Many of us awoke to a snow-covered world here in Maine this morning. While it may be a bit discouraging to wake up to snow so soon after the massive banks have melted, there is a reason to rejoice. This light covering of snow has been referred to as poor man's fertilizer for generations and rightly so.
Snow and rain contain high amounts of nitrogen, a vital nutrient for green, growing things. When this late-season snow arrives, it covers the landscape and melts slowly releasing the nitrogen into the soil. Although the amount of nitrogen is small compared to commercial fertilizer, it does improve the soil and gives plants a boost of nitrogen.
You may also have noticed that lawns and flowerbeds 'green up' quickly when the sun comes out after a good spring rain. What you may not know it that the nitrogen released from the rain is part of the reason for that.
So, if you woke up to a blanket of snow today, don't despair. Give thanks to Mother Nature for sending down life-giving nitrogen for your plants.
Today's project comes to you from Brit + Co and features a host of DIY projects using recycled light bulbs. These stunning little vases brighten windows and are ideal for displaying a sprig or two of your favorite flowers or to use as rooting jars. You can even tuck in a little soil and grow fresh herbs for the kitchen.
I'm thinking of adding them to my bathroom window to add a little country charm and using them for rooting cuttings from my houseplants.
These easy-to-make vases create an uplifting, airy effect to any window. If you'd like to try your hand at making your own DIY lightbulb vases, check out the instructions HERE.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
This cute little lighthouse bird feeder is made from terracotta plant pots, an inexpensive solar light and some brightly-colored paint. But it's only one of the adorable creations from Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects.
These easy-to-make lighthouses can be made in any size or color to brighten your garden. In fact, with a little creativity you could easily transform them into castles for your fairy garden.
Check out the blog for step-by-step instructions.
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