Garden Crafts

FALL FUN

Using nature’s harvest and a bit of imagination to liven up the landscape Story and Photos by Susan Jasan Fall is a delightful time of year with cooler temperatures, fall color, and a bountiful harvest from your summer garden. It’s a delightful time for youth and adults alike as Halloween brings alive a host of …

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WATTLE

An old construction technique that’s perfect for the modern garden Story and Photos by Cynthia Wood If you’ve visited historical gardens, you’ve probably noticed fences that resemble wooden croquet wickets. These are variations of wattle, an ancient craft that’s been practiced in England and Europe since the Bronze Age.  Although wattle was traditionally made with …

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EDIBLE DECOR

Decorating with fruits and vegetables Story and Photos by Loretta Gillespie Decorating your table with fruits and vegetables is fun and easy. And it’s not only prettier than a floral centerpiece, but it’s more economical – you can eat it!  In the summer you can turn a simple watermelon or honeydew into a stunning vase …

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MAKE YOUR MARK

How to make your own garden markers Story and Photos by Sue Hughes Every spring I struggle with how to identify what I’ve planted. Part of the problem is that I demand my plant markers have the following attributes: • Inexpensive, if not free • Durable enough to last all season, if not multiple seasons …

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LIVING MASTERPIECES

Have you ever considered “painting with plants”? Story by Susan Crawford  Photography by Susan Albert We gardeners pride ourselves on the artistry of our landscapes, but I recently encountered a woman who takes the concept to a whole new level. Her name is Victoria Ritland and she creates framed “paintings” to display on easels in …

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