Posts By Felicia Feaster

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chicken

Indulge us here a moment at HGTVGardens, as we say goodbye to our HGTVGardens blog and prepare to say hello to our new and improved HGTVGardens.com website which debuts February 18.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to stroll down memory lane and remember some of our favorite blog posts from the past year, starting with everyone’s favorite fowl-fan, Mick Telkamp. As an editor with the unique pleasure of reading Mick’s posts each week I have loved discovering the complexity of chicken-rearing. It’s hard not to read Mick’s posts and urgently want a coop of chickens of your own. One moment Mick is waxing emotional about chicken psychology and the special bond that can form between a man and his chick.  And the next minute, Mick’s all business as he details how to prepare your flock for winter. Mick is a real Renaissance man, freezing his surplus of chicken eggs one minute and putting up peaches the next. What can this fella not do?

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horse tank

Sure it works for watering your horses. But this galvanized tank from Blain’s Farm and Fleet would also make a gorgeous outdoor planter.

I am deeply enthralled to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic, and nothing spells farm-chic to me like galvanized metal.  You can source galvanized planters or decor at the usual design-centric stores. But big box home stores and farm supply shops like Tractor Supply Company, Rural King or Blain’s Farm and Fleet — purveyors of the galvanized horse tank (above) — are great resources too. At these farm supply retailers you’ll find galvanized bins that make great planters or let you bring the outdoors in, as clever solutions for drink storage or toy-organization.

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Is it an art exhibit, or the coolest terrarium ever?  It’s both, by golly!

The inspired vision of a team of designers, techies and architects, the Plant-in City is an experiment in linking the natural world to the technological one. On view at New York’s Mark Miller Gallery through January 13,  Plant-in City is a “sculptural terrarium” made as a kind of park for your home or apartment.

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