Archive for April, 2011

Watering cans as garden ornaments – Fine Gardening

  Wondering what to do with thrift store watering cans? 

Watering cans as garden ornaments – Fine Gardening.

Here are two charming ways to display collections of vintage watering cans. The first is from Sabrina and Freeland Tanner’s garden in Napa, California. The second was taken in a garden in central Virginia.

April 27, 2011 at 7:03 AM Leave a comment

Arbor Day project to sprout in Chicago

So how much is a tree worth, environmentally? A ginkgo on Randolph Street, for example: More than $2,600 in environmental savings over the next 15 years. The total for the 500 or so trees being tagged: $620,005.

Continue Reading April 26, 2011 at 6:06 AM Leave a comment

Make a Hummingbird Feeder for Pennies

This window feeder is simple, but it certainly does the job. Best of all, once the hummingbirds are used to feeding from it, you can remove it from the base and feed them by hand!

Continue Reading April 16, 2011 at 6:56 AM Leave a comment

Want to attract Hummingbirds to your garden?

Have leftover watermelon on hand? Set some outside!

Continue Reading April 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM Leave a comment

How to Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

You can use crepe or tissue paper, and you’ll get a bunch of flowers from just a small amount of paper. Floral stems and wire give them a professional finish, and…

Continue Reading April 8, 2011 at 9:19 PM Leave a comment

“We didn’t have “green” back in the old days.”

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and
explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

Continue Reading April 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM Leave a comment


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