Information About Gardening Projects

Garden projects are a never-ending part of the gardening process. Whether you’re playing around with different garden design ideas or creating DIY garden art, there’s always something to be done in the garden. Many garden projects include simple things like garden renovation and propagation. Other projects for the garden may include things such as caring for garden tools, learning about pruning methods, or how to preserve plants for flower arrangements and the like. So whatever your gardening projects may be, we are here to help accomplish them.

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DIY Mosaic Pebble Pathway: Tips For Making Pebble Walkways For Gardens

By Amy Grant

There are a number of pebble walkway ideas, from the simplest to the more complex, such as creating a mosaic pebble pathway. The following article contains ideas and instructions on making pebble walkways and how to create a pebble mosaic walkway.

DIY Stepping Stones: Making Personalized Garden Stepping Stones

By Laura Miller

Add a little flair to your landscaping by making personalized garden stepping stones. Just because stepping stones have a utilitarian purpose doesn't mean they can't be fun! This article has a few stepping stone ideas to get you started. Click here for more info.

DIY Plant Markers – Fun Ideas For Making Plant Labels In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Labeling plants is a practical endeavor. It helps you be sure which is which, especially between varieties that look similar. It could be a culinary disaster. Making plant labels doesn’t have to cost much, and it can be a creative, fun task. Here are some ideas for inspiration.

Growing Grass On The Table – How To Make Grass Covered Tabletops

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Looking for something different to try? What about a way to picnic in lush green grass without getting grass stains on your clothing? Try creating a table of grass. To learn more about planting grass on tables, click this article.

Scented Candle Herb Plants – Learn About Using Plants In Candles

By Laura Miller

Making homemade scented candles can be a fun and easy DIY project. You can choose safe and natural waxes for your candle. Herb plants from your own garden can provide the fragrance. Want to learn more? Click this article for additional information.

Landscaping With Old Doors – How To Use Doors In Garden Design

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you’ve recently come across a charming old door at a thrift store or you happen to have some lying around, these make cute additions to garden areas. When landscaping with old doors, the possibilities are endless. For some ideas on creative ways to use old doors, click here.

Natural Basket Materials – Using Plants For Woven Baskets

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Weaving baskets was once a necessary activity and has now become a craft or hobby. Growing and harvesting plants for woven baskets takes a little know how though. Plants for weaving must be durable, flexible, and plentiful. Click here to learn more.

DIY Tower Garden Ideas: How To Make A Tower Garden

By Laura Miller

Perhaps, you'd like to grow more produce for your family but space is limited. Maybe you're looking to add colorful floral planters to your patio but don't want to infringe on your outdoor living space. Building a tower garden is the solution. Learn more here.

DIY Seeder Ideas: Tips For Making A Seed Planter

By Laura Miller

Garden seeders can save your back from the painstaking task of planting rows of garden vegetables. They can also make sowing seed faster and more efficient than hand seeding. Buying a seeder is one option, but making a homemade garden seeder is another. Learn more here.

Growing Gardens For Artwork – Learn About Using Plants For Art

By Jeane H, @GardeningJones

Using plants for art is a concept that has been around since primitive times. Plant art for grownups is a more modern twist on the idea and may easily include plants you already grow. If you’re looking for some ideas to get started, this article will help.

DIY Hovering Bird Bath: How To Make A Flying Saucer Bird Bath

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A bird bath is something every garden should have, no matter how big or small. You could buy one pre-made, but a simple and inexpensive option is to craft a bird bath that floats from just two components. Click this article to learn more.

Gardening With Plastic Pipes – DIY PVC Pipe Garden Projects

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Plastic PVC pipes are cheap, easy to find, and useful for so much more than just indoor plumbing. There are many DIY projects using these plastic tubes, and they extend to the garden. Try your hand at a DIY PVC pipe garden with some tips and ideas from this article.

Garden Stone Walls – How To Build A Stone Wall For Your Garden

By Amy Grant

The beauty of using garden stone walls is how they blend into the natural landscape and add a feeling of permanence. Interested in building a stone wall? Learn how to build a stone wall and get some stone wall ideas in the following article.

How To Make A Hula Hoop Wreath: DIY Garden Hula Hoop Wreath Ideas

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Hula hoop wreaths are fun to make and they add a real “wow” factor to garden parties, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, or nearly any special day. Hula hoop wreaths are versatile and easy to customize for the event, or for the season. Learn more here.

Making Old Paint Can Pots: Can You Grow Plants In Paint Cans

By Teo Spengler

If you’ve never seen plants in paint cans, you’re in for a treat. Containers made of paint cans are artsy and fun and show off foliage and flowers beautifully. Click on the following article for information on how to get started.

