The high today, a late February Winter day in Columbus, Ohio, is 53. 53!! And this is old news by now–I think it’s been below freezing maybe 15 days this season? (I’m sure the real number is out there, don’t go claiming only 2 weeks of freezing weather in Ohio on my word)
During a normal season, it’s not until the Spring weather starts appearing that I begin to think about gardens. Since its been Spring for a month already, I’ve got sprouts and dirt on the brain a bit earlier this year. This is probably good since I usually start my attempt at gardening too late. I’m going to be on the ball this year!
We live in a rental house, and I don’t feel like I can just start digging up the yard for a garden. Two summers ago I bought 4 pots of various sizes for growing…
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I started this project nearly a month ago back when I was working on the anthro-inspired flower pillow. I was waiting until the fear of frost was gone for Central Ohio to finally plant my herbs and was told May 15 is the magic number for frost free nights. I cheated on May 5 after looking at the 10-day weather forecast and there was no frost in sight, so I’m taking the gamble a few days early.
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Ok, ok, so my obsession with brightly colored planters isn’t quite done yet, but I think this might just be the final post to really get it out of my system. When we stopped by my Grandma’s house to pick her up for the Mother’s Day luncheon she couldn’t wait to take me out to her back patio and show off her latest project. As soon as I saw this array of brightly colored spray painted pots–a day after making this stacked planter and a week after making my hanging garden tins–I thought there’s no denying that I come by all this honestly. Even my 85-year-old Gram needs to add some bright whimsy to her garden!
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One of the parts you can observe without alerting the Neighbourhood Watch is the front door. It’s cool to see what people do to express their individuality and style through this vital first-impression-maker that is a very public part of the home.
I believe it can totally make or break a home – ie decide whether it’s somewhere you’d love to be invited for coffee, or a place you wouldn’t touch with a 39 and a half foot pole. (Points if you get the reference!) 🙂
Here are some particularly alluring examples that are definitely within reach for your average house – we’re not talking Taj Mahals with trickling fountains and 20-foot palms here. There are simple solutions everyone can do to improve the face…
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Awhile ago, as I was cleaning out our sunroom in order to make a dressing room, I found myself having to do something with an old Singer sewing machine stand. It does not have a sewing machine and is missing two drawers. I used to have a tabletop for it, which has found its way to a different table.
I tried to give it away on Freecycle without success. So I was kind of stuck with it. I put it on my front porch with the intention of getting another tabletop for it and using it as a table. I’m not sure when the idea formed, but a few days later, I was grabbing a plastic dishwashing tub and seeing if it fit into the hole where the sewing machine was. And it did. Woo Hoo! Inside the tub I’ve placed a planter of summer flowers. There is room on…
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The father-and-son duo of Good Erdle has designed this modular planter which can be used individually or grouped, depending on your needs and imagination. The planter is handmade from matte stoneware clay.