Gardening Ideas by beckygardener

Repurposing a Prefabricated PondRepurposing a Prefabricated Pond
By beckygardener on June 29, 2017

What to do with a leaky prefabricated pond? Repurpose it into a large garden container or small garden bed!

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More Concrete Hardscaping for the GardenMore Concrete Hardscaping for the Garden
By beckygardener on December 7, 2016

Concrete is my favorite medium to work with for hardscape structures. I look at concrete in various forms and try to figure out ways to use them in my garden. This is my latest idea.

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Keeping Track of Your Garden Beds and Plants Using a CameraKeeping Track of Your Garden Beds and Plants Using a Camera
By beckygardener on September 16, 2016

Many gardeners need a way to easily keep track of their garden beds as well as their plants (especially if they are hybridizing). With camera in hand, I came up with two ideas that have worked for me.

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Delightful Miniature GardeningDelightful Miniature Gardening
By beckygardener on April 29, 2016

The wonder of tiny items and plants can spill over into gardening. Have you ever thought of creating a miniature garden scene? You'll be surprised at how easy it is.

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Inexpensive Plant MarkersInexpensive Plant Markers
By beckygardener on July 25, 2015

Need an inexpensive plant marker? This marker is cheap to make and almost invisible, too!

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Growing Daylilies from SeedGrowing Daylilies from Seed
By beckygardener on July 23, 2015

Growing hybrids from seeds is fun and an easy way to add more daylilies to your garden!

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The Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When HybridizingThe Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When Hybridizing
By beckygardener on July 21, 2015

Ever wonder how some daylily flowers developed the "look" they are sporting? Researching back into their genetic tree can be revealing! Creating a pedigree chart can be a very useful hybridizing tool.

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Feedlot Panel ArborsFeedlot Panel Arbors
By beckygardener on March 2, 2015

Do you need an easy and inexpensive way to make sturdy and long-lasting arbors that can be used to grow most climbing plants? I've got just the project for you!

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Create Your Own Grow-Light Shelving UnitCreate Your Own Grow-Light Shelving Unit
By beckygardener on January 27, 2015

Need an indoor grow-light shelving unit to sow and grow your plants during the winter months? This is how I made one.

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What Is a Keiki?What Is a Keiki?
By beckygardener on November 2, 2014

Keiki is a Hawaiian word for "child." In the plant world, it is actually a clone of the parent plant. This term is often used in orchid propagation.

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Concrete Hardscaping for the GardenConcrete Hardscaping for the Garden
By beckygardener on August 28, 2014

Concrete hardscaping is functional and long-lasting, and it can also be a beautiful addition to any garden.

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Vertical Herb GardenVertical Herb Garden
By beckygardener on July 16, 2014

Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!

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Container Water GardeningContainer Water Gardening
By beckygardener on March 17, 2014

Anyone can create a water garden. A pond is not necessary. Instead, just about any container that holds water will do! It is very easy to create and nearly effortless to care for. Everyone should have at least one water garden featured in their yard!

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Homemade Bird BathHomemade Bird Bath
By beckygardener on December 5, 2013

How to make a bird bath that seems to attract birds!

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