As I'm sure we're all aware by now, I have the world's WORST brown thumb. I've been known to commit plantslaughter with hardy creatures like mint and calathea that other people swear are impossible to kill. So I thought I'd put together a list of the plants that have shared a house with me and survived against all odds. I consider them my 'go-to hardy houseplants' - if they've thrived with me and my brown thumb, then they can live through anything!
It's a proven fact that plants just make a person feel happier. In my own home, there are several large plants in the main gathering spots and people tend to gravitate toward those spaces naturally. Whether you live in a large home or a tiny apartment, there are ways to bring the garden indoors! From wall plants to a mini succulent garden, you can totally enjoy all that plants have to offer in almost any space!
That author's name you see on the book pictured above--JoAnn Moser?--that's me. Yup, I wrote a book. An honest to goodness, available-at-Amazon-and-local-retailers-near-you, book. It all started back in December of 2014 when Mark Johanson from Cool Springs Press contacted me regarding an idea he had about a
While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
I've been looking to do a bit of work on my garden lately - it's one of the areas of our house that gets largely neglected with weeds and trees running rampant everywhere (shh, don't tell anyone; we don't even have any garden furniture!).
And since I started researching garden DIYs, I noticed there were a lot of really clever ways to repurpose old unwanted items and give them new life as planters, furniture or general garden decoration. Curious to know more? See below for some of my top picks!
It's the season of gardening! If you haven't had a chance to start, now's your chance. Herb gardens are the perfect way to dip your toes into gardening, and enjoy all the rewards that come along from planting and growing your own herbs. It's easier than you think to do, so if you're a novice, or just need some help, check out these tips!
Memorial Day is in sight and, here in the Midwest, that means the start of gardening season. To turn your brown thumb green – or your greener thumb greener – we've assembled 4 popular garden/landscape planners and put them through their paces. The victims today are Small Blue Printer, Plan Garden, Mother Earth News Garden Planner, and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Planner. Are the free versions as good as the paid-for route? Maybe, maybe...
I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!
I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.
I am having so much fun playing with cement. It's such an inexpensive material and there are so many possibilities for projects. I also love the durable, rough nature of cement. Something about it's raw look and feel adds a cool, relaxed feeling to your decor. It's definitely not a pretentious material.
I love having a little splash of decor outside my home to give folks an idea of what might be going on inside. These fun BOO garden stakes add just a hint of fright to my yard for Halloween. I'm not big of the gory and super scary this time of year, so these playful letters are just right for me.
Click through to see the full how-to, so you can create some custom cement garden stakes for your yard.
In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projects
Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn't
Copper is getting its 15 minutes of fame right now. I see it everywhere. Actual copper items can be pricey, especially copper planters. This tutorial shares some great tips for getting a faux aged copper look to anything!
The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor space.
First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no time.
Who doesn't love a good garden? I can't think of anywhere I'd rather spend more time (especially in the Summer!) than in a well-planned out garden. These 12 are setting the standard extremely high!
We've been talking a lot about curb appeal lately here on Curbly, so by now it's probably clear that even a few small changes can go a long way. But there was nothing small about this makeover; click through to see the barely recognizable front yard after the makeover.
A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellis
Honestly, if this how-to took longer, I probably wouldn't do it. BUT, because it takes only 10 minutes, I'm totally in. Plus it's a great use for the sleeves and cuffs; the rest of the sweatshirt can still be used for earth-friendly, reusable Swiffer cloths. As for making the garden gloves, that