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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you are making an effort to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner, and chock-full of awesome benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden (link to raised bed post). It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting

Stylish Compost Bin

DIY Stylish Compost Bin

A compost bin is hard on your landscaping, because it really doesn’t fit. If you don’t have a natural spot to place it, a compost bin will stand out like a sore thumb. This do-it-yourself stylish compost bin will complement your landscaping. Supplies: Wooden pallets (3-4) Saw Hammer Screws or nails Any type of flexible wire mesh Small door hinges (4) Staple gun/staples (optional) Simple … Continue reading DIY Stylish Compost Bin