A Fun Slide

This would be a great slide to have if you have a hill on your property. Kids and grownups alike would love it. It would be great for family get togethers, reunions, or just a bbq for friends.

Hill Slide

So awesome. Good use of a hill on your property!

Herb Garden Village

Herb garden village! Very fun and cute idea! Great to help get kids involved with gardening and growing your own fruit, veg and herbs! Kids love to help their parents, and by helping in the garden, they can learn about ecology, about sustainable gardening (growing your own food), and just learn to enjoy nature more, instead of being on electronic devices so much.

Herb Garden Village

Sweet Angel Vine

Angel Vine can be grown indoors or outside, as a houseplant or an outdoor plant. If you want your angel vine to thrive, it needs lots of sun. Make sure the soil is moist but well drained so that its roots stay dry and prevents rotting. Sweet Angel Vine in Pot

The parts of an Angel vine plant are extremely toxic to humans and animals, especially the seeds! It is a good idea to keep these plants up high up so curious cats, dogs, or children cannot take a bite from them. If you suspect your pet or child has ingested any part of this plant, consider it a medical emergency.

Garden Trellis Made With Sticks

Garden Trellis made with sticks. This is a unique trellis for your climbing vines. Plus it’s a DIY project and can save you the money you would spend on a store-bought trellis.

Trellis Made of Sticks

I’m sure every gardener has seen a trellis at some point, but how many know how to make one? You can find sticks in the woods or even on the sidewalks of your neighborhood (especially after a windy day!). You can lash the sticks together with chicken wire, or to add a rustic touch, try using natural twine to lash the sticks together.

You can add flowering vines like honeysuckle or morning glories onto your trellis. Or try growing beans on your trellis. It is easy because they just love climbing!

Winterthur’s Enchanted Forest, Delaware

The Enchanted Woods of Delaware is an magical place, it is like being in a fairy-tale garden.

Mushroom House

If you like fairy gardens, you’ll love this place. It looks exactly as if it was made by fairies. It includes a three-acre tree farm with several places to play, including a fairy-themed cottage, an acorn tea room, and a giant bird nest.

The Bird's Nest

The Bird’s Nest

Enchanted Woods promotes imaginative play and creativity among children and their families.

Maypole

 

Images: WinterThur.org

Beautiful Succulent Projects

Now that I am having success with many of my succulents (thanks to their summer growth spurt!), I am in search of ways to make them really stand out in my garden.

I looked through some vacation photos of mine from about a year ago. When we were wandering some of the beach shops, we came across one shop that had a cute little ball of moss with a couple flowery looking succulents attached to the top. It was hung by a bow from the shop sign. I had never seen anything like it, and it is probably the time I first started to see succulents in a different, pretty way.

Though that photo reminded me of our family vacation, it didn’t answer an obvious question: How in the heck do you make that so the plants stay alive?!

So after a little research, I found a couple amazing tutorials to show us how to do just that!

Pine Cone Succulents
Photo Source: theinspiredhomeandgarden.com

This adorable pine cone project would make for a fun way to hang plants from patio rails, porch lights and even fence posts! I just love how the use off all natural items looks so beautiful and fresh! I wonder if a little battery operated tea light could be added to the center to make for stunning backyard party decorations?

Succulent Ball
Photo Source: Martha Stewart via www.apartmenttherapy.com

Visit this site for a VERY simple tutorial in creating this amazing ball of succulents. The concept could work for other items like wreaths, topiaries, etc.

I am very excited to try my hand at these projects – if I can get them made and growing now, they would make for some cheap, expensive-looking hand-made holiday gifts!