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Our how-to for using milk and water jugs to create your own planters to sow seeds in the snow. Yes, you can start sowing seeds now, even if you're snowed in, and be rewarded with hardy vegetables and flowers in the summer.

The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to  fresh paving options.  Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.  

 

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Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls.
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Sun printing on fabric lets you use the plants in your garden to create beautiful patterns, and the resulting fabric can be made into clothing or a framed work of art. We teach you how to make a cyanotype with step-by-step instructions.
The ladies of Brooklyn's Twig Terrariums give detailed how-to instructions for making your own moss terrarium.
We are digging these free PDF plans to build your own portable outdoor kitchen from Studiomama, which has a sink and a watering can underneath so that the gray water can be collected and reused. (How handy for gardeners!) Plus, there's a one gas burner, a chopping board, and a little storage area for tools and condiments.
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Given enough patience and back strength, anyone can install a basic garden path, says landscape designer Michael Donnellan of Summerhill Landscapes in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
It's easy to fool Mother Nature in these early days of spring—we teach you how to trick the branches of flowering trees and shrubs into blooming early in just four easy steps.
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A silhouette of springtime tulips to enjoy in winter, an airplant perch, and a glass tube vase—a little vintage, a little rustic, these three wooden plaque projects would be at home in a Victorian sun room or a woodland lodge. 
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