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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, …

Flower Bulbs In The Garden: Look Forward To Something Beautiful

Got bulbs? If you’re a new gardener or even an old pro, you need to know this: Plant naturalizing flower bulbs now! Bulbs are the go-to garden plants this fall. Read on to find out why. Plant spring flowering bulbs for naturalizing now. Naturalizers Gardeners everywhere are beginning to see the value of allowing a growing space …

How to Build a Wood Window Box Planter

Add curb appeal to any home by making a cedar wood window box planter. This cottage window box style is simple to build and install, and easy to customize to fit your home’s style. Read more ideas for adding curb appeal, such as building affordable DIY wood shutters and painting your front door a fresh […] The …

Gardening Antics: Watching Wildlife In The Garden

Being around plants makes me happy, but that’s not all. I’ve had a love of animals as far back as I can remember. Watching Wildlife Feeds My Soul There was a family of raccoons that would eat alongside our outdoor cats. I used to watch them and think how cool it was they got along. Daisy (yes, …

GKH Sponsorship Winner: Weirton Christian Center Community Garden

Ever heard of Weirton? In earlier days, thousands of immigrants flocked to the little town of Weirton, West Virginia for steel mill jobs. The mills are gone, but the population remains a beautiful blend of nationalities, religions and cultures. One of its long-time residents is Master Gardener, Bob Marino. Bob grew up in Weirton. When he saw …

30+ Raised Garden Beds to Buy or DIY

Raised garden beds can make gardening easier and more accessible. There are elevated varieties, different shapes, sizes, and materials to make gardening available almost anywhere. Looking for more garden ideas? We have some simple 2×4 outdoor building ideas. Then get in a game of Yardzee with a set of yard dice. And enjoy the views […] The …

Modern Outdoor DIY Concrete Bench with Redwood Seat

Build your own modern outdoor bench from concrete and redwood following this DIY concrete bench tutorial and woodworking plan! We show you how to make a DIY concrete bench form, then build a redwood bench seat for durable outdoor seating.  We’ve done a decent amount concrete work over the past few years, like our huge DIY […] The …