Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nifty Ideas: Garden

Another round of fantastic nifty ideas I have discovered. You too may become inspired by these nifty things and in turn create your own. If you have any of your own nifty ideas please share them with me!

Garden season is in swing. There are many things out there that can get in the way of a beautiful garden and around these parts deer are quite a nuisance. They eat anything tempting. I came across a recipe for a deer repellent spray to put on your most delicious plants. Since it contains natural ingredients and mostly things you have on hand I think it is a better option than some other products out there.

One thing I love is wind chimes, the way they make gentle music as the wind blows. I have seen all kinds but never a Pinecone. That would be a excellent way to add a wind chime without it looking so much like a wind chime.

There are all sorts of little things to place in your garden to add a little something unique to it. (Other than that birdbath)I have these ceramic toadstools which I love. Then I found these glowing mushrooms and Fairy Dust balls that would be nice to add some fun to an evening outside.

As the season gets hotter and dryer there will be days when I'll wish for rain. The cost of water goes up for us in these parts every summer and come August the garden is in need of plenty of water. We have been considering a rain barrel for offsetting that problem. My grandparents had one, it wasn't pretty big plastic and ugly but it served a purpose. Now manufacturers are making them look like pottery which means they can be a part of your garden and will hardly be noticed. Which for us, HOA issues always on our minds, these new pottery versions will keep us violation free.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I'm trying out the dear spray. And the pinecone windchime would be perfect to keep the bears away!-Laura