Interesting idea for putting a play area on asphalt, concrete or hard soil in a temporary build.  The tires and rocks can be removed, and the sand and rocks swept up.  Interesting idea for day cares in urban settings without access to grass or soil.

Interesting idea for putting a play area on asphalt, concrete or hard soil in a temporary build. The tires and rocks can be removed, and the sand and rocks swept up. Interesting idea for day cares in urban settings without access to grass or soil.

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Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil … Read More →

Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil … Read More →

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Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is one of the most stunning and longest lasting prairie perennials, with unmistakable feathery silver and pink seedheads in mid-spring. It is a soft, hairy plant growing typically to 16" tall with fern-like leaves. It prefers full sun and average to dry soil. It is drought tolerant once established, grows in sand, gravel and rock gardens. It spreads by rhizomes and can be naturalized to form an interesting ground cover.

Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is one of the most stunning and longest lasting prairie perennials, with unmistakable feathery silver and pink seedheads in mid-spring. It is a soft, hairy plant growing typically to 16" tall with fern-like leaves. It prefers full sun and average to dry soil. It is drought tolerant once established, grows in sand, gravel and rock gardens. It spreads by rhizomes and can be naturalized to form an interesting ground cover.

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Great advice for planning a no maintenance garden! 5 secrets and how to implement them in the garden.

Great advice for planning a no maintenance garden! 5 secrets and how to implement them in the garden.

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Slugs & Snails Repel with strong scented plants like lavender & rosemary. Partly bury small containers so top of container is level with soil. Fill with beer at dusk. Slugs will be attracted by beer & drown. Empty in the morning & repeat. Use sand or gravel around the garden. Slugs can't move around without a moist surface. Caffeine kills them. Spread used grounds around plant's base or saturate with leftover coffee. 50/50 Ammonia & H2O & Squirted on them kills them

Slugs & Snails Repel with strong scented plants like lavender & rosemary. Partly bury small containers so top of container is level with soil. Fill with beer at dusk. Slugs will be attracted by beer & drown. Empty in the morning & repeat. Use sand or gravel around the garden. Slugs can't move around without a moist surface. Caffeine kills them. Spread used grounds around plant's base or saturate with leftover coffee. 50/50 Ammonia & H2O & Squirted on them kills them

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DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for support.

DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for support.

DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for supp

DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for supp

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By Heather Rhoades If you live in a sandy area, you know that it can be difficult to grow plants in sand. Water runs out of sandy soil quickly and it can be hard for sandy soil to retain the nutrients that plants need to thrive. Sandy soil amendments can help improve sandy soil so…

By Heather Rhoades If you live in a sandy area, you know that it can be difficult to grow plants in sand. Water runs out of sandy soil quickly and it can be hard for sandy soil to retain the nutrients that plants need to thrive. Sandy soil amendments can help improve sandy soil so…

DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for support.

DIY INDOOR GARDEN / BOOK CRAFTS :: DIY Book Planter :: Materials: 1 book, parchment paper/plastic bag, white glue or Mod-Podge :: TIPS: The night before, rub some glue or MP on the edges of the pages to help when cutting. After cutting, rub some glue or MP on the inside of the pages where you've cut out to seal. Try cutting to the size of a tofu tub & using that as lining instead of parchment or plastic. For succulents, mix sand in the soil & plant larger ones in the corners for support.

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