Projects Made Simple

These DIY garden projects provide step-by-step directions for making decorations and gifts from plants. You can also find easy instructions and ideas for growing in traditional beds or a container garden.

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

Small Japanese garden ideas you can create in your own backyard including ideal plants for each style.
Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost tea is an easy option for gardeners and a healthy choice for plants. Learn how to make compost tea (aerated and non-aerated), and how to use it.
Basics of Flower Arranging

Basics of Flower Arranging

5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

Learn How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath

Add a modern style to your entryway or patio table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath.

3 Ways to Create a Cozy Fire Pit Area

3 Ways to Create a Cozy Fire Pit Area

Use plants to design an even cozier and more inviting nook on your patio for get-togethers.
How to Winterize a Bird Bath

How to Winterize a Bird Bath

Follow these guidelines to prepare your bird bath for cooler weather.
Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers

Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers

With minimal effort and a perfectly timed snip, an ephemeral flower may be transformed into an eternal flower. We've got tips on how to preserve fresh flowers so you can enjoy them for years to come.
Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial

Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial

Add modern style to your entryway or outdoor table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath. This project will take about an hour and a half to complete, requires minimal care afterward, and can be used again next year.
Plant a Patriotic Flagpole Garden

Plant a Patriotic Flagpole Garden

Plant a garden bed with red, white and blue flowers at the base of a flagpole to create a beautiful display of patriotism and pride.

3 Ways to Use Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are beautiful! The best part about them is you are not restricted to just hanging them. You can put them in a gorgeous container for a doorway showpiece or you can plant them right in a flower bed or box planter.
Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

April 22 is a day to make a positive change that benefits our home, the earth. Pay it forward to our planet with some or all of these easy-to-do projects.
Ivy Topiary Made Easy

Ivy Topiary Made Easy

Topiary is a fun way to add plants that suite your style within your home and ivy is a relatively forgiving, easy-care, starter topiary plant.
Quick and Thrifty DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Quick and Thrifty DIY Holiday Centerpiece

A naturally beautiful holiday decoration is easy to whip up in no time with no added expense.
DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

Grab a few plant trimmings and follow these do-it-yourself instructions to create festive winter containers in no time!
Ball Jar Ring Pumpkin

Ball Jar Ring Pumpkin

Recycling and upcycling are a fun and affordable way to add a personal touch to your home. Here are the step-by-step instructions to transform jar rings into a pretty pumpkin.
Fall Ball Jars

Fall Ball Jars

Fall is upon us, and it is a one of the most fun times of year to decorate. This week's project is "Fall" Ball Jars filled with ornamental grass.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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