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Gardening

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A Gardener's Grand Finale

While most gardens put on a full show in summer, garden designer Dean Riddle created a rich tapestry of plants that explodes with late-season beauty and a luscious palette of fall colors. See how this Catskills-area garden transforms.
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Bottle Terrariums

Steps:4
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Shed How-To: Corner Storage

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Organizing
Materials
  • Illustration
  • Electric drill
  • Three 1-by-12-inch boards: two cut to 10 1/2 inches wide and 22 1/2 inches long and the remaining one cut to 22 1/2 inches long (for H-shaped piece)
  • Fourteen 1 1/2-inch wood screws
  • Four 2-inch L brackets
  • Sixteen 3/4-inch wood screws (for L brackets)
  • Two 1-by-12-inch boards, both 33 3/4 inches long (for front panels)
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Faux-Bois Planter Mold

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
Materials
  • Four 12-by-16-inch rubber texture mats, in wood-grain pattern (PA 02-4), $12, from Chinese Clay Art, 408-343-3919.
  • Four 15-by-20-inch pieces of 1/2-inch-thick plywood
  • Carpet tape (No. 50-605), by Roberts from Home Depot, 800-553-3199.
  • Drill with regular and masonry bits
  • 12 wood screws
  • 20-by-20-inch piece of 1/2-inch-thick plywood
  • Universal Smooth-On Mold Release (No. 66MR1), from the Compleat Sculptor, 800-972-8578.
  • Rubber mallet
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Peat moss (No. 809383),  by Miracle-Gro; Gray
  • Perlite, (No. 809352), by Miracle-Gro; Gray
  • Portland cement, from Home Depot, 800-553-3199
  • Interior mold (or construct one from cardboard, wrapping it with duct tape)
  • Sheet of plastic
  • Surform Plane Type, regular cut blade (No. 185515), by Stanley from Home Depot, 800-553-3199.
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