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English Lavender

Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an …

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Making A DIY Living Edible Wreath

Berrylicious Living Strawberry Wreath

Shiny, bright red strawberries are not only a delicious treat but they are also a decorative plant that looks beautiful …

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DIY Beach Mason Jar Solar Lights

Beach Glass Solar Lights

These beachy solar lights are like little treasure jars filled with the calming blue, purple, and green tones of beach …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that …

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Container Garden Design Tips And Tricks

Stunning Container Garden Design Anyone Can Do

Container garden design is flower arranging for live plants. Instead of arranging stems in water, you get to plant flowers in …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

The Secrets to High-Yield Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

There are plenty of vegetable crops that can be grown in containers and have a small footprint in the soil. …

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  • DIY Tulip Garden Lights 4

    These DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Will Take Your Breath Away!

    In months when the garden is asleep you can still have flowers that glow late into the night. Look closely at these stunning garden lights. The iridescent petals capture the light and create a graceful and enticing display in the garden. And then you see …

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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 in your garden. Even if your area is not currently experiencing drought, employing the principles of xeriscaping will benefit your garden and save you time …

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  • Grow It Eat It Blueberries

    Nature’s Candy: Growing + Eating Blueberries

    Blueberries are easy to grow, taste fabulous, and are even good for you! If you have just a bit of space and some sun, blueberries are fun to grow and really are nature’s candy. Love blueberries? Then gobble them up! Blueberries are low on the glycemic index, …

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  • Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe Serve With Sparkling Water And Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Lavender Soda + Lavender Syrup + Lavender Lemonade

    I don’t know why but culinary lavender is not for everyone. I suppose some people don’t care for the sweet floral perfume of lavender while others (like me!) can’t get enough of this heavenly treat. This lavender simple syrup recipe is sure to be the uniting thread …

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  • Celebrate Summer With This Shooting Star Succulent Planter DIY Project

    Shooting Star Succulent Planter

    This festive succulent star centerpiece makes for a beautiful container display and table decoration. Set the planter out on the outdoor table for decoration or hang it on a fence or wall in a sunny spot that you can enjoy all summer long. I made …

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  • Growing Memories Gardening With Kids Ideas For Getting Kids Out Into The Garden

    Top 7 Tips for Getting Kids into the Garden

    Gardening with children is a very rewarding experience, as long as you can get them out there! Melinda Myers, the author of Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, joins us today to share her top 7 tips for getting kids out into the garden! Growing Memories …

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  • DIY Dog Cookies That Will Drive Dogs CRAZY Full Recipe

    The Homemade Dog Cookies That Make Dogs Go Squirrley

    You know who deserves a treat? The garden protectors. Well, they may also be the garden destroyers at times–digging holes, burying bones, trampling plants, and eating the snow peas–but they are pretty darn good at keeping critters from running amok.  So how do I thank them? …

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    Mango Citrus Whipped Body Butter

    A perfectly light and silky butter that’s more like whipped cream. The uplifting citrus scent plus the healing properties of mango and shea butter make this the perfect lotion for soothing dry skin after the shower. It also has just the right texture for massage …

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  • Hosta Leaf Concrete Stepping Stone DIY Via Garden Therapy Garden

    Using Large Leaves to Cast Concrete Stepping Stones

    Using large leaves from your garden to cast concrete is a fun and simple project that will inexpensively create lots of stepping stones.  Imagine all the secret pathways you could create!

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  • How To Make A DIY Garden Apron Tutorial.

    DIY Summer Blooms Garden Apron

    This cheery garden apron combines the functionality to keep your tools and supplies close at hand while adding a bright lift to early spring days.  The vibrant bright pattern will be right at home in the summer but for now–as spring arrives–it provides inspiration for …

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