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May 19, 2010

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Just a couple of shots to update the progress Phil is making on the uber cheap arbor he is building. The total cost so far is around 5 dollars, which was spent on the rope to lash the pieces together. Doesn’t he look pleased with himself?

The morning glories I have been training up the fence are starting to grow up over it so he attached some wire to the fence and arbor so it can continue growing up and over it.

I have to admit I am impressed at how well this thing has stood up to some very intense wind and rain.  I will take more pictures when things are prettier! Lastly, a shot out of the back window when it was raining the other day.

 

Some Garden DIY for your Wednesday May 12, 2010

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I picked my first home grown cucumber today which is the inspiration for this post. Many people feel that lack of space/yard prohibits the ability to garden, so my focus today is on ways you can have a little gardeny goodness with little to no space OR money. I am sure that everyone has seen those As Seen On TV Topsy Turvy things, they sell them everywhere these days. Great concept but poor execution in my opinion. Why not try this instead, as it’s more cost effective and you have the ability to create something useful and attractive out of potential garbage.
So much cuter than the ugly plastic alternative! You can find the step by step instructions at Design*Sponge one of my favorite DIY/crafty blogs.

Another upcycled garden win is this shoe rack herb garden from greenupgrader.com This ingenious little number was one item from a feature they did called 10 killer diy garden hacks.

Apparently this was designed to keep the neighborhood cats from violating their herb garden!

Last  I wanted to feature the craftiness of a friend of mine who has been recycling all sorts of glass jars, jewelery, driftwood, etc. into adorable little rooters/hanging bud vases.

These photos cannot really convey the originality and cuteness of these things!

So none of these things involves spending much if any money, nor do they require much space. I am planning on testing out the diy topsy turvy here in the next week or two so expect pictures to follow.