A sure win from your HOA!

A sure win from your HOA!

You don’t have to throw out an old patio umbrella — use it to support a vine! Just remove any fabric that’s left and replace it with chicken wire. Put it in the ground, or even a large container filled with potting mix, like the one at left that’s planted with a fast-growing Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). And if the post and ribs are made of wood, apply a coat of outdoor water-proof sealant to help it stand up to moisture from the potting medium, weather and watering.

Growing up!

You don’t have to throw out an old patio umbrella — use it to support a vine! Just remove any fabric that’s left and replace it with chicken wire. Put it in the ground, or even a large container filled with potting mix, like the one at left that’s planted with a fast-growing Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). And if the post and ribs are made of wood, apply a coat of outdoor water-proof sealant to help it stand up to moisture from the potting medium, weather and watering.

Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels

Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels

gallon rain barrel Better looking, safer for households with small children short paragraph on this cistern with a link to IWS that has more detailed info on this.

The colors are fabulous but I can never get my hydrangeas to exhibit the color after 1 year.

How To Change Hydrangea Color

Building a PVC pipe solar hot water heater can reduce or eliminate the need to use "grid" power to heat water for the home. By using PVC pipe encased in a heat-building box, then installing this box in a location that receives ample sunlight, the water is heated and pumped into the home using thermal energy. Installing several of these heat boxes...

How to Make a PVC Solar Hot Water Heater

Building a PVC pipe solar hot water heater can reduce or eliminate the need to use "grid" power to heat water for the home. By using PVC pipe encased in a heat-building box, then installing this box in a location that receives ample sunlight, the water is heated and pumped into the home using thermal energy. Installing several of these heat boxes...

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