Pee on this seed packet to check in on Foursquare

pee to check in on foursquare

All of the animal kingdom marks its territory by some biological method…except for humans. We check in on Foursquare to claim some piece of nebulous digital ownership. But now you can build your own biodegradable seed packet that let’s you stake both a physical and virtual claim to a location…while seeding it with a bit more flora too.

Grow herbs in a recycled wine bottle

Grow herbs in a recycled wine bottle

Just because the weather is turning cooler, doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. There are all kinds of fall and winter garden ideas, but one of the simplest is just to bring your garden inside. What more stylish way is there to do that than to grow some herbs in recycled wine bottles?

Hank D and the Bee: Summer Snow

Hank D and the Bee: Summer Snow

I hope you all take full advantage of the health benefits of dandelions in order to prolong your life and be around when wind power finally surpasses coal power. For today, I hope a little “summer snow” falls peacefully on you and yours. Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at […]

Miracle Gro [Not-So] “Organic Choice” products

Scotts Miracle Gro organic choice

Scotts Miracle Gro Company has an entire line of “Organic Choice” lawn and garden products. They have decided to plaster the words “organic” and “all natural” all over the packaging of these products in an attempt to prey on good people who are truly trying to make better choices about the chemicals they use around their home and garden. Not cool.

Grow your own mini garden in an Altoids tin

Altoid tin garden

If you weren’t yet aware, Altoids tins have a pretty huge cult following among crafty DIYers. From adding some much needed fauna to a small space, to making your own fully functioning guitar, Altoids tins are the answer. Who’d have thought it, right?

The best battery powered electric weed eater. Period.

Black & Decker NST2036 Heavy Duty 36-Volt Cordless Electric Weed Eater

If you’re looking for a cordless electric weed eater that still functions as a weed eater should, there is but one choice to be made. Through exhaustive research, extensive testing, and forking over our own money to buy one, Black & Decker’s 36-volt cordless weed eater is a beast by even gas powered trimmer standards.

Check out this reader’s beautiful DIY frog pond

Finished frog pond

One of our awesome readers followed the instructions in a recent post and made their own beautiful frog pond for about $150 and in about 5 hours. Check out their pictures and story and maybe you could be on your way to installing your own frog pond (or similar water feature) in your landscaping.

How to build a frog pond in your garden

Garden frog

Looking to add a special touch to your garden? Up to one third of all frog species are on the endangered list and every pond lost is one less place they can live. You can help turn this around by creating a frog-friendly haven in your garden. Not only will this attract amphibians, it’ll also provide ornamental value. Small birds will love it too.

Hank D and the Bee: Rain Garden Coloring Sheet

Hank D and the Bee: Rain Garden Coloring Sheet

Don’t waste your city water to water your garden. You can harvest rain water from your roof in a rain barrel to water your garden for free. Doing one step better is to build a rain garden that harvests rain water on its own. Get the whole family interested in rain gardening and print this out for your favorite colorer.

Hank D and the Bee: The joys of a rain barrel

Hank D and the Bee: The joys of a rain barrel

Harvesting rain water from your roof is easy, simple, and a great way to live a little bit greener. You don’t have to go out and spend $100′s on a trendy rain barrel, nor do you do you have to use an ugly blue plastic food grade container for your rain barrel either.