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Posts tagged garden decor

Random Acts of Gardening — in the Woods

After: A splash of color on those sap buckets
Last week, I found myself looking out the window and watching it snow in mid-April. I began to think about these bumper stickers we have that say “Practice Random Acts of Gardening.” I was trying to think, what would be a random act of gardening — even if I could not be in the garden […]

Bottle Trees: Joie de vivre on a stick

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Unlike my Pink Flamingo friends, many of whom feel like members of an informal clan of nonconformists, Bottle Tree People are unique, rarely trying to rile up neighbors. Introduced to America in the 1600s, bottle trees originated in the Middle East where, based on 3,000-year-old Arabian folk tales (remember Aladdin and his lamp genie?), they […]

Dressing Up a Patio

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What happens when a skilled decorator turns to gardening? Blogger/decorator Kelly Elko of EclecticallyVintage.com took a $7 thrift shop dresser and turned it into a striking centerpiece for her patio. The project was simple. She gave the dresser a fresh coat of paint, lined the drawers with plastic, drilled some drainage holes and filled the […]

Keep the Garden Lively

Feed the birds when the garden is dormant
For more ideas, see our new slideshow on winter garden decor. Just because the garden is dormant in winter doesn’t mean it can’t be a lively place. With a few well-placed ornaments and some nature-themed ideas, you can enliven a winter landscape. Here are some ideas: Add lights whenever you can. Take advantage of shorter […]

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