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A picture of the honeysuckle growing on the trellis.

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Our Wall Of Honeysuckle

See how our wall of honeysuckle added character to the exterior of our home and see how we installed it with willow trellises. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared anything relating to our back patio makeover. A few years ago, we removed our existing tiny patio and had a new, much larger concrete […]

See how our wall of honeysuckle added character to the exterior of our home and see how we installed it with willow trellises. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared anything relating to our back patio makeover. A few years ago, we removed our existing tiny patio and had a new, much larger concrete […]

A picture of our front pots filled with lavender.

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Our Front Porch Flower Pots

See our front porch flower pots and all the plants I used to create a warm welcoming for our home.  Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the creative process of picking and choosing which plants to pair together, where I want them to go […]

See our front porch flower pots and all the plants I used to create a warm welcoming for our home.  Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the creative process of picking and choosing which plants to pair together, where I want them to go […]

A picture of the finished garden boxes.

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Easy DIY Raised Garden Beds

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

A picture of wicker pumpkins and flowering kale in a white window box.

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Our Fall Front Window Box

Below I’m sharing our fall front window box! I’ve layered it with multiple sizes of wicker pumpkins, ivy, ornamental grass and flowering kale! Better late than never, right? Today I’m sharing our fall front window box, and honestly I was hoping to have this up on the blog a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we got […]

Below I’m sharing our fall front window box! I’ve layered it with multiple sizes of wicker pumpkins, ivy, ornamental grass and flowering kale! Better late than never, right? Today I’m sharing our fall front window box, and honestly I was hoping to have this up on the blog a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we got […]

Adding A Front Window Box by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Adding A Front Window Box

See how we added character to our home by adding a front window box! My love for this house update ranks high up on the list. Adding a front window box to our big living room window completely transformed the house. I couldn’t stop dreaming about adding a window box… I say that with all […]

See how we added character to our home by adding a front window box! My love for this house update ranks high up on the list. Adding a front window box to our big living room window completely transformed the house. I couldn’t stop dreaming about adding a window box… I say that with all […]

How To Build Garden Boxes From Recycled Tin Roofing by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Raised Garden Boxes

A while back I shared how badly I’ve been wanting to have a garden. I love having fresh fruits and vegetables on hand (and I thoroughly enjoy canning and preserving food), so when this spring rolled around, I knew planting a garden was essential.  The thing was though, that I didn’t want to spend hours […]

A while back I shared how badly I’ve been wanting to have a garden. I love having fresh fruits and vegetables on hand (and I thoroughly enjoy canning and preserving food), so when this spring rolled around, I knew planting a garden was essential.  The thing was though, that I didn’t want to spend hours […]

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How To Make A Log Planter

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I was recently asked to be an eHow contributor, and I am so happy and excited to share my first project with them on their website. Head on over to eHow to see how to make a log planter, which is the perfect way to […]

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I was recently asked to be an eHow contributor, and I am so happy and excited to share my first project with them on their website. Head on over to eHow to see how to make a log planter, which is the perfect way to […]

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Rustic Wood Pumpkin Stand

Add the perfect touch of fall character to your front porch with this easy and beautiful rustic wood pumpkin stand. It’s a versatile piece that can go from front porch decor, to part of a serving station at your next fall party! I am so excited to share my latest DIY project. I love, love, […]

Add the perfect touch of fall character to your front porch with this easy and beautiful rustic wood pumpkin stand. It’s a versatile piece that can go from front porch decor, to part of a serving station at your next fall party! I am so excited to share my latest DIY project. I love, love, […]

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DIY Paver Planter

Ready to make your own planter for the patio? I’m sharing the full step by step tutorial for my DIY Paver Planter.  I’m in full “spruce up the yard and back patio” mode. No joke. Other than putting out a few pots and flowers every year, our back patio doesn’t get much attention. Since we […]

Ready to make your own planter for the patio? I’m sharing the full step by step tutorial for my DIY Paver Planter.  I’m in full “spruce up the yard and back patio” mode. No joke. Other than putting out a few pots and flowers every year, our back patio doesn’t get much attention. Since we […]

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Boxwood Walkway

Boxwoods. I love them. Last year I was able to line half of our front entry walkway with them, but I wasn’t able to find enough of them before the season changed and Home Depot sold out. So, our house sat for almost a year, with only one side lined with boxwoods. Classy. Any time […]

Boxwoods. I love them. Last year I was able to line half of our front entry walkway with them, but I wasn’t able to find enough of them before the season changed and Home Depot sold out. So, our house sat for almost a year, with only one side lined with boxwoods. Classy. Any time […]

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Fruit Crate Herb Garden

There’s just something magical about summer time… from nights spent around the fire pit roasting marshmallows, to all the fresh food and awesome activities, summer is easily one of my favorite times of the year. And even though summer means a really busy time for us farmers, we all love the warm weather and family […]

There’s just something magical about summer time… from nights spent around the fire pit roasting marshmallows, to all the fresh food and awesome activities, summer is easily one of my favorite times of the year. And even though summer means a really busy time for us farmers, we all love the warm weather and family […]

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Outside at The WGC

I know several of you have been wanting more information on the exterior of our home. Truth is, I haven’t wanted to share too much about it because it’s been such a huge work in progress. Finally though, I feel like I can share a bit more about it. This weekend I spent some much […]

I know several of you have been wanting more information on the exterior of our home. Truth is, I haven’t wanted to share too much about it because it’s been such a huge work in progress. Finally though, I feel like I can share a bit more about it. This weekend I spent some much […]

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Outdoor Concrete Pots

Learn how to make your own outdoor concrete pots. I’m sharing my full, step by step tutorial.  Well, we’ve had a few days without the wind. I’m not sure how I’ve survived! I mean, we can actually walk outside without being blown away. I might have had one or two good hair days… And now […]

Learn how to make your own outdoor concrete pots. I’m sharing my full, step by step tutorial.  Well, we’ve had a few days without the wind. I’m not sure how I’ve survived! I mean, we can actually walk outside without being blown away. I might have had one or two good hair days… And now […]

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Concrete Pots

I like things that are a bit different and unexpected. Concrete pots happen to fall under both of those categories. I’ve been looking to add a few plants here and there throughout the house, but I wanted something that was a bit different to the traditional house plant. Succulents and concrete pots were the perfect […]

I like things that are a bit different and unexpected. Concrete pots happen to fall under both of those categories. I’ve been looking to add a few plants here and there throughout the house, but I wanted something that was a bit different to the traditional house plant. Succulents and concrete pots were the perfect […]

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DIY Garden Plant Stakes

As you might know, I grew up on a very large farm. I guess you could say that farming & gardening is in my blood. My husband and I are even lucky enough to have our very own farm. As a child & teenager, I can still remember the many summer days I spent with […]

As you might know, I grew up on a very large farm. I guess you could say that farming & gardening is in my blood. My husband and I are even lucky enough to have our very own farm. As a child & teenager, I can still remember the many summer days I spent with […]

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