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Discover the many varieties of winter squash available and learn the best way to cook them in this guide to demystifying winter squash.

What the Heck is That?! Your Guide to Delicious Winter Squash

Don’t be intimidated by those weird and wonderful winter squash! Fanciful shapes, stripes, bumps, and warts, these gorgeous vegetables are as tasty as they are pretty.  If your only winter squash experience is pumpkin pie, it’s time to try something new. There are many varieties of winter squash available that are versatile, healthy, and delicious. The next time you are out …

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How to plant garlic outdoors in the fall garden. Garlic gets planted before the first frost of the year and overwinters in the garden.

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, now’s the perfect time to think about naturally vampire-proofing your garden, which means it’s …

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Lavender Melt And Pour Soap

Gorgeous Lavender Oatmeal Soap Cupcakes (That Anyone Can Make)

This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin. And any recipe that uses my garden-grown lavender rates …

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The Importance of Bee Culture: How We Can Teach the Next Generation About Bees

Gardeners know how important bees are, but how can we pass the information on bee culture to younger generations so …

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Fall Cranberry Harvest: Touring the Cranberry Bogs in BC

Did you know that British Columbia is the 3rd largest cranberry producer worldwide? BC produces about 17 million kilograms of cranberries …

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Ornamental Gourds Make Beautiful Fall Candles

Impress Your Friends and Family with these Simple yet Elegant Gourd Candle Holders

Now, here is a seriously last-minute decor project that will bring a little garden to the table. These ornamental gourd …

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe

The Perfect Thanksgiving Gift: Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada. I’m thankful for the people I get to celebrate it with this year: friends …

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    Doggy John: How to Build a Flushable Dog Run

    There is often two sides to a story. In the case of what goes on in the Garden Therapy homestead, the unsung hero is my husband, Michael, who has been working behind the scenes on almost every project and post written here. Today we are lucky …

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  • How To Grow Salad Indoors

    Year-Round Salad Gardening: How to Build an Indoor Garden Shelf

    Some of us can garden all year outdoors, yet others who have cold winter weather may want to look for ways to bring the garden inside. While