Check out this gourd birdhouse by Courtney of the craft blog Two Straight Lines. Inspired by the Polynest featured on Design*Sponge, but not loving the birdhouse’s use of not-so-natural polystyrene, Courtney decided to make her own. She says, “We often see gourd birdhouses, but they are usually left unpainted, or are painted decoratively. How about […]
There are a lot of dirty jokes you can make about zucchinis, to state the obvious. But somehow it escaped my attention, until very recently, that zucchini plants have male and female flowers – of which the male flowers (above) must pollinate the female flowers (below) in order to make babies. Now, I’ve grown zucchini […]
ikea hacker, sea soil, coco earth, container, diy container, herbs, herb garden
terrarium, houseplant, lawn fawn, fern, house plant, garden
I don’t have children yet but I am lucky enough to live next door to some awesome little kids, who were my happy models for the photos in this article. They are my practice/surrogate children, and I am slowly indoctrinating them into the Cult of Gardening. It seems to be working, as they love “working” […]
seed balls, seedballs, guerilla gardening
Lee Valley carries this neat little system called The Rooter Pot, which is essentially a fancy version of the traditional air layering method of propagating cuttings. Basically, it allows you to create a good-sized plant from a stem or branch of another. You choose your stem, wound it, slap some root stimulator on the wound, […]
Have you ever wondered how to make roses out of maple leaves? Nah, me neither. But this is kind of cool in that kitchy autumn craft kind of way. If you’re so inclined, there are step-by-step photo instructions here. Enjoy.