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Gardening

Explore 29 projects, 55 articles, 38 galleries, and more

Rose Arrangement

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Flower arranging
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Bubbling Brook Fountain

Steps:9
Materials
  • Hacksaw
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • 1 gallon white swimming pool paint (we used Insl-x RP2700; insl-x.com)
  • Large paint bucket
  • 1 quart paint colorant (such as Tints-All) in color to match trough (we used black)
  • Paint stirrer
  • 4-inch foam paint roller
  • Fiberglass trough (55 by 16 by 16 inches, planterresource.com; find similar styles at garden centers)
  • Submersible pump (750 gallons per hour; we used the Mag Drive Ultra Pump, No. 98459; aquascapeinc.com) (G)
  • Ice pick or awl
  • Drill with multipurpose drill bits (1/8 to 1/2 inch) and 1 1/8-inch spade drill bit (not necessary if trough's drainage hole can accommodate pump plug)
  • Putty knife
  • Waterproof exterior caulk, such as neoprene flash cement
  • Waterproof epoxy putty
  • Two 2-foot sections of 3/4-inch unthreaded PVC pipe (B, D)
  • Three 3-quarter-inch PVC solvent weld ball valves, unthreaded (A)
  • Two 3-quarter-inch, 90-degree PVC elbows, unthreaded (C)
  • 3/4-inch PVC unthreaded cross (E)
  • 3/4-inch PVC female adapter (F)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) plastic pipe cement primer/cleaner for PVC (clear)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) PVC cement (clear)
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Gentle-Splash Fountain

Steps:8
Quiet and simple, this fountain is suitable for a beginner builder and can be completed in an afternoon.
Materials
  • Hacksaw
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • Submersible pump (350 gallons per hour; we used the Mag Drive Ultra Pump, No. 98457; aquascapeinc.com) (G)
  • Large pot or planter, 22 inches wide by 28 inches tall with a drainage hole (we used the large Old Stone U planter, No. 5144; evanpeters.com; find similar styles at garden centers)
  • Clear waterproof vinyl caulk
  • Putty knife
  • The following items can be found in the plumbing-supplies section of large hardware stores. Use schedule 40 pipe and fittings throughout:
  • 2-foot section of 1/2-inch unthreaded PVC pipe (D, F)
  • 1/2-inch large flange nut (smithfast.com) (A)
  • 6-inch-long, 1/2-inch-diameter threaded brass nipple (B)
  • 2 half-inch PVC female adapters (C)
  • 1/2-inch solvent weld plastic ball valve (E)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) plastic pipe cement primer/cleaner for PVC (clear)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) PVC cement (clear)
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Weekend Country Garden

Other Ideas:
Outdoor spaces
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