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Spring Outdoor Projects

March 23, 2012 |
posted by Ana White
Spring Outdoor Projects

I can only guess that's it's spring for you all? Yes?

Well, this morning, it is 20 degrees below zero up here in Alaska, and gardening looks pretty far off for me. But I know many of you are already working on your outdoor spaces, so this Feature Friday, I'm delighted to share with you some amazing DIY projects for your garden.

Awesome Idea #1

Awesome Idea #2

Awesome Idea #3

Awesome Idea #4

Awesome Idea #5

Love the modern trellis. I

Love the modern trellis. I may have to take a closer look. Thanks for sharing Ana!

posted by Tauni (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-03-23 11:38

I have been wanting an arch

I have been wanting an arch to my side yard for years and years! Maybe this year I can get one!

posted by Mindy (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-03-23 11:40

garden ideas

I love these new garden ideas. I love to garden and just moved into a place where i have lots of room for a big gardend and more. And being on a low budget makes these ideas all the better to do because they are inexpensive and easy to do.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-03-23 12:04
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Tomato Trellis

I love to garden and have wanted a trellis for my tomatoes. I especially like adding an element of whimsy, this makes me think of my grandma's clothes drying rack for the winter.

Jodi

posted by farmchicmomma | on Fri, 2012-03-23 12:22

Thanks so much - it's not

Thanks so much - it's not spring around here yet either, but when spring does arrive I'm really looking forward to trying out the modern trellis - as well as those planters!

posted by mamadandelion (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-03-23 12:23
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I'm so glad you like these

I'm so glad you like these projects! Thanks for reading and commenting - here's hoping spring arrives soon for us!

posted by Ana White | on Fri, 2012-03-23 15:30

Love this Ana! Very

Love this Ana! Very inspiring. I would love to try my hand at gardening this summer as I just moved into a place with a nice large backyard. Some of these ideas, especially that trellis will come in handy I'm sure! I love feature Fridays!

posted by Aisha_ (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-03-23 15:39
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Pressure treated and veggies?

Beginner's gardening question: but is pressure treated wood safe for planting edibles? I started my first veggie garden this year and am looking in to expanding with raised beds since I have very poor drainage in my yard. Thank you Ana for posting these links!

posted by brookifer86 | on Sat, 2012-03-24 10:57
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I've built my raised garden

I've built my raised garden beds (three years ago) with pressure treated lumber but I did a good research before I did. If you're not willing to take the risk (the fact that some kind of chemical was put in that lumber, i.e. copper, chromium) then paint it with neutral exterior latex based paint or put some kind of lining. I didn't paint my garden beds with the latex based paint but I did on all my outdoor furniture that are all made from pressure treated wood.

posted by lazyLiz | on Mon, 2012-03-26 07:36
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These sure look fun . . .

We're gearing up to build our garden this year, and these are some great ideas.

I also have one question: Ana, where are the plans for the cabinet doors? We need to build our kitchen cabinets in the next six weeks, (landlord gave us notice that they're putting the house on the market, and we need to be out in two months!), and I really want to build my own cabs.

Pretty, pretty, please? Will you show us how?

(Or did you already, and I managed to miss it somehow?)

Thanks so much for all you do . . . I'm so excited to use the plans you've already posted to furnish our home!

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. -- W. Edwards Deming

posted by annalea | on Sat, 2012-03-24 15:51

This is why you're site is so great.

This is why you're site is so great. Did you look at the plans from Lowe's for the modern trellis? That is ridiculous. That is supposed to explain how to make it? Pffft!

posted by Ali R (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-03-25 22:54
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Great idea!

I have to build me feature # 3 and # 4! Thanks Anna, for taking the time to put these amazing garden ideas together.

posted by lazyLiz | on Mon, 2012-03-26 07:05

How much would a trellis like

How much would a trellis like this cost?.. retail compared to do it yourself.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-03-31 13:06
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tomato trellis

i loved the idea so much i built one from these plans. i built it out of 1x2's. and cant wait to have it in my garden this summer.

Teri

posted by terriee | on Thu, 2012-04-26 17:00

With a little imagination,

With a little imagination, proper planning and right efforts we could create whatever you like. Such DIY projects are extremely helpful for building things for the home. But you need to have the right tools too, you could purchase tools from online outlets like Power Equipment Plus.

posted by banik | on Thu, 2013-02-07 06:23

I loved most of the ideas but

I loved most of the ideas but I think the wooden planter is the best idea. Those who love to have some greenery in the house yet have no space to create an elaborate garden they would love it. You could stretch the idea a bit farther and Buy Kratom or some other exotic plant.

posted by banik | on Mon, 2013-03-18 03:49

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