Dinusha Liyanage

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11 Ways To Cool Off, As Told By Overheated Dogs

Summer means it's sticky hot. So hot you might be tempted to dissolve into a pool of sweat without doing a thing to help yourself. Fight the urge and …

diy project: recycled barrel planter

We’ve been having the most beautiful sunny weather for the past few days here in Oakland, and it’s making me desperate to get into a garden . . . if …

Growing Rose From Cutting In Potatoes

My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret …

Terra Cotta Fountain How To

Introduction: Terra Cotta Fountain How To<p>First Prize in the<br>Outdoor Workshop Contest<p>View Contest<p>Want to enjoy a nice fountain, but don't want to spend …

My Favorite Garden Herbs and How To Grow Them

Before our modern synthetic scents were created, herbs were an important aspect of everyday living. They were used for many functions including dyes, …

How to grow your own tea

Sarah Raven takes a sip from a new world of flavour with herbs that are easy to grow, delicious to drink and healthy, too<p>We all know that countless cups of strong coffee and even black tea are not good for us .<p>Keener on the carrot than the stick, I wanted this year to extend my repertoire of herbs …

Gardening

Garden Edibles

Garden Edibles: Success Secrets<p>Discover the keys to growing a successful edible garden, plus get tips on getting started & top picks for where to buy …

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce

Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. …

How To Use Fresh Basil in 4 Surprising Ways

I look forward to the time when our basil (<i>Ocimum bacilicum</i>) is ready to begin picking each year. We’re pretty close, so my thoughts have turned to …

9 Fun and Inspiring Ways to Garden in Mason Jars

It seems like the DIY world has been finding all sorts of new and interesting ways to use mason jars for projects, and we’re no exception. There are …

Gardening Solutions for Dry, Sandy Soils

One of the benefits of gardening with sandy soil is that it’s easy to dig and till, making transplanting easy. However, dry, sandy soil does not hold …

Tea Herb Gardening

Tea herb gardening is a fantastic way of assuring fresh and healthy tea for you to enjoy all year round. To grow your own herbal tea garden start …

Top 20 tips for planting bulbs

1 Prepare well<p>Remove weeds and incorporate lots of compost or other organic matter when planting bulbs. On heavy soils, dig in horticultural grit. Bulbs grown in pots need good drainage so put plenty of crocks in the bottom and use a well-drained compost. For my pots I use two parts John Innes No 2 …

Green walls: how to grow a garden vertically

There’s no need to restrict planting to the ground. From the smallest house to the biggest development, bringing the walls to life can have surprising benefits<p>The urban green revolution is all around us. From floriferous balconies to lush roof gardens, green walls and innovative urban food-growing …

Gardening

Watering pots: the hardest art to master

Gardeners who want to go on holiday should beware of too many plants in pots<p>Watering pots is the hardest of horticultural skills to master.<p>Container gardening is popular now, but how many people do it really well? We have too many plants in pots and if I go away, even for as little as two days, I …

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

If you are aiming for a more self-sufficient way of life, growing your own food usually fits somewhere into that equation. For those of us living in …

Build Your Own Pergola (Part Three – Plants and Styling)

Yay, pergola post #3! Thanks for letting me share this journey with you. It's been so much fun recapping the entire process with you guys. This post …

DIY Personalized Love Letter Gift Wrap

I am in love with calligraphy! It has been many years since I picked up a calligraphy pen so last week I decided to sign up for a calligraphy class, …

25 Recycled Tin Can Crafts and Projects

Happy Earth Day everyone! In honour of this special day I’ve rounded up 25 recycled tin can crafts and projects. I am amazed at all the incredible …

How to Make a DIY Charm Necklace

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte from Lotts and Lots here. I have a really fab, colorful, summery DIY charm necklace with tassels to share with you. On a …

How to Paint a Basic Leaf with Watercolors

eHow Crafts Blog<p>As an artist, I enjoy experimenting with various mediums. One of my favorite mediums of late is watercolor. I appreciate it can be …

Make Handpainted Pillows

<i>Mandy Pellegrin is an avid DIYer. She documents her crafty projects on Fabric Paper Glue and brings fun crafting experiences to the fine folks of Nashville as half of local business Craftcourse. When she’s not blogging or throwing craft parties, you’ll find her doing health policy research (i.e.</i> …

Lanvin: Playing to Womanly Emotions

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Paris Fashion Week Day Two<p>In satin and pearls, jersey and brocade, mesh and lace, <b>Lanvin</b>’s birthday present to …

Fashion Week

The laziest way to lose fat

As strange as it may sound, recent studies show those well-intentioned 6.00am early morning runs could be making you fat.<p>A controversial way to start …