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. One of the most exciting is pebble mosaics, which utilize naturally rounded stones in various colors to create patterns and images. This technique predated Roman mosaics by a thousand years.
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. These are freestanding bottle walls that top out at about 18 inches tall, with bottles laid in mortar just like masonry units. This contemporary example not only demonstrates how tidy bottle work looks in the garden setting, this one is a carefully though out design. First they utilized only identical cobalt blue bottles. This allows them to be stacked as shown here, wi
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.
The ladies of Brooklyn's Twig Terrariums give a detailed how-to instructions for making your own terrarium.
So it's twenty degrees here in New York, but we're still dreaming of warmer days to come. And we are digging these free PDF plans to build your own portable outdoor kitchen from Studiomama—we can see this being the perfect companion to an outdoor pizza grill.