Friday, August 10, 2012

Gardening and landscaping ideas

The August/September issue of Birds and Blooms has helpful and fun ideas for your garden and landscape, including how to attract butterflies and birds. And you can paint a garden scene on an old satellite dish and tuck it in amongst the flowers, and recycle, stack, and paint leftover cinder blocks; then fill them with soil and small plants. There's a page of garden products for kids, and I especially liked the backyard fort kit that you cover with vines.

There are money-saving ideas and, of course, loads of beautiful photos of flowers, birds, butterflies, and children. I always learn something from the advice columns, and I love owls so I enjoyed that selection of photos too.

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