DIY Rain Barrel Guide: Ideas To Make Your Own Rain Barrel

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

When it comes to homemade rain barrels, there are a number of variations, depending on your specific site and your budget. In this article, we have provided a few basic considerations for DIY rain barrels. Click here for additional information.

Concrete Planter Ideas – How To Build Concrete Flower Pots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are many creative garden ideas out in the world. One of the most family friendly and fun is making cement planters. The materials needed are easy to get and the cost is minimal, but the results are as varied as your imagination. Learn the basics in this article.

Using Old Windows For Cold Frames – How To Make Cold Frames Out Of Windows

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Many gardeners prefer to construct DIY cold frames from repurposed windows. Making cold frames from windows is relatively easy with a few basic woodworking tools. Click this article to learn the basics of how to make cold frames out of windows.

Garden Bottle Upcycling Ideas – How To Reuse Old Bottles In Gardens

By Amy Grant

With the resurgence of DIY projects, there are plenty of ideas for gardening with old bottles. Some people are using bottles in gardening in a utilitarian manner while others use bottles in the garden to add a bit of whimsy. Learn about garden bottle upcycling here.

What Is A Shower Caddy Garden – Learn About Keeping Plants In A Shower Caddy

By Teo Spengler

Plants in the bathroom are trendy, but have you heard about growing plants in the shower? If your bathroom gets sunlight, you may be able to put together an attractive ?garden? of shower caddy plants. If you?d like information on this type of display, this article can help.

DIY Rose Beads: Learn How To Make Rose Beads From The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Making rose beads is an activity in which even the smallest members of the family can join and produce heirlooms that will last for years, endowed with memories of your fragrant garden. Learn more about this fun project in this article.

Rose Oil Uses: Learn How To Make Rose Oil At Home

By Amy Grant

Making rose oil yourself cuts the costs while giving the same aroma therapeutic benefits. In the following article, we?ll discuss infusing oil with rose, not to be confused with making essential oil, a more complex and costly process, and some rose oil infusion uses.

DIY Slow Release Watering: Making A Plastic Bottle Irrigator For Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Just as we rely on our water bottles throughout the day, plants can benefit from a slow release watering system as well. While you can purchase fancy irrigation systems, you can also make a plastic bottle irrigator. Learn how to make a soda bottle drip feeder here.

What Is A Marimo Moss Ball – Learn How To Grow Moss Balls

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a Marimo moss ball? ?Marimo? is a Japanese word that means ?ball algae,? and Marimo moss balls are exactly that - tangled balls of solid green algae. You can learn how to grow moss balls in this article. Click here for more information.

What Is Ikebana – How To Do Ikebana Floral Projects

By Liz Baessler

Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. It has its own distinct style and system that people devote years to mastering. Reading this article won?t get you that far, but it will give you a passing familiarity with and appreciation for the art form.

Green Wedding Ideas: Growing Plants For Wedding Favors

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Grow your own wedding favors and your guests will take home an enchanting reminder of your special day. Wedding plant favors are useful, fun to make, and easily adapted to your wedding budget. Click here for a few green wedding ideas to light your creative spark.

What Is A Rain Chain – How Do Rain Chains Work In Gardens

By Amy Grant

They may be new to you, but rain chains are age old adornments with purpose in Japan where they are known as kusari doi, or ?chain gutter.? If that didn?t clear things up, click this article to find out what a rain chain is and how rain chains work in gardens.

What Is A Swale: Learn About Swales In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the best ways to save water is by creating a swale. What is a swale? These are manmade structures used by road management officials to divert water, but the practice is also useful in the home landscape. This article provides more information.

Fire Pit Garden Ideas: Types Of Backyard Fire Pits

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

Fire pits in gardens is becoming more and more popular. They extend the time we have to enjoy the outdoors. Using fire pits in gardens is a modern and more convenient version of the campfires of yesteryear. Learn more in this article.

Garden Upcycling Ideas: Learn About Upcycling In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is garden upcycling? The practice is similar to repurposing where unique ideas are realized by using cast off items. This is an opportunity to think big and crazy while saving interesting artifacts and reducing landfill loads. Learn more here.

Pallet Gardening Ideas – How To Grow A Pallet Garden

By Teo Spengler

Gardening with wooden pallets has moved from a creative idea to a garden trend. Gardeners are using pallets for planting everything from herbs to succulents. Click on this article to learn how to grow a pallet garden.

Using Tree Stumps As Planters – Learn How To Make A Tree Stump Planter For Flowers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

You've probably at one time or another been stuck with a tree stump or two in the landscape. Why not use them to your advantage? A tree stump planter for flowers could just be the ideal solution. Learn more in this article.

