Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - garden - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:03:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Flexible And Light Stone Material http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-And-Light-Stone-Material/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:01:13 PDT
Flexible Stone Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-Stone-Pots/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:04:31 PDT
Pollinating Tomatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Pollinating-Tomatoes/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2008 15:58:14 PDT
Reservoir Bins make gardening easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Reservoir-Bins-make-gardening-easy/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:29 PDT
Simple one pallet planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-one-pallet-planter/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:17:53 PDT
Self-Watering Terrarium! http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Terrarium/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:36:07 PDT
Backyard Raspberries http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Raspberries/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:56:00 PDT
Yet Another Self Watering Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Self-Watering-Container/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:06:54 PDT
5 Minute, 5 Dollar Worm Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-5-Dollar-Worm-Farm/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:42:34 PDT
Creating a bee house http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-bee-house/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 08:34:04 PDT
Countertop Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Countertop-Greenhouse/
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Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:11:25 PST
Easy Garden Key Hide http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Garden-Key-Hide/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 21:46:50 PDT
Traditional Garden Tree Swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Traditional-Garden-Tree-Swing/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 00:13:25 PDT
Barrel Gardens: Big Value in a Small Package http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Gardens-Big-Value-in-a-Small-Package/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:17 PDT
Make Yourself an Olla (Oy-Uh!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-an-Olla-Oy-Uh/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Getting Started Square Foot Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/Above-Ground-Square-Inch-Gardening/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 05:31:57 PDT
Garden Walk reconstitution http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Walk-reconstitution/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 21:02:34 PDT
3m Geodesic Dome Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/3m-Geodesic-Dome-Greenhouse/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 13:39:44 PDT
Garden Plant Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Plant-Stand/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:57 PDT
30 Gallon Water Barel Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/30-Gallon-Water-Barel-Planter/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:59:52 PDT
Slate Plant Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Slate-Plant-Pots/
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:16:25 PST
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Harvest-Basket-Garden-Trug/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:16:45 PDT
Transform your deck into an alternating flower garden. http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-deck-into-an-alternating-flower-gar/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 16:27:28 PDT
DIY Hoop House Cold Frame For Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hoop-House-Cold-Frame-For-Gardening/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:38:55 PST
Grow a Big Organic Tomato Garden Without Tilling http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-Big-Organic-Tomato-Garden-Without-Tilling/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:23:32 PST
Organic pesticide and fungicide spray http://www.instructables.com/id/Organic-pesticide-and-fungicide-spray/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:56:11 PST
Mason Bee House http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Bee-House/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:34:52 PST
Drip watering system that costs only nickels and time. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drip-watering-system-that-costs-only-nickels-and-t/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:23:15 PDT
My hanging garden http://www.instructables.com/id/My-hanging-garden/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:14 PST
Mini Moss Garden from Backyard Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Moss-Garden-from-Backyard-Materials/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:16:02 PST
Ebb and Flow Aquaponics for the Office http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebb-and-Flow-Aquaponics-for-the-Office/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:41:15 PST
Hobbit / Gnome Hole Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobbit-Gnome-Hole-Door/
Hobbit / Gnome Hole Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SMALL.jpg shootr After cutting down two dead trees in my front yard, I left some stump above ground for putting flower pots on. It was looking plain and needed something more, and my wife hit upon the idea of a Hobbit or Gnome door on one of them.Sounded like a good idea but had no idea where to start, so after loo...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:51:20 PST
How to keep a house plant alive http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-keep-a-house-plant-alive/
How to keep a house plant alive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SMALL.jpg PasstheAwesome Keeping plants alive indoors can prove next to impossible to some, but it really isn't all that hard to do. Plants need light, water, support, nutrients, and an adequate air supply.Like anything in this world, excessive amounts of any one thing is often a bad thing, even if that substance is necessa...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2009 18:04:58 PST
IKEA HACK MODULAR STACKABLE HYDROPONIC WINDOW GARDEN http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-MODULAR-STACKABLE-HYDROPONIC-WINDOW-GARD/
IKEA HACK MODULAR STACKABLE HYDROPONIC WINDOW GARDEN - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SMALL.jpg MalikIvan This modular hydroponic garden allows you to customize your system by choosing the components according to your personal demands. You can decide yourself whether to grow off the grid with the Kratky modules or to add modules that require electricity such as the Air pump and Light module. The differe...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:13:26 PST
Beanery Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Beanery-Garden/
Beanery Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SMALL.jpg U Riz Ever wanted a kitchen garden? Read on for a brief guide to micro-indoor farming and putting vacant window real estate to productive use.Chances are that you have a free window looking out at a yard, a few feet away from you as you read this. Perhaps you are in a climate controlled office or house. F...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:24:36 PST
IKEA HACK: Suction Cup Window Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-Suction-Cup-Window-Planters/
