Welcome to Empress of Dirt!
Here’s the scoop—
I love everything about gardening and that’s my main focus here.
- Year round food growing using organic and sustainable practices | Seed saving, seed starting, and propagation.
- Creating a vibrant perennial garden that attracts bees, birds, and many others creatures (great and small).
- Making garden art from repurposed items | I share lots of projects here.
We live debt-free, creating a life we enjoy. I encourage everyone to step away from expectations and obligations that keep you from living the life you want.
I also occasionally write about money management, household organization, cooking, and anything else that amuses me.
1. Browse some popular garden art projects
- 2012 Best Garden Art Projects | All easy to make with very few tools and inexpensive supplies
- 8 Potting Bench Ideas | Repurpose used wood or furniture to make something unique and new
- Gallery of Empress of Dirt Readers’ Garden Art Projects | The creativity here runneth over!
- The best two-bite brownies you will ever have.
- All of the most popular projects on this site have been compiled into one eBook: Empress of Dirt Garden Art & Ideas by Melissa J. Will.
2. Tour My Garden
- My first garden started as a bare lot and changed a lot over the years.
- My current garden is just two summers old and has a long way to go.
3. Have a laugh
4. Join the debt-free way of life
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Welcome and Enjoy!
Melissa J. Will | Empress of Dirt