This is a great idea for starting seeds as the moisture comes from the bottom, thus eliminating the fungus that kills many seedlings when you water from the top. Easy to make, just cut the top off a two liter bottle, and add water to the lower part. Cut a hole in the lid, and insert a plastic straw. Fill the top portion with potting soil and add your seeds.
Here’s another way to use a plastic bottle for watering.
Forcing tulips in water is a fun, easy, and a unique way to present tulips that most people have not seen before.
I think showing the natural beauty of the bulb is a pure, modern, and minimalist approach to floral design.
Give it a try.
The Hydrangea is a lovely flowering shrub that comes in several colors such as red, pink, blue and white. The blossoms are usually large and beautiful to look at. Some of the different varieties have blossoms that are a mixture of colors.
Hydrangeas are an excellent addition to any yard or garden. They produce flowers from mid-summer into the fall when many other plants have quit blooming, so they can be enjoyed for a longer period of time than most shrubs and perennials. Their beauty is complemented by their ease of care which makes them even better! Hydrangea borders look very nice along with group plantings where you want variety, but don’t need anything too large because planting space can get expensive quickly if used up on larger specimens like trees and bushes.
Hydrangea in a container
Hydrangea flowers can be blue, pink or purple depending on aluminum levels in the soil. Blue flowers grow in acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5, pink ones are produced by soil that is more alkaline and has a higher pH value (greater than 5.5), whereas white flowers don’t care about the acidity levels at all!
Hydrangea Hydrangea is a genus of 70 species of flowering plants native to Asia and North America. The flower heads are produced in large clusters, ranging from small flowers 1 cm (0.4 inch) diameter to big chunky 8cm (3 inch). They flower in summer through fall. Hydrangeas have become popular as garden shrubs in temperate areas. They are popularly known as hydrangea bushes.
Here is an excellent article from the Farmer’s Almanac on how to plant, grow, and prune hydrangea.
After you turn the bottoms into candleholders or glasses, use the tops to make windchimes!
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.
So awesome. Good use of a hill on your property!
It’s always a good idea to have plenty of light outside and around your house – for safety and for being able to see when you’re outside after dark. I really love this goose neck light over the garage.
Love the idea of adding the lantern to the container. This would be cute on either side of the front door or the garage door. Plus, if it’s a solar lantern, it would highlight the plants at night.
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.
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.
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.
Love the bright red blooms of the Red Dragon!