Archive for the ‘Useful & Decorative’ Category

How to Grow -Broomcorn

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just grow your own Autumn decorations, and have no need for something made in a factory far, far away? Ornamental gourds are one good way, as well as pumpkins and decorative corn stalks. Here’s another you may not have tried: Also known as ‘sorghum’ broomcorn is planted the same way [...]

October 4, 2012   Posted in: Corn, How to Grow, Useful & Decorative  8 Comments

Growing Things- Bowls

Other than the obvious difference between a vase and a bowl, there are two others when crafting one from a gourd: 1. You are probably going to want the inside to be much cleaner, and 2. You can go wild decorating the bowl Prepare your gourd as you did the vase, but make the cut [...]

January 22, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, Useful & Decorative  2 Comments

Growing Things- Vases

We talked before about Growing Gourds, Drying them and Crafting Birdhouses- today let’s talk about making vases. These are also made from the ‘Birdhouse’ or ‘Bottle’ Gourds, you will need one that stands without wobbling. The first thing to do after the outside of the gourd has been cleaned is to cut the top off. [...]

January 21, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, How to Grow, Useful & Decorative  4 Comments

Growing Things

Our gardens provide us with beauty, with food, and with good health- they can also provide us with ‘items’. The list of what plant life can be turned into items is long. For example, most of us have come into contact with a wooden bowl- did you know they can actually be made out of [...]

January 20, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, How to Grow, Useful & Decorative  No Comments