Garden Boxes

How To : Use garden planters,pots,and flower boxes

Gardeners around the world use containers to enhance the look of their garden space. They can add height and dimension and create more garden space. Window boxes and hanging plant containers are a great way to add ornamental flowers to your home or garden. In some areas of the ...more

How To : Plant herbs into a window box

Carol Klein demonstrates how to plant culinary herbs in a window box, with tips on what to plant, drainage, and companion plants to keep garden pests at bay. Follow these Gardeners' World step-by-step guides to garden projects from the BBC. These lovely tutorials on gardening ...more

How To : Draw a rose garden with Michael Weisner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose garden. Begin by marking the locations of the objects. Then draw the rose bushes around the garden pathway. Draw the lines with some cross hatching. This will give the bushes some form and feel. Add some circular boxes i ...more

How To : Make foam box miniature mountains

A quick and inexpensive method of making highly detailed miniature landscapes for model railways, diorama's or garden sculptures. This is a vivid scenery design lesson perfect for your train scenes or other mountain scapes.

How To : Build a bird house

DIY Guide to building a birdhouse. This easy to make bird box can be built in 1 day out of one 6 foot long 1" by 6" plank of cedar. Attract more wild birds into your garden (or provide for those already there).

How To : Make a candy bar for a miniature dollhouse

Garden of Imagination describes how to make a miniature candy bar for a doll house. First find a photo of the type of candy bar you want online. Once you find the image you want right click the icon and select "copy". Open a new MS Word document and paste into it. It should be ...more

How To : Install No-Frills Drip Irrigation

Solving a Dilemma This is a simple how-to for a cost effective drip irrigation system for your garden. My motivation to set up my garden for drip irrigation was pretty simple. In the summer, it gets to 90+ degrees outside, and my 50’ garden hose didn’t reach the far extents w ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

News : Urban Gardening

One of the best Flash games inspired by urban gardening. One simple way of alleviating food shortage or rather minimizing your food expenses: Planting your own food. Of course this won’t literally save you from a zombie apocalypse but this could surely save you some extra buc ...more

How To : Plant a 30 minute vegetable garden

You can have a garden in less than 30 minutes. The key is a product called garden socks. They are two cubic feet long and they have one cubic foot of compost inside of them. One thing that makes this product useful is that they are very light and easy to carry around and they ...more

How To : Install a box pleated window valance

Box pleated fabric valances give your windows a great clean tailored look. Measuring and installation of fabric valances is easy. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will see just how simple it is to install a box pleat valance.

How To : Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box

Learn how to plant and grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box in this free video series on gardening. Part 1 of 5 - How to Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box. Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Draw a rose garden

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose garden. Begin by marking the locations of the objects, such as the pathway and the arch. Then draw the rosebushes surrounding the path and arch. The bushes only need to be drawn with cross hatching or quick lines. They d ...more

How To : Plant garlic in containers instead of the ground

Whether you lack the space in your home garden or simply want to exercise greater control over your plant's interactions with the surrounding environment, container gardening is a great way to go. And it's also easy to do. With this home gardening how-to from Growing Wisdom, y ...more

How To : Use an automatic screw gun to install drywall

The traditional method of installing drywall typically calls for a hand held screwdriver and a box full of drywall screws. This Home & Garden how to video demonstrates the proper operation of the automatic screw gun for installing drywall. Cut remodeling time in half by learni ...more

How To : Make a Cyclamen customized planter gift

Martha Stewart shows how a Cyclamen in a customized planter makes a great gift. You will need a clementine box, paintbrush, gray paint, sheet moss, aquarium rocks, cyclamen (available from your local garden shop, or the plant section of your supermarket), ribbon and gift tag. ...more

How To : Use an electrical box extension

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to use an electrical box extension. Bob Schmidt shows how to use an electrical box extension during remodeling; when adding drywall, tile or wood over existing surfaces. For this you will n ...more