What Is A Bird Blind: How To Create A Bird Viewing Blind

By Jackie Carroll

A bird blind lets you enjoy birds and other wildlife up close without scaring them away. Read this article to find tips about making a bird blind of your own do you can enjoy these creatures in your backyard.

What Is A Kokedama: Tips On Making Kokedama Moss Balls

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is a Kokedama? It is a form of Japanese garden art that is centuries old and tied into the practice of bonsai. You can practice the art of Kokedama yourself with just a few items and minimal skill. This article will help.

Garden Folly History: How To Create A Garden Folly

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a garden folly? In architectural terms, a folly is a decorative structure that serves no real purpose other than its visual effect. In the garden, a folly is created simply to amaze and delight. Click here for more info.

What Is A Bottle Tree: Learn About Bottle Tree History In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Bottle trees have a rich cultural background and provide a unique and recyclable option for homemade art. The practice hails from the Congo, but gardeners of any ilk will find bottle tree garden art a fun and fanciful way to brighten the natural landscape. Learn more here.

What Is A Garden Journal: Tips On Keeping A Garden Journal

By Jackie Carroll

Keeping a garden journal is a fun, fulfilling activity that creates a complete record of your garden. This article shares garden journal ideas to help you learn from your success and mistakes, and improve your gardening skills.

Paths For Gardens: Tips For Designing A Garden Path

By Amy Grant

Paths for gardens lead from one area of the garden towards a destination. Garden paths and walkways also give the landscape structure. This article will help with designing a garden path.

Early Winter Garden Chores: Gardening To-Do List In Winter

By Amy Grant

It?s time to put the garden to bed and finish up the gardening to do list in winter. Your winter garden chores will lay the groundwork for a successful spring season, so get cracking in this article!

Earthbag Gardens: Tips For Building Earthbag Garden Beds

By Anne Baley

For higher yields and ease of use, nothing beats a raised bed garden for growing vegetables. One of the most solid and dependable materials for building a garden bed is an earthbag. Discover how in this article.

What Are Garden Globes: Tips For Using And Making A Garden Globe

By Manda Flanigan

Garden globes are colorful works of art that add interest to your garden. You can create your own garden globes or gazing balls to display among your plants. Read here for more garden gazing ball info.

Hypertufa How To – How To Make Hypertufa Containers For Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

If you suffer from sticker shock when you look at hypertuffa pots at the garden center, why not make your own. It's easy and incredibly inexpensive, but takes quite a bit of time. This article will get you started.

Preserving Plants: Learn How To Dry Flowers And Foliage

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Creating dried flower arrangements is a fun hobby and can turn into a lucrative side job. Preserving plants to use in these arrangements is not difficult. This article explains more.

Garden Renovation: Tips For Removing Existing Plants In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Garden renovation can be a daunting task when rearranging, removing and replanting. Sometimes renovating the garden involves simply removing existing plants and sometimes it requires more as explained here.

Houseplants In Bottles: How To Grow Plants In Water

By Amy Grant

Growing plants in water, whether houseplants or an indoor herb garden, is a great activity - especially for those who are plant watering challenged. Read this article to learn more.

Cold Frame Construction: How To Build A Cold Frame For Gardening

By Amy Grant

Cold frames for gardening are simple structures used for slightly different purposes but utilizing the same frame. Making a cold frame doesn?t need to be complicated, and this article can help.

Gravel Garden Plants – Learn How To Make A Gravel Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are all kinds of creative solutions to landscape problems. Dry areas or spaces with natural dips in the topography benefit from gravel gardens. What is a gravel garden? This article explains more.

Starting A Straw Bale Garden: How To Plant Straw Bale Garden Beds

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Growing plants in a straw bale garden is a type of container gardening, with the straw bale being a large, elevated container with good drainage. Learn more about gardening with straw bales in this article.

Plant Swap Info: How To Participate In Community Plant Swaps

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Garden enthusiasts love to get together with each other to talk about the splendor of the garden. This article includes info on plant swap info and how to participate in community plants swaps in your area.

Fountains In The Garden – Information For Creating Garden Fountains

By Jackie Carroll

There is nothing as soothing as the sound of splashing, falling and bubbling water. Water fountains add peace and serenity to a shady nook, and building a fountain is easy. This article will help.

Hillside Terrace Gardens – How To Build A Terrace Garden In Your Yard

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

So you want a garden but your landscape is nothing more than a steep hill or slope. What is a gardener to do? Consider building a terrace garden design. This article will help.

Forsythe Pot Propagation: Tips On How To Make And Use Forsythe Pots

By Jackie Rhoades

Forsythe pot basics are pretty straightforward and learning how to make a forsythe pot is easy. The results are rewarding and it makes a great project for kids. So, what is a forsythe pot? Learn more here.

