Shelley Levis

228 Added | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 2 Following | 56 Followers | @sowanddipity | Writer for Sow and Dipity, a garden decorator, and a craftinista. If it can hold dirt, I'll plant it! I teach creative work shops, consult on garden design and am a selected craft blogger for Michaels Canada. My work has been featured in nationwide magazines such as Fine Gardening Magazine and GreenCraft.

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10 Amazing Summer DIY Projects

Shares 9.6K<p>I love everything about summer; there is something about the weather getting warmer that brings out the creativity of so many people! From …

How To Make Lavender Lemonade: http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-lavender-lemonade/?c=ogr Are you ready for a delicious, ultra refreshing and super healthy drink that just screams "summer"! Click the link to learn how it's made and please share! :)

Fill an old wire basket with candles for a romantic dinner in the garden. Your Cozy Home: http://ow.ly/sxRqH

Hey, I think I have some plastic wine glasses just like this! SO going to do this for my next summer party :) http://ow.ly/sXawh

Toadstools to Topiaries, fun mushroom garden projects for you to try! Check them out here: http://ow.ly/xLToH

Here's how to revive those hanging baskets for summer... but don't wait! Do it NOW! Full instructions here: http://www.sowanddipity.com/revive-hanging-baskets/

Current Obsessions: Garden Accessories

Some people can’t leave a hardware store without buying something. We’re that way in garden-supply stores (and websites, too). Here are some special …

Revive Hanging Baskets

I recently did a post on how to have Hanging Baskets that last all summer long by swapping out spring baskets with ones you planted up in mid-late …

Decorate With Flea Market Finds

Collect Your Collections<p>To maximize the impact of a collection, display all the pieces together in an unusual way. Two dozen apothecary bottles …

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Natural home made products couldn’t be any easier! This week I’m featuring lavender crafts and recipes, 5 ways to use this favorite herb in the …

20 Moss Ideas To Love

Moss is super hot right now, from candle holders to Easter Eggs, craftinista’s are coming up with unique moss ideas and using it to cover …

Gardening

Gardening Gifts for Dad

There are a lot men out there that LOVE their gardens! I know, because I see couples shopping in the garden center all the time and I’ve made the …

Square Foot Gardening Method

Small space gardens can be a challenge! My focus this year is to re-create several niche gardens that we see hovering around the internet through …

Mother's Day Planters for that Special Mom

Mother’s Day Planters<p>Beautiful planters and hanging baskets are the number one gifts for mom’s on Mother’s Day. There certainly is no shortage of …

Natural Garden Remedies for Earth Day

The Garden Charmer’s decided in honor of Earth Day that we would do collaborative posts about garden methods, tips and projects that are both good …

10 Best Berries to Plant in Winter

Planting and Care<p><b>Buy</b><p>Shop for bare-root plants now. If you can’t find what you want, ask your nursery to order from a grower.<p><b>Prep</b><p>Store bare-root …

Metal Stamped Plant Tags from Hardware Store Finds

It’s important to label your plants so you know what’s what in the garden, but sometimes plant labels can be distracting, flimsy, or just plain ugly. …

Plants

Air Plant Wine Bottle Cork Magnets

Air Plant Wine Cork Magnets are and excellent way to upcycle a cork from that special occasion that you want to remember!<p>I’ve been totally infatuated …

Perennial Vegetables

3 Easy to Grow Perennial Vegetables<p>Make space in your garden for these long lasting favorites that will give you plenty of harvests for many years to …

Fresh Herb Wreath

Since wreaths are so hot right now, I decided to make a fresh herb wreath using fragrant bundles straight from my garden.<p>Not only does this wreath …

Chemicals

I have a thing for chippy green <3 ~Image via The Velvet Moon~

Helleborus Jade Tiger... love the magenta edging and fresh green color combo! http://ow.ly/tJhpw

Parnassia Grandifolia, beautiful picture by Alan Cressler http://ow.ly/tV3Ry

Wait!! Don't throw out those tin cans! http://ow.ly/u7VIi

Rustic whites and greys http://ow.ly/prPiF

Are your eyes bigger than your garden? Then grow 'up'! Here's 10 'safe' DIY Vertical Garden ideas you can try this growing season: http://www.sowanddipity.com/diy-vertical-gardens/