Yes, I know. You’ve seen these Dinosaur planters all over the internet. Ho hum. Well I don’t care, I made a couple, and I’m going to show you how whether you like it or not 🙂
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How I Made a Tropical Backyard Oasis in Denver on a Cheap-Ass Budget
The air is cooling, (I actually had to put on a sweater last night). Fall is upon us, and all too soon I’ll be putting the garden to bed and hauling out the snow shovel. With that in mind, I thought I’d share my yard with you before the first frost hits and I’m crying over shriveled leaves.
The backyard is ever a work-in-progress. A constant battle to create something that feels tropical in dry-as-a-rattlesnake-fart Denver. (OK, MOST of the time it is dry here, the recent crazy rains not withstanding.) I think this year is the best yet for my little tropical oasis. Ready for the tour? Here we go…
Part 3! Big Crazy Bohemian Garden…it’s Not Mine, it’s Tiffany’s. (Lots of Fun Ideas Here!)
Like all good things, this series must come to an end…
Part 3 of the Big Crazy Bohemian Garden.
The greenhouse. It’s pretty killer…
Part 2! Big Crazy Bohemian Garden…it’s Not Mine, it’s Tiffany’s. (Lots of Fun Ideas Here!)
Part 2 of our 3-Part series on the amazing bohemian garden of mask-maker extraordinaire Tiffany Smyth…
See Part 1 Here: Big Crazy Bohemian Garden
Let’s just dig right in shall we?
The first thing you’ll notice is the blue heads. I love the blue heads. What a creative edging! The heads were leftover from a failed project..
Big Crazy Bohemian Garden…it’s Not Mine, it’s Tiffany’s. (Lots of Fun Ideas Here!)
This week we’ll be wandering around someone else’s garden. This wacky & wonderful garden is chock full of fun and unusual ideas using found objects, leftovers, chickens and more. This creative space belongs to mask-maker Tiffany Smyth of Denver. If you don’t know Tiffany’s masks, you need to http://www.artsmyths.com Once you see the masks, you’ll understand the garden. I’ll be covering this garden in 3 blog posts this week.
Without further ado, here is post #1:
Fairy Garden & Porch
The yard is gently divided into different zones with creative fencing and edging. The Fairy Garden is on the North side of the house, with the entry marked by a curved arbor.
Bringing the Tropics to a Denver Backyard…Bromeliads in the Trees, + Painted Birdcage Bonus
Bringing the Tropics to a Denver Backyard…Bromeliads in the Trees
I was inspired on a recent trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens by this tree full of bromelaids. Such a fun tropical look! Here’s what they did:
One of My Favorite Gardening Tricks – Curly Willow Branches: DIY Tree, High-Impact on the Cheap
One of My Favorite Gardening Tricks – Curly Willow Branches: High-Impact on the Cheap
This trick is an oldy but a goody. I learned it years ago in my Floral Designer days and have used it many times, both indoors and out…
Big Showy Glamorous Orchid Arrangement for only $30! (Retail over $100)
It was one of those emails I live for…Orchids Half Off!…
Great Garden Inspiration & Ideas from a Visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens (on Free Day, of course!)
Your local Botanic Gardens (in my case the Denver Botanic Gardens) are a great place to gather doable ideas and inspiration for your garden. This past Tuesday was Free Day, which I fully enjoyed, and took the opportunity to gather ideas for my own garden at home. Here are some of my favorite ideas:
A How-To DIY Stunning Star-Spangled 4th of July Fresh Flower Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers, Cheap! ($16 Bucks)
A Fabulous Star-Spangled Flower Arrangement for your Fourth of July Festivities…
I love flowers. I was a floral designer for over a decade, and I think a home should never be without them. They just make you happy. I’ll use any excuse to bring them home…this week’s excuse is the Fourth of July!…