But in most cases, there are often many budget friendly material options to achieving your garden addition. And, I'll just be really honest here, a lot of times it ends up looking (and lasting) like a thrown together project.
Even with cheaper materials it's really important to consider the longevity of the material as well as the way you build it to make it worth your while. Because, in the end you're time will be worth way more than the materials and you want to spend your time in a meaningful way so that you can enjoy your beautiful project for a good long while.
So, in the spirit of sharing some artful uses of unusual garden materials, I decided to put together this blog post to focus on a few that I think are worth considering. I've got 6 Budget Material ideas for you - let's get to it.
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This is a new summer monthly feature for us. #gardensofprescott
So, for the month of July, just to kick things off, I've decided to start with my own garden here at Juniper Hill Cottage - in downtown Prescott.
Although this is a standard sized downtown lot, we've packed a lot into the space including meandering walks, covered porches, patios and gazebos, tons of shade, and even a completely custom built kitchen garden where I am growing over 100 different herbs, almost entirely from seed.
One of the biggest highlights that make it feel luxurious is the creation of many small garden "rooms" and extensive integration with the massive old trees we are fortunate to have (13 of them at last count) and some outstanding views.
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Updated. Originally written July 2020.
National Simplicity Day is coming up on Monday July 12th.
This is sort of a special "holiday" for us here at The Whiskey Porch because it's at the core of what we are all about. After all, our tag line is "cultivating contentment & possibility in a smaller & simpler lifestyle."
And, now more than ever, it just feels like we are all seeking refuge and inspiration to lift our spirits as we recover from this wild insanity of the last couple years. So it goes without saying, that finding pleasure and calm in simple ideas is something many of us are striving for now.
The celebration originated in honor of Henry David Thoreau, who lived in Concord, Massachusetts from July 12, 1817 to 1862.
First, who was he, and why does it matter? And then, we've got 5 Great Ways for You to Celebrate Simplicity Day.
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And after thinking about it, I realized that there are many great reasons to not only add pots to your landscape but actually use them strategically as part of your problem solving strategy as well as you creative design.
Here's 5 great reasons that I hope you'll consider.
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Today is summer solstice. "Midsommar" in Sweden. I wanted to celebrate by sharing a lovely poem by an American Pulitzer prize winning artist and author who's parents were Swedish. He lived in North Carolina and his home is now a National museum.
Every year, usually the week leading up to Independence Day in July, we support a state-wide effort called Indie Week which highlights and encourages Arizonans to support small, locally owned businesses in every way that they can.
This year, of course, nothing is normal. Indie Week kinda got squashed. And so it was brought back a bit late for the whole month of September to make up for it. We are proud members of Local First Arizona who sponsors this event and hope that you will support this effort, now more than ever.
It's fun, it's the right thing to do, and... you stand to win some cool prizes.
*** HINT: We can help you cross-off the blocks with the red stars! ***
Thank you for your support.
Peace and contentment,
Swedes have a few lifestyle concepts that might be part of the reason they are often considered one of the happiest places to live. This post is just a little introduction to "lagom".
Lagom is all about living in moderation. Finding a balance ... in life, at work, in your finances, and certainly with the size of your home. Thinking about the "whole" and not just the "self".
To be fair, this is an idea that's been hyped and also can be, ironically, overdone. But at it's core I think it has a lot to offer our American overly excessive way of life, if applied in a thoughtful way.
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I've got some new content to share with you for this Midsummer Newsletter. You'll find original articles and inspiration related to cottages and bungalows, seasonal living, art, and simpler lifestyles.
Contentment & Possibility,
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Hey there. I'm Miriam ~ and I've been doing this my whole life. It's my passion.
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