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Gardening On A Dime

If you think that gardening requires significant resources, that’s actually not the case. If you put just a little more thought into everything, gardening on a dime is definitely possible.

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5 Design Ideas for Small Gardens

If it is spacious enough to keep few plants, big enough to give a lovely view from your living room, and huge enough to make sitting, then your garden is not small, in fact, it is perfect. Treating it right is all you need to do and you can add a ‘WOW’ factor in it. […]

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How To Create Garden Walkways

Do you have paths in your garden? Do you have certain routes that you always take when going from one part of the yard to another? Do they look more like trails than paths? Worn areas that have been trampled down from repeated use? If so, here is a sure fire way to convert those […]

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DIY Bamboo Pole Rack

A few years ago we started growing bamboo, both clumping and running. One of the byproducts from trimming and thinning out the clumps is bamboo poles. We’re starting to build a collection that range from six to twenty feet tall. Next year we should be getting even larger and taller poles. I’ve had several ideas for […]

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DIY Water Bottle Wasp Trap

Wasps can be a big nuisance. Some folks can ignore them, but most people jump, dodge or even run at the sight of wasps. You could live with a can of chemical wasp spray in your hand every time you head to the yard or you could hang up some wasp traps. How about a DIY water bottle wasp […]

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Easy Bonsai Tips For Beginners

A plant that you think must have taken hours and hours of care. And you would probably be correct in most cases. However, there is a way to grow bonsai plants that provides a relaxing form of gardening at an easy and economical price. What follows are a few tips that we use for growing […]

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Recycled Bamboo Chair Trellis

This recycled bamboo chair trellis is definitely an economical garden project. It’s the kind of idea that we look forward to receiving  from neighbors, friends and readers. It’s nice knowing that gardeners are reusing objects by restyling, redesigning, rethinking, and recycling! A couple of our friends found some old chairs on the side of the […]

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Raised Bed Sunflower Garden

A few weeks ago we posted a note about our Autumn Beauty Sunflowers that were blooming. As you may recall, we found three varieties of sunflower seeds on clearance for a quarter a piece.  We bought one pack each of Russian Mammoth Sunflowers, Lemon Queen Sunflowers and the Autumn Beauty Sunflowers. The seeds were planted […]

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Autumn Beauty Sunflowers Are Blooming

Here at Gardening on a Dime, we have a few different sunflowers planted this year. One of the seeds we found on clearance a couple of months ago at one of the big box stores was Autumn Beauty Sunflower. Figuring that for a quarter a packet, we had nothing to lose. And since our whole […]

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DIY Garden Stepping Stones And Pavers

  This is the first of a series of posts about making your own garden stepping stones, pavers and hypertufa containers. We have dabbled in the past with using concrete mix, sand and colorants in our own homemade and recycled molds. This time, we are using molds from Mold Creations. Preparation is the key to […]

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Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop

Yesterday, two of the grand kids brought Trish her Mother’s Day present. It was a little wooden planter that they had made at a Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop for kids. We have seen a couple of the projects before. One of their bird feeders made it’s way over here a few weeks ago. This Mother’s […]