DIY Garden Projects
Looking for some DIY projects for your garden? Check out these ideas!
I built my own slope and experimented with gravelly soil mixes various types of rocks, and tiny plants with big flowers like those I’d seen in the wild. Today, I have a series of rock gardens around my house, and they have given me so many hours of delight that rarely do I even consider other types of gardening.
After such a long and dreary year, we could all use a celebration. Add some cheer to your front yard this holiday season with an adorable holiday garden gnome built from a tomato cage. Watch executive editor Danielle Sherry as she constructs this happy lawn decoration in a matter of minutes.
Many of these projects are ones I undertake in order to decorate for the holidays. Yes, I could simply buy one of those silly mums dressed like a turkey for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, but why not make a succulent pumpkin instead? It’s a sophisticated use of various winter squash and lasts well beyond that plate of stuffing.
Theoretically, anything of organic origin can be put into a composting system, but I would not recommend adding meat, fish, poultry, or foods with added fat to an open system. They’re just too likely to attract pests. Besides, they can be odorous and slow to break down.