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"Making things you want out of things you don't!" Tinned Pineapple is made of two crafters who each make our own fun items, and sometimes we get together to work on joint projects! We specialize in upcycling and geekery, but we've been known to do all...

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9 lessons in growing the perfect peonies

We asked the Chair of the Peony Society to share her no-nonsense tips for how to grow the perfect, blousy peonies - including how to plant them, care for them and how to help them look their best once they've been cut and arranged in a vase.

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Scandinavia Scandinavian Garden Outdoor Patio Porch - Scandinavische Tuin (Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norway) Scandinavia Style Design <3 Fonteyn

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top 5 fruit trees to grow in any garden

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I love planters. They're like moveable micro gardens. We can put them wherever we feel like a hit of green - and the best part is - they're easily relocated and we get to switch them up on a whim. The front door is a natural place to think of urns but don't neglect pool side, the deck and the dock. Think outside the box (or the planter as the case may be). Long grasses, palms, boxwood, rubber tree, banana leaf, ferns. Spring plantings like daffodils and tulips, while always so exciting as we…

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Drawing Inspiration From Vacation: A Coastal-Themed Garden

Designer Dominique La fourcade - One of Provence's best-known Country Garden Designers - love the mix of brick and pebbles.

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Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)

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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple) - One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn. A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.

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How to Grow a Child's Living Den or Playhouse With Willow

http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-grow-your-child-a-living-den-or-playhouse

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