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What You Need to DIY a Hypertufa Trough

August 2, 2018

In this trough-building method we’ll tackle creating a trough by forming it inside a mold. This is a viable, popular way to create beautiful planting vessels, and Lori Chips author of Hypertufa Containers has the expert advice you need.

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Creative trough making

August 2, 2018

Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, alpine plants. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and affordable to make at home. Here, Lori Chips describes how she fell in love with trough gardening and the inspiration for Hypertufa Containers.

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A haunted graveyard in miniature

October 11, 2017

Glowing jack-o’-lanterns, creaking porches, cobwebdraped windows and doors, and kids laughing and scaring each other willy-nilly are among the sights and sounds that make our spines tingle every October. Halloween is fun for everyone. But when it comes to the garden, full-size or miniature, there is only one very scary thing to make: a haunted […]

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A miniature Independence Day garden

June 27, 2017

There are a number of ways to represent summer in a miniature garden, and a special Fourth of July–themed miniature garden evokes a summertime gathering filled with food, family, and fireworks.

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Why you need to add lavender to your herb garden

May 22, 2017

Edible herb gardens are as trendy as they are useful, and lavender can add color, fragrance, and a distinct floral flavor. With these suggestions for the best culinary varieties and three delicious lavender-obsessed recipes, you’ll be adding lavender to the mix immediately!

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An interview with Janit Calvo of Miniature Gardening Prop Shop

May 9, 2017

“It was my intention to make miniature gardening as accessible as possible because it is such a fun hobby to take up and it is genuinely feasible for anyone.”

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Miniatures for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2017

Instead of giving your mother an ordinary bouquet on her special day, why not make an adorable miniature arrangement, or create an entire garden filled with tiny bouquets?

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The perfect DIY craft based on your personality

April 13, 2017

Start crafting now! Click the links below for full instructions.

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A flower (wall) grows in Portland

November 18, 2016

How we turned a neglected corner into an office bright spot with Plant Craft: 30 Projects that Add Natural Style to Your Home.

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Mosaic garden project: Stepping-stone

March 18, 2015

  This stepping-stone mosaic is a beginner-level project that can have a big impact in your garden. The spiral design is simple and timeless, and the bold colors are eye-catching. Stepping-stones are fun to use for walkways in your garden, or just as neat pieces of color popping up at ground level wherever you choose […]

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