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DIY ideas to inspire you all year for your California home and garden.
  • Rosemary Cone

    Full Sun Project Plant a fragrant evergreen rosemary cone in a traditional urn and dress it up with rich, red berries for Christmas. Shopping List: 1 – Urn ( 16 – 18 inches wide) 1 – Rosemary Cone 3 – Variegated Ivy 3 – White pansies or violas 2 – Dusty Miller 5 – Stem artificial Holly Berries [...] Read Full Article
  • Festive Holiday Blooms

    High Indoor Light Amaryllis and Poinsettia add festive cheer to your home for the Christmas season with blooms that last and last. Choose a long basket with a liner. Place a Poinsettia on either end and an Amaryllis in the center. Top it all off with a layer of sheet moss and [...] Read Full Article
  • Christmas English Garden Basket

    High Indoor Light Colorful foliage plants compliment a variegated poinsettia in a basket that’s sure to add Christmas cheer indoors throughout the season.    Shopping List: 1 – 18” basket with liner 1 – 4 inch Neanthe Bella Palm 1 – 4” Dracaena marginata 1 – 4” Dracaena white stripe 2 – 4” Arrowhead Plants 1 – 6” Poinsettia 1 [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall Houseplant Container Garden

     High Indoor Light Don’t let fall’s gorgeous colors and blooms only reside outdoors; bring them inside! The colorful croton has nearly all of autumns colors on display and pairs perfectly with  the rich burgundy blooms of a florist mum and the yellow ornamental peppers. The variegated ivy ties in the yellow [...] Read Full Article
  • Glitter Pumpkins

    Project time: 45 minutes Add some sparkle to your holiday decorations with glitter pumpkins. Create glitter pumpkins in the colors of the season, gold, purple, and orange. Or, make them to match your home décor. There are just three steps involved. Head outside and lay down some newspaper or cardboard. Then [...] Read Full Article
  • Buttons and Bows

    Project time: 30 minutes Dress your pumpkin with buttons and bows. Choose ribbon in a couple of different patterns and matching buttons. We chose several different patterns in black and white with black buttons. Paint the stem of the pumpkin black. Use a hot glue gun to attach ribbon in rows [...] Read Full Article
  • Painted Pumpkins

    Project time: 30 minutes Painting pumpkins is easy and less messy than carving them. And, painted pumpkins last longer too. This year try painting your pumpkins. Add a scary message, your initials, or your house address. Paint the message on one big pumpkin or use several smaller pie pumpkins to spell [...] Read Full Article
  • Power Tool Pumpkin Project

    Partial Shade Project Project Time: 1 hour with a partner Charge your drills or dremel tool, and get ready to reinvent pumpkin carving. You can simply start will one drilled pumpkin or use three to create a topiary to show off your skills. Step 1: Cut the top off of each of your [...] Read Full Article
  • Stacked Fall Flower Tower

    Full Sun Project Project time: 30 minutes A fall flower tower is an easy and beautiful display to add seasonal color to your buffet or serving tables throughout the fall season. Step 1: Start with an 18 inch glazed saucer. Place a 12 inch pot on top of it (upside down). Step 2: Add [...] Read Full Article
  • Halloween Urn

    Project time: 30 minutes Full sun to partial sun project Dress up your urn for Halloween. It’s time to change out your summer flowers and add colorful fall flowers to your container garden. Create a purple and silver color scheme and then later add Halloween decorations and Tillandsias (air plants) for a [...] Read Full Article
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