DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Fairy Gardens

How to make a Fairy Garden with Sensible Gardening

Last year I made a couple of mini gardens in half barrels and loved the results. It was a lot of fun and they added a special charm to my garden. I’ve been meaning to make a Fairy Garden for the porch and finally got organized and did it. HOW TO MAKE A FAIRY GARDEN:   Fairy Gardens are everywhere…

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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Expensive Junk / Birdbath turns Planter

Re-purpose a bird bath into a garden planter with Sensible Gardening

Yes, we all have some. You bite the bullet on something special only to find out that it’s not what it’s all cracked up to be. Or in this case it is, cracked I mean. Several years ago I bought and paid a premium price on a cement bird bath. Very nice piece, classy looking and definitely a great addition…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

Dwarf Evergreens

While visiting one of my favorite garden centers I found a delightful collection of mini sized dwarf conifers. There were various cedars, firs, pines, boxwood, Ilex, hemlock, spruce, false cypress, and yew. All were offered in 4 in pots looking cute as a button. Most of these dwarf evergreens will eventually reach on average about 3 feet high and various…

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