IKEA HACK: Suction Cup Window Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/OZ51/I1KJQKG8/FAFOZ51I1KJQKG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/OZ51/I1KJQKG8/FAFOZ51I1KJQKG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/OZ51/I1KJQKG8/FAFOZ51I1KJQKG8.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We have tons of awesome floor to ceiling windows at our workshop, and we have had to get creative with how we store things. Things are getting anchored to the walls and I-Beams, but its hard to put a screw in 1-inch plate glass.I decided to to put in a little garden that could always have light, and...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:53:22 PDT
Winterize your garden with a cold frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterize-your-garden-with-a-cold-frame/
Winterize your garden with a cold frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SMALL.jpg warehouse32 If you live in the northern half of the US, then you probably have to deal with some pretty cold winters. Instead of having to move your plants indoors, or just waiting until the spring time, build a cold frame and extend your growing season all the way through fall and in some cases into the beginn...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:27:51 PDT
a simple garden gate http://www.instructables.com/id/a-simple-garden-gate-1/
a simple garden gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SMALL.jpg buck2217 An easy to build garden or paddock gateTools and MaterialsWood (I used approx 8 m of 100 x 40 decking)50mm nails (about 60)hingeslatchCoach Bolts (5)Total cost about $55NZDChop SawDrillHammerspanner Cut the wood I first measured the gap that I wanted the gate in. My gap was 1100mm so I cut the 5 ...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:01:10 PDT
easy seed starter. http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-seed-starter./
easy seed starter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/33K8/FEMY2ZAE/FJN33K8FEMY2ZAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/33K8/FEMY2ZAE/FJN33K8FEMY2ZAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/33K8/FEMY2ZAE/FJN33K8FEMY2ZAE.SMALL.jpg ravenc83 a simple, cheap way to get some seed started before getting them into the garden. materials. egg carton, any size. soil. scissors. seeds. plastic wrap. time. step one. osh. first thing to do is cut off the top of the carton, save this for later. then lay seeds in the carton. cover the seeds w...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 12:47:29 PDT
Hops Garden Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Hops-Garden-Tower/
Hops Garden Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SMALL.jpg pi526 I've had flower gardens for many years, and I'm always looking for ways to introduce new plants into existing gardens. My son has been brewing beer for the past few years, and he grows hops in his backyard. Since hops produce beautiful flowers and are fast climbers (20-25 feet in a growing season),...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:59:49 PDT
Square meter vegetable garden on wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Square-meter-vegetable-garden-on-wheels/
Square meter vegetable garden on wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/TK5K/HZ9O6EV4/F8MTK5KHZ9O6EV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/TK5K/HZ9O6EV4/F8MTK5KHZ9O6EV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/TK5K/HZ9O6EV4/F8MTK5KHZ9O6EV4.SMALL.jpg wouterdevinck I live in a small house without a garden, but still wanted to grow my own vegetables. I do have a small courtyard, which is partially covered, so I decided to give the popular square meter/foot gardening concept a twist: wheels!I case of heavy rain I can put my garden in the sheltered area and in ca...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:37:19 PDT
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients. http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesomely-Automatic-Garden-Watering-Buddy-Complete/
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SMALL.jpg ManufacturedArtists I have the worst luck with remembering to water my tomatoes on a regular basis. I've nearly killed them 3 times this spring already. So my roommate decided if left to my own devices we'd never get any this year. We looked into drip tape systems, but they still would have required me to turn the wate...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:58:19 PDT
Fig Tree Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Fig-Tree-Protector/
Fig Tree Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SMALL.jpg Divergent Reality This is the second year we have had our fig trees, they have deepened their roots and have started producing wonderful figs. The first weeks harvest was more than what we pulled all last summer. These juicy morsels have also attracted a few unwelcome scavengers. My goal is to protect the fig trees w...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:37:46 PDT
DIY Garden Markers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Garden-Markers/
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:43:46 PDT
How to propagate cacti!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-propagate-cacti/
How to propagate cacti!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SMALL.jpg Kyleluvspets Succulents are awesome to fill theb home with, even cacti. Cacti, and other succulents, are easily propagated by cuttings. You can have a whole new plant growing in just a week!!! Here's how. Locate the subject!!! Find a pup on your cactus, or a leaf on your succulent, and make sure it is health...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:27:35 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Create a Backyard Woodland Paradise with Recycled and Reused Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Backyard-Woodland-Paradise-with-Recycled-/
Create a Backyard Woodland Paradise with Recycled and Reused Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn We've recently moved into a new home with a decent area of scrub woods behind it that my kids (and the adults too!) like to play and imagine in. The woods behind our house had been cleared for use as farmland and was abandoned from farming perhaps 20 years ago. So, through ecological succession, i...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:14:17 PDT
Self-watering container garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-watering-container-garden/
Self-watering container garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/BRB4/HX8HJF4N/FDVBRB4HX8HJF4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/BRB4/HX8HJF4N/FDVBRB4HX8HJF4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/BRB4/HX8HJF4N/FDVBRB4HX8HJF4N.SMALL.jpg merrittgene I made a completely portable garden that is self-watering. Each container has a water reservoir in the bottom that keeps the soil moist, and there's also a hole so excess water will drain out.Tidy Cat kitty litter container (38 lb size)4" perforated corrugated drainage pipe 1-1/2" PVC pipe Potting s...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:31:14 PDT
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Planter-From-a-Shipping-Crate/
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn We started a bunch of tomato plants from seed this year and had an over-abundance of success. Every seed was successful and was overcrowding the garden. So, while sourcing pallets for another project, I came across a few shipping crates that looked useful so I grabbed one.I tried to take the crate...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:15:54 PDT
Beautiful + Easy Repurposed Fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Easy-Repurposed-Fountain/
Beautiful + Easy Repurposed Fountain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SMALL.jpg art_istry This fountain was designed and made from repurposed parts collected from various other projects for a client in Maryland. The goal was for an aesthetically pleasing, lightly trickling fountain feature for the front courtyard of the home. I was also responsible for the landscape design and implementa...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:17:16 PDT