Derek Kinzett

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 Alpine garden in belfast sink...what a neat idea for an old sink.

Alpine garden in belfast sink...what a neat idea for an old sink.

8 plants that repel mosquitos, plus other great tips on how to keep the bugs away this summer

Natural Insect Repellents for Home and Garden

8 plants that repel mosquitos, plus other great tips on how to keep the bugs away this summer

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Before winter hits, apply a coat of paint and traction grit on wood steps to make them slip-resistant:

How to Make Wood Steps Safer

Before winter hits, apply a coat of paint and traction grit on wood steps to make them slip-resistant:

Fantasy Wire Fairies Sculptures. I kind of like this one. Maybe with "pucker up, make a wish, and blow!"  @lornagene

Fantasy Wire Fairies Sculptures. I kind of like this one. Maybe with "pucker up, make a wish, and blow!" @lornagene

Check the soil – is it compacted? Roots need air too. Carefully work around – and close to the trunk of your trees and plants with a strong stick or rod, and loosen the soil just a little bit. You are only aerating the soil, not lifting or moving it, so a little poking throughout the rootball should not harm the plant. (Unless it’s a really delicate plant)

Winterizing your Miniature or Fairy Gardens

Check the soil – is it compacted? Roots need air too. Carefully work around – and close to the trunk of your trees and plants with a strong stick or rod, and loosen the soil just a little bit. You are only aerating the soil, not lifting or moving it, so a little poking throughout the rootball should not harm the plant. (Unless it’s a really delicate plant)

Oxalis palmifrons flower opening. I love this flower.

Oxalis palmifrons flower opening. I love this flower.

Paint colors that match this Apartment Therapy photo: SW 6083 Sable, SW 6157 Favorite Tan, SW 6180 Oakmoss, SW 6006 Black Bean, SW 6109 Hopsack

Paint colors that match this Apartment Therapy photo: SW 6083 Sable, SW 6157 Favorite Tan, SW 6180 Oakmoss, SW 6006 Black Bean, SW 6109 Hopsack

If the container is to be larger than 18 inches in diameter, fiberglass or micro-synthetic fibers called Fibermesh can be used for added strength. They can purchased at most concrete product suppliers. Simply add a handful (or one part) of the fibers to the dry-ingredient mixture.  At this time, you can also add a concrete dye for color. However, these colors tend to fade after being exposed to the sun and rain. If you choose to include a dye, add enough so that the entire mixture is…

Instructions for Making a Hypertufa Planter

If the container is to be larger than 18 inches in diameter, fiberglass or micro-synthetic fibers called Fibermesh can be used for added strength. They can purchased at most concrete product suppliers. Simply add a handful (or one part) of the fibers to the dry-ingredient mixture. At this time, you can also add a concrete dye for color. However, these colors tend to fade after being exposed to the sun and rain. If you choose to include a dye, add enough so that the entire mixture is…

Escultura de alambre por el artista británico Derek Kinzett

Escultura de alambre por el artista británico Derek Kinzett

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