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Garden Gate Made with Garden Tools

David, a gardener in Missoula, Montana, wanted to make his garden a bit more inviting. So he replaced the solid wood gate with one made with old gardening tools. It matches a trellis that he built with old rakes and hoes. Link -via Recylart

Garden Tool Pen

Garden Tool Pen – $4.95 (sold individually) Are you looking for a way to grow as a writer? Stop vegetating and invest in a new Garden Tool Pen from the NeatoShop. These fantastic pens are shaped like the following garden hand tools:  cultivator pitch fork rake  trowel Just think of all the fantastic ideas that will spring up by using such [...]

The Late Movies: Time Lapse Garden

Oh, I’m still knee-deep in tomatoes and beans, and the rest of the garden is coming along nicely, too! If you don’t have the time to watch a garden grow in real time, maybe you’ll enjoy doing it in fast forward. Here are some wonderful time-lapse videos of growing plants. Garden Cress Including the clocks was a [...]

How to Make Tortilla Bowls

Here’s a great tip from The Garden Pantry. To make a tortilla bowl, just flip a muffin pan over, grease it, then bake tortillas in the open spaces. By the way: homemade flour tortillas fresh off the griddle are freakin’ amazing. Link -via Paul Overton

The Combat Gnomes Are Back With Even More Firepower

These combat ready garden gnomes are created from scratch by artist Shawn Thorsson, who obviously had a pest problem that a little bit of bug spray couldn’t handle. This time around the gnomish combatants are back with more firepower and a tactical formation which will ensure that every square inch of your yard or garden is [...]

Mammoth bones found in Iowa back yard

One Iowa family got the surprise of their lives when they discovered mammoth bones in their garden. The 12,000 year-old bones are being hailed as one …

Frenchman Sues Over Google Street View’s Photo of Him Peeing

Well, when you gotta go, you gotta go – but I bet this Frenchman didn’t expect himself to be caught in the act … of peeing outdoors in his own garden by Google’s Street [...]

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Carrot in Woman’s Garden

In 1995, while baking in her kitchen, Lena Påhlsson of Mora, Sweden took off her custom-made wedding ring. She didn’t see it again until it turned up sixteen years later around a carrot that grew in her garden: But as Lena was about to gather the last of the carrots from the family vegetable patch last [...]

Add Color to Your Garden Fence with Embedded Marbles

Eric Johnson’s urban garden is so small that it lacks a single blade of grass. So he has to get creative to make the most of it. One change that he made was to embed glass marbles into his privacy fence. It’s really simple: just drill holes into the wood and push the marbles in! [...]

The Monsters of Villa Palagonia

Villa Palagonia in Bagheria, Italy is famous for a flock of “monsters” on top of its garden walls. The house was built in 1715, and immediately hailed as an architectural achievement, and one of the finest works of Sicilian Baroque on the island. But the Villa didn’t acquire the strange touch which made it world-famous until [...]