to your plants this easter? Try adding easter eggs! Decorating easter eggs can be a fun family activity and a great way to express creativity, one egg at a time. This weekend we spent some time decorating eggs using crayon shavings and food colouring. The results were lots of colour and personality. Add your eggs to some basic plants for some easter fun.Easter-Decorating

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