Of the many eventualities I tried to plan for in the garden back when we first began planting 20 years ago, gardening-without-knees wasn’t one of them. Back in late May, my knees decided to take a prolonged sabbatical. After various tests including MRI’s and a recommendation against surgery for now, it appears I will beContinue reading “The Sensory Pleasure of Houseplant Foliage”
Summertime in the garden bespeaks the sensual delights of picking juicy tomatoes, finding yourself danced over by butterfly shadows and basking in the radiance of sun and sunflowers. It’s also a great time for creating hardscaping elements, like garden paths. And those can be an opportunity for reusing and recycling leftover materials. As someone whoContinue reading “Upcycle Leftover Paint In A Garden Sidewalk”
Is pandemic life of isolation or inclement weather getting you down? Bring the sanctuary and refuge of the garden indoors with calming and creative outlets like painting garden scenes from your photographs.
What to do with all those old dvds and cds that you can’t recycle after your Marie Kondo purge? Upcycle them into art — wall hangings, garden art, room dividers.
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During the rainy days when it’s too inclement to garden, try an upcycling project like making produce bags, or new cushions for garden benches, or some upcycled furniture.