Who wants pie? In this craft project we paint stones to look like strawberries for a water feeder to attract birds, bees, and butterflies. It's whimsical, functional garden art. For an instant … [Read more...]
Ponds & Water Features
Even the smallest water feature or little pond can make a big difference in a garden. All living creatures need water, and, if it's hard to find, your garden will become the natural water cooler for lots of them. And that's good for your garden. There's lots of thirsty pollinators out there.
Building a small garden pond in a raised garden bed is a good solution when you need better accessibility or cannot dig into the ground. For more, also see this gallery of pond … [Read more...]
Is your garden pond water gross and murky like pea soup instead of sparkling, clear the way it should be? I came up with this simple, fast method for cleaning the water after trying numerous, slower … [Read more...]
Homemade floating pond planters or mini islands are a lovely way to add seasonal pops of colourful flowers to your garden pond. You can also use them to sail garden art or candles on a summer … [Read more...]