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10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate is changing and what we used to count on for garden micro-climates is now all over the map. By now you may know that I live in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is a rainforest, a temperate rainforest, considered part of the …

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Xeriscaping Garden Design

Xeriscaping Principles: Gardening for Water Conservation

With extreme drought gripping most of western North America, it’s a good time to look at ways to conserve water …

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Gorgeous Color From Autumn Perennials

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the …

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Make A Wreath For Any Season

How to Make a Fresh Wreath (+ Inspiration Gallery!)

Making wreaths from fresh garden greenery is an easy project that adds style and (often) fragrance to your front door. …

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Dry Hydrangea Flowers To Retain Color

The Simple Way to Dry Hydrangea Flowers and Retain Their Color

Hydrangeas are a beautiful shrubs with an old fashion appeal, yet they fit into the modern garden seamlessly. With so many …

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Test Your Soil PH At Home

How to Do a Soil pH Test at Home

It’s no secret that soil is the most important part of the garden. Not only does it create healthy plants, …

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Garden Made A Year Of Seasonal Projects To Beautify Your Garden And Your Life

Garden Made: a Personal Journey of Healing and Gardening

I’m so very happy to announce that my book, Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden …

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  • Make These Edible Flower Ice Cubes For Guests The Even Taste A Bit Sweet

    How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water! The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are …

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  • Free Printable Herb Seed Collection Packets

    Free Printable Herb Seed Envelopes

    Are you harvesting your herbs? If any have gone to seed then you can get a step ahead of next year. Here is a pretty printable to store all the tiny seeds you have collected. Label them up and you are ready for planning next year’s …

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  • Beet And Carrot Salad In A Mason Jar

    Beet and Carrot Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

    This hearty mason jar lunch is packed full of nutrition recipe comes to us from the author of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, Julia Mirabella. You may remember that Julia has dropped by before to share her recipe for a Caprese Salad …

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  • Blackberry Flavoured Liquor

    Blackberrycello

    Limoncello is a yummy Italian treat of lemon rind oil infused into grain alcohol and sweetened with simple syrup. Blackberrycello seemed to be the perfect name for this home grown liquor made from blackberry infused vodka and simple syrup, don’t you think? Ingredients 3 cups beautifully …

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  • IY Leaf Impring Stepping Stones Simply And Inexpensively From GardenTherapy.ca

    Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

    This Weekend Project preserves the garden into decorative stepping stones. You don’t have to work hard for a whole weekend to do it though! It’s a simple project that is quick and fun to do, but the concrete needs some time to cure after the stones are …

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  • Pink Grapefruit And Lavender Handmade Cold Process Soap Recipe

    Pink Grapefruit Soap Recipe

    I make all of my own soap because it is fun to do, makes thoughtful gifts, and is really great for my skin. One of my very favourite blends is this pink grapefruit and lavender soap that I made using this process.   I love …

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