If you have a brown thumb or do not enjoy fussy flowers and shrubs, container gardening may be just for you! But even less maintenance than a patio container garden, is a container water garden! It’s very hard to over water or underwater them. And there are so many ways to use them as focal points, as accents, even as a table centerpiece for your outdoor fine dining experiences. Even more magical is adding a fountain to one of your containers with the soothing sound of water trickling to relax with at the end of a busy day.
All you need are pots of varying sizes that do not have drain holes in the bottom. That is very key, of course! They can be made of any material, but plastic is probably the least expensive and easiest to maneuver around, being lighter than terracotta or ceramic. You will need the little discs to keep mosquitoes from breeding in the standing water. And of course, your water plants! Make sure you have a variety of some that bloom and some that don’t. You can even make a table top water garden to use as a centerpiece when dining outside. Just use a smaller pot.
If you are situating your water garden on a deck, make sure it can hold the weight of large pots filled with water. They will be very heavy. So you’ll also want to make sure you like their location because once filled, you can’t move them without taking everything out and putting it all back together again.
Most supplies can be found at your local home improvement stores and greenhouses. The links below describe exactly what you need, where to find it and how to put together a beautiful container water garden you can enjoy the whole season without too much fuss and no worries about under or over watering.
An earth home is usually set partially into the ground and covered with thin growth. Modern earth houses are built with concrete walls and insulation. Usually with three walls below grade and the roof covered. The front then looks much like a hillside home does. In the early years when they first came out, they really had limited floor plans and were not that attractive. Well, earth homes have come a long way, baby! The modern ones have gorgeous floor plans that rival any upscale contemporary home in both style and size. With today’s technology, there are so many amazing features available to make earth homes unique, original, totally functional and above all, environment friendly. This link is a search of earth home images. You will be amazed at how beautiful, original and whimsical they can be. You are limited only by your imagination.
Click the picture to see some Team Handmade items to fill your gorgeous earth home with
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I also think that our blog articles should be geared towards subjects that will interest people and entice them to come read them. And while they are here, they can click around the different areas of the blog that will lead them to different areas of our team. Shop talk (seller help articles) should be kept to our forums. This is to attract people to come visit us. So we need to be interesting to them and make them feel wanted. Not like an outsider looking in as we discuss things we can do to be better sellers.
For example. We could organize a Team Handmade sale where anyone who wants to participate, can do so and use the designated tag to be included. Then we can post it here. Some people always have sales going and they will always turn up in a search for teamhandmade sale. We could announce when we’re going to post it here so people can add items if they want and then we can all promote it on our facebooks, twitters, blogs, even on Pinterest.
Hey all! We’re just experimenting with a new template for our team website/blog. We could then eliminate the stand alone blog. In the right sidebar here, we can have Etsy minis. In the left side bar we have the categories as listed on Etsy but these only link to a teamhandmade search of each category. Then there are the ‘color’ searches from the old site. The main body (blog post aspect) will be articles mainly geared towards attracting people to read them and then hopefully click around and check out the team. Occasionally we will feature a seller or a special treasury, but the main content will be about everything else other than Etsy, selling, sellers, etc. It will be a broad base of interest hoping to attract people. Shop talk will be limited to our forum discussions where it really belongs and will benefit sellers the most. This template also has portfolios, but I’m not sure how they work yet, so I’m trying to learn how to make the most of them to possibly have featured sellers who may or may not pay a token fee to be featured, with the minor fee going towards the cost of a web host and domain name. Still working out the details and how this can all work.
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