Have you thought about yarn bombing your neighborhood playground? Is there a building on your street that needs aesthetic help? Use this street art inspiration to plan a happening.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of gardening posts.
It's an animal-filled Monday Montage, and we've also got a homemade reading tent and a radical balcony gardening solution. In the links, nerd out on office supplies and learn what people make from 200 plastic bags.
Since it's gardening season, I was hoping for some advice on humane and eco-friendly pest control in the garden.
How on earth do I keep these insane squirrels away from my pumpkins? How do I save my blueberries from the birds? How do I do this without spraying toxins or harming the animals?
Whenever I mention my orchids to people, even plant-lovers like me, they almost always say, "oh, I can't grow orchids." But you can! Orchids are just plants, and like all plants, they need light, water, and a little attention.
I don't have a ton of time to garden. At least in the daylight hours. If it's light outside and I've finished all my indoors/schedule-dependent tasks, other stuff comes first: mowing the lawn. Cleaning out the garage. Important repairs.
And then I saw Susie Bauer's post, in which she shares her own revelation: NIGHT GARDENING.
You'll know you need a first aid kit when you see what Arlette's got in hers. You've also got to see Elka's faux deer mount.
When people come over to the house, they usually compliment me on my green thumb, but here's the secret: There is no such thing as a green thumb. Or, if there is, you already have one.