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Blue Blooms On Your Favorite Shrub

Blue flowers are not something you see in everyone’s landscape. Previously it was somewhat difficult to find plants with blossoms of this color that many people desired for their garden, blue is thought to be calming and cooling. While there have always been a few blue-blooming specimens available, they were limited. Those in more difficult zones were …

DIY Climbing Rose Trellis Along a Concrete Porch

Wondering how to cover an exterior concrete wall? See how Erin created an easy DIY climbing rose trellis along her porch foundation.  As you’re updating your home exterior, you’ll also want read How to Paint a Concrete Patio plus 13 Ways to Hide Outdoor Eyesores.  Ideas To Cover a Concrete Wall When you’re adding curb […] The …

6 Ways to Transform Your Living Space with Indoor Trees

We’ve all been spending more time at home lately, and if your indoor spaces are starting to feel a little stale, you’re not alone. The good news? There are so many ways to bring the natural world into our homes. Say goodbye to stuffy and confined — we’re opening our hearts and homes to indoor trees, for …

9 Creative Makeover Ideas for a Concrete Patio

Nine ways to update or makeover your patio. There are so many great makeover concrete patio ideas to create a beautiful outdoor living space. Don’t stop with just a concrete patio makeover. Build one of these 2×4 patio projects, a patio set, or a plywood sectional. Concrete Patio Ideas Concrete patios are very durable, but […] The …

DIY Mickey Mouse Flower Bed Planter

Love Disney? Want to bring some DIY  Disney style landscaping to your yard? We’ll show you how to build this Mickey Mouse shaped flower bed planter for your favorite annuals!  Fellow Disney lovers will also love our collection of Disney ornaments, matching family shirts for your Disney trip, and check out our all about Disney […] The …

A School Garden Thrives In Challenging Times

How can a school garden survive this pandemic? It takes courageous educators, some determined parents and a lot of community support. Here’s an inner-city school garden that just keeps on giving, despite the blocks and hurdles that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on our schools.  The Garden Club at Daniel A. Grout Elementary School in southeast Portland, …