How To : Make a cigar box clock

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to make a cigar box clock. The parts used for this project are a cigar box, quartz clock movement and hands for the clock. The tools needed are a drill bit and pliers or a wrench. Take your cigar box ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Make a gorgeous spa pamper gift basket

Debbie Quintata shows us how to make a gourmet spa gift basket. By starting with a planter as a gift basket container you can start filling it with your pamper spa items fit for friends, family, co-workers or anyone who deserves a gift basket. Suggestions to fill your basket i ...more

News : Meet the World's Most Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Well suited for loft living, Studio Gorm's Flow Kitchen offers an extremely eco-friendly and efficient solution to all your daily actions in the kitchen. The Netherlands based design studio focuses on three major areas: Waste, Water and Energy. My favorite element? A cutting b ...more

News : FarmVille Stats

In the top right corner of your farm you will see a little drop down menu that shows you your stats! Click on it to reveal the stats for your farm! Hover over each box for it's title or see below for explanations! You can also see your neighbor's stats in the bar under your ...more

News : 15 ways to repurpose your Mom's gown

Ah, your mom’s wedding gown. You know – that 1980’s polyester monstrosity with poofy shoulders so large they’d darned near swallow your whole face that’s lurking in your folks’ basement? Yeah, that one. Well, kiddo, she kept that for you to wear on your big day. That’s right. ...more

How To : Create a water garden arrangement

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water garden arrangement. To start, have a box filled with foam and rocks, then place branches on the inside of the foam and rocks. Now, add in a few liatris branches at different sizes. Next, add in yellow daisies, green spider mums, ...more

How To : Draw architectural landscape

This video, which is part of series of videos that teach drawing, shows how to draw a complex drawing of beautifully landscaped buildings. This video shows line by line drawing of an architectural landscape and would be easy to follow along. After drawing buildings, stairs wit ...more

News : How a Vaccine Could Protect Florida's Orange Trees

A disease called "citrus greening" has devastated and permanently altered citrus production in the United States, but a vaccine that could protect orange trees may be part of a winning strategy to beat the bacteria that is killing the trees. Citrus greening, also known as Hua ...more

News : The Wonder of Plants

Have you seen all the adorable miniature garden ideas? Containers of some sort (wood boxes, planters, drawers, wheel barrows, bird baths…) hold a little scene full of tiny living plants along with little adornments like garden benches, hardscapes and paths. They are absolutely ...more

How To : Make an Awesome $7.50 Planter Box

How to build a simple planter box from reclaimed pallet wood and hardwood fence palings. Planter boxes come in all shapes and sizes and mine is a little different than most. It's taller and narrower than many of the ones you see. I really like the design because it's a bit di ...more

How To : 10 Non-Baking Uses for Sugar

If you are cutting down on sugar and don't know what to do with the excess box of sweet stuff taking up space in your pantry, you are in luck—sugar is another one of those super-common household items that has many practical, non-edible uses around the home and garden. Grind ...more

How To : All Out of Pancake Mix? Try Cake Mix Instead

If you're a frequent baker like myself, you've probably realized that one box of cake mix makes quite a bit of cake. If your goal is to make a simple Bundt or an easy dozen cupcakes, all you really need is half the box mix—which leaves the other half for another baking occasio ...more

News : Stop Using Citronella Candles — They Don't Work

Mosquitoes are a big problem, and citronella candles are not the solution. There are a lot of mosquito species. The American Mosquito Control Association reports there are more than 3000 mosquito species in the world, and about 200 of those occur in the US. The most common ar ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

News : Bats & Viruses — Friend or Foe?

Tell the truth. The bat picture creeps you out. You are not alone. But in reality, bats truly are some of our best friends. They gobble thousands of disease-spreading bugs a night. But they also carry viruses that can be deadly to humans. So, bats — friend or foe? There are o ...more

How To : Tips & Tactics to Create Your Own Compost Pile

While it is easy to create and maintain your compost pile, you can enjoy it more knowing a few basic tips. International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is May 7 through May 13, 2017. First launched in 1995, ICAW is a great opportunity to share enthusiasm and awareness of the b ...more

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