Monthly Archives: May 2012

Turn your Deck Planter into a Drink Station for your next Outdoor Event

When it comes to somethings I’m all for repurposing, especially if I need to use somethings on rare occasion. In this case I’m repurposing a plastic deck planter and plant stand, turning them into an outdoor party drink station.

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Al Fresco (Outdoor) Dining…Two cafe/bistro-patio tables equal one picnic table

Last year I found a 30×30 inch square cafe/bistro-patio table at a mid Summer sale at Lowe’s, so I bought it. At the end of the season, they were getting rid of leftover Summer lawn furniture at rock-bottom/drastically reduced prices; … Continue reading

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Plant some Castor Bean Plants, add a Tropical Vibe to your Garden

One of my favorite annuals that I grow from seed each year, for its large showy 2 to 3 foot greenish-red leaves is the Castor Bean Plant. The castor bean, along with the Elephant Ear and Canna adds a tropical … Continue reading

Posted in Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 6 Comments

Distance Foundation Plants from your House when Planting

Planting bushes along the front, sides and even back of your house helps to visually tie the house to the land that surrounds it. The foundation plantings, have a way of softening the transition from the rolling lawn, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Garden Design Principles, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden | 5 Comments