Living Wall Ideas: Tips And Plants To Make A Living Wall

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Throughout history people have grown living walls. While they?re normally seen outdoors, these unique garden designs can also be grown in the home. What's a living wall? Read this article to learn more.

Tips On Photographing Roses & Flowers

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

I am truly an amateur photographer; however, I have held my own in various photography contests, shows and related events. In this article, I will be sharing tips for taking pictures of roses and flowers.

Tips On How To Make Willow Water

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Did you know rooting cuttings in water can be sped up by using willow water? Willow trees possess a certain hormone that can be used to enhance root development in plants. Learn more in this article.

Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants can be propagated in a number of ways, each species with a different method or methods. Rooting plant cuttings is one of the simpler techniques, and this article will help.

Caring For Garden Tools: Tips For Cleaning Garden Tools

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Good gardening requires the appropriate tools that are well cared for and operate properly. Caring for garden tools will also extend the life of the equipment and save you money down the road. Learn more here.

Forcing Flowering Branches – How To Force Branches To Bloom Indoors

By Heather Rhoades

For many gardeners, mid to late winter can be near unbearable. But forcing early flowering branches in our homes can make the dreary snow a little more tolerable. This article will help with that.

Tips On Making Microclimates – How To Make A Microclimate

By Jackie Rhoades

As a gardener, you?re familiar with hardiness zones and frost dates. Another important factor to check before you plant are microclimates. What is it and what are the causes of a microclimate? Find out here.

Cleaning The Garden In Autumn – Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter

By Heather Rhoades

Fall garden clean up is essential to the long term health of your garden. Read this article to learn more about preparing a vegetable garden for winter so you will have a head start come spring.

How To Espalier: Instructions For Fruit Tree Training

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Espalier trees are the result of intense training, in which the plants are urged to grow flat against a wall, fence, or trellis. Learn more about how to espalier fruit trees in this article.

Miniature Ponds – How To Build A Small Pond In Your Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Small backyard ponds allow you to enjoy these things without taking up large amounts of space in your garden. Learn the steps for how to build a small pond in this article.

Hardscaping Ideas – Starting Hardscape Gardening In Your Yard

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Hardscaping is a term that refers to the hard elements, or nonliving features, of the landscape. Hardscapes can be formal or informal, depending on your home and surrounding landscape. Learn more here.

DIY Aeroponics: How to Make a Personal Aeroponic Growing System

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Nearly any plant can be grown with an aeroponic growing system. Aeroponics also requires little space, making it ideal for growing plants indoors. Learn more about aeroponic systems here.

How To Solarize Garden Beds To Eliminate Garden Pests In The Soil

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

A great way to eliminate garden pests in the soil, as well as weeds, is by using soil temperature gardening techniques, also known as solarization. Learn more about solarization in this article.

An Indoor Garden How To: DIY Indoor Garden Room Ideas

By Heather Rhoades

With a little knowledge on how to start an indoor garden, you can make your own DIY indoor garden room that can wipe away any cold season blues. Read this article to get more information.

How To Make Your Own Topiary

By Heather Rhoades

Outdoor topiary can create a striking effect in your garden. Taking the time to make your own topiary can save you money and give you a gardening focal point that you can be proud of. Learn more here.

Crafts With Gourds: How To Make Water Canteens From Dried Gourds

By Heather Rhoades

Gourds are a fun plant to grow in your garden. Not only are the vines lovely, but you can you can make crafts with them too - like water canteens. This article will show you how.

Flagstone Walks: Tips For Installing A Flagstone Path

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Entrances are usually the first part of the landscape that people see so you want them to look their best. One way to achieve this is through the use of flagstone pathways. This article has more information.

Using Salvaged Materials For Garden Construction

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Salvaged materials that are reused in garden construction differ from recycled materials. Learn more about using different salvaged materials and where to find them in this article.

Wildcrafting Info: Using Plants For Decorating

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Wildcrafting, gathering plant material from its native environment, is a very popular hobby with many people, especially those who enjoy gardening or nature in general. Learn more in this article.

Garden-House Style: Bringing Outdoor Furniture and Garden Accessories Inside

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Bring outdoor pieces indoors and adapt them for use in your home decor. Old-time garden furniture and plant stands can be as charming and functional in the home as they are outside. Learn more here.

Garden Treasures: Where To Hunt Down Garden Treasures And How To Use Them

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Looking for some interesting ideas for decorating your home or garden? Want to save a little money at the same time? Go treasure hunting. Get tips in this article.

Unique Garden Gifts: Gardening For Christmas Gifts

By Debbie Slack

Holiday shopping and the stress it brings takes away from the joy of appreciating the true meaning of Christmas. This article has unique gift ideas for the gardener to make all that easier. Click here for more information.

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