Dirt Cheap Garden Ideas Not everyone can afford a bath size water garden kit, but what about using an old tub that was cast off from a remodeling project? What about old teacups turned into bird feeders? Or signs made out of old lumber, or the … [Read more...] about Moneysaving Tips for Gardeners
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Specifically, How Did You Do It? For those who are struggling, like I have, here are some of the practical steps of getting rid of clutter and the whole lifestyle that goes with it. Like some physical maladies, this one might have a different … [Read more...] about The De-clutter Journey
Don't Start Seeds Too EarlyPhoto: MissyRedBoots, Judith BrougSome of you aren't going to heed this advice. I blame the fact that this winter has been so long (psychologically) and cold that with all the complaints about it, many gardeners want … [Read more...] about Still too early, so wait for it
The tomato is probably tops in what people want to grow for their dining table. It is just a guess, but due to the lack of good tomatoes available in groceries and the many ways we use them in our cuisine, that seems like a safe guess. So garden … [Read more...] about Not Your Usual Tomato Post
Does Everyday Design Matter? Of course it does. I mean we think that and might say it, but the way we live often says something else.Not that we don't appreciate good design. Our appreciation sells books and magazines, it drives blogs...after all, … [Read more...] about Does Everyday Design Matter?
Sadly, to me, this year they were not worth the money and work invested; although I would always plant them. There is nothing as good as a well grown, homegrown tomato, and that is reason enough to try anew each year. It isn't the tomato plants fault … [Read more...] about Were The Tomatoes Worth It in 2010?
© 2010 Ilona's Garden Journal.All rights reserved.You are going to buy some tulip and daffodil bulbs, soon.... or you find a great new shrub on sale, which you snap up and want to situate in your garden.... now, are you going to remember the names of … [Read more...] about Easy Way to Journal Your Garden
"As much as I didn’t like my flowers at the time, I have with time, learned two important lessons. 1) don’t be talked into flowers that you don’t want, and write down those you do and 2) the flowers aren’t what make the day. As much as I love … [Read more...] about Wedding Flower Advice
Now there is no hope I will agree to throw away loved magazines... I will just have to collect enough of the same kind to have a stool...or two! clipped from eachlittleworld.typepad.comDesigner Arik Levy has come up with the perfect way to organize, … [Read more...] about Finally: Affirmed in Saving Magazines!
I've been a long time in this present garden, now. Long enough to reckon with mature plant sizes and the times I broke the rules on proper spacing. There are a few situations that I truly rue not paying attention to height and spread, and in one I … [Read more...] about Garden Maturity