If you are new here, welcome! I’ve got creative and frugal home and garden ideas for you.
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Please, dig in and have a look around.
This photo (above) was one of those rare great days where 1) I had just weeded, 2) there’s a fresh application of mulch, 3) it was peak season for blooms, and 4) it just rained, which makes all the colours more beautiful. But even on it’s frumpy days—which is many days— I just love having a garden.
And not for perfection: for me, it’s just being outside, watching things grow, experimenting, and creating that make it so enjoyable.
Here’s the Scoop—
I am Melissa J. Will, also known as the Empress of Dirt ♛, and I share creative and frugal home and (mostly) garden DIY projects and ideas, with an emphasis on the organic and thrifty help I needed when I was starting out.
For plant and growing information, I rely on facts and scientific research, not the ever popular myths and wives’ tales that spread online like a virus.
For projects and DIY, I like it creative, useful, and thrify.
If you are interested in my own rocky start as a new gardener,you can read more here.
What You Will Discover
I focus on three main things:
GROW | Organic growing tips and tricks
MAKE | Easy DIY projects using unwanted or thrifty household stuff
IDEAS | Galleries of ideas to get your creativity flowing
Got some random old thing you want to make into garden art? The Idea Bank lets you search by item, listing available project instructions.
Whether it’s a rusty watering can, scraps of wood, burlap, or beer cans, there’s always a nice life for old stuff.
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ebook topics include garden art making, hand-dyeing fabrics, hand-painting shoes, and growing salads.
Free printables include handy checklists for garden tasks and home organization.
It’s time to get creative!
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