Category Archives: Garden Projects

Great Old Ideas!

Many years ago I purchased two old Popular Mechanics books at a used book shop. The information  is great and while some of the projects (like a garden windmill) aren’t quite my style, some of the other ideas are terrific! … Continue reading

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Underground Water Lines

Last blog I told you about the Lee Valley irrigation system I use, but I didn’t mention that my blueberry patch is on the far side of the property, which required me to drag long, heavy lengths of hose a … Continue reading

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Coolest way to water!

It probably seems strange to start thinking about watering systems so early in the season, but this is the time to think about installing water lines or systems that that need to be in place before the plants emerge. I … Continue reading

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Storage Boxes

I save plastic grocery boxes all year long to use for organizing and storing small parts and miscellaneous goodies out in the barn. Re-usable plant ties, plastic nursery labels, extra pot feet, plant clips, small parts for my irrigation system, … Continue reading

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Polymer Clay Plant Markers

I have already started buying seeds locally and ordering special varieties from catalogues – which means that I have also started making plant markers for plants or varieties that I have not grown before. If I don’t make them now, … Continue reading

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Thistle Bags

Gold finches and other clinging, seedeaters have been feasting on the nyjer thistle seeds I put out for them. I added two more thistle feeders this week because I was getting tired of constantly refilling the one I had. This will … Continue reading

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Hardware Cloth Suet Holder

I’ve been really bogged down lately trying to finish up book edits for an early February deadline. Happy to say it is going extremely well and, if I do say so myself, this is going to be a fabulous book! … Continue reading

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Golden Gourds

It seemed wasteful to leave half cans of silver and gold on the shelf and the gourds I dried last year were starting to look drab and dull in the same room with the twinkling allium. So, I decided to … Continue reading

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Silver Snowflakes!

  So, here it is December 4th and it was nearly 60 degrees here in Connecticut today. Kind of hard thinking that the holidays and New Year are almost upon us (don’t even mention shopping!). I have always saved the … Continue reading

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Candlelight Centerpiece

A couple of weeks ago I did a blog posting about my Yule Deer, which require spade drill bits. As I said then, you need a large vise or a way of stabilizing the wood so it doesn’t spin from … Continue reading

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