Stone Art & Painted Rocks

Painted Rock Ideas For The Garden

Are you looking for a fun project that adds a touch of whimsy or inspiration to the garden, or maybe just a weekend diversion for the kids? Painted rocks might just be the idea you’re looking for. They come in so many variations from funny rocks and cartoon characters to meditative stones and scripture quotes… the ideas are endless. We will also go over how to choose rocks and the right painting materials. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to dress up your garden beds and more, so let’s get started.

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Make Lightweight Garden Art Projects That Last With Hypertufa

Today, I’ll show you how to make just about anything you can imagine with hypertufa using inexpensive materials you can buy from your closest home center. I’ll also show you all of the many ways you can use this versatile material to achieve various different textures and finishes without much effort.

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Lotus Vs. Water Lilies

Lotus Vs. Water Lilies, What’s The Difference?

In the world of flowering aquatic plants, nothing beats a water lily or a lotus flower.

You probably are already aware of the similarities between water lilies and lotus plants, so let’s get down to the differences.

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How to grow moss on pots and rocks

How To Grow Moss On Pots And Rocks

So, What Can I do With Simple Moss?

Moss has many applications from interior design to landscaping. I’ll try to give you some of the best ideas.

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Create A Fascinating Carnivorous Terrarium

Create A Fascinating Carnivorous Terrarium

Terrariums are pretty easy to create and care for, you may have made one in school as a science class project. Carnivorous plants will “eat” flies, ants, and wasps when placed outdoors plus they come in many colorful shapes and sizes. Watching them catch bugs adds even more interest. Pitcher plants alone have a variety of beautiful colors, but to add even more variety, I’ll also cover the necessary growing conditions for Venus fly traps and Sundew plants.

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Make A Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

Make a Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

Anyone can add an artisan’s touch to their landscape with this easy to make project… plus you get hummingbirds! You will need only 3 materials and some basic tools for the project (you likely have these around the house).

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Winterizing Outdoor Water Features

Winterizing Outdoor Water Features

How to keep your fish and plants warm outdoors this Winter.

If you live where the winter temperatures at night will not drop below about 10-20 degrees below freezing at night, then you have a couple of options to help your plants and fish survive and keep the water from freezing:

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7 Ways To Use Old Wine Bottles In Your Landscape

7 Ways To Use Old Wine Bottles In Your Landscape

Re-purpose Your Used Wine Bottles As Garden Art With These 7 Great Ideas…

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Grow a giant golden pothos vine

The Giant Golden Pothos Vine (Epipremnum Aureum).

The Giant Golden Pothos Vine (Epipremnum Aureum).

A giant golden pothos vine (Epipremnum Aureum) can grow in a large container filled only with water!

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Water Lilies For Containers

Water Lilies For Containers

Water lilies come in a rainbow of colors.

Water lilies come in a rainbow of colors.

Water lilies (Nymphaea Species) provide much beauty in water gardens, each plant replaces it’s flowers as soon as they start to fade. Their flowers float on the surface and come in every color in the rainbow, including bi-colors. Most water lilies are either tropical (freeze/frost conditions in winter will kill them) and hardy lilies (survive up to zone 3). Northern gardeners will need a hardy variety. Bird bath type heaters should keep the water in your container from freezing.

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Seal Any Container To Make A Water Feature

Seal any container to make a water feature

You might find unused containers lying around such as these. If they are not water-tight, you can use a spray-on sealer such as Flexseal. Black or dark brown colors give the best effect. Cover any drainage holes with a piece of cardboard before spraying your sealer.

Did you know that any planter or container can be sealed and turned into a water feature? Materials like terra cotta, plastic/resin, cement containers and half whiskey barrels can all be sealed to hold water by spraying Flex-seal or a similar product on the interior of the container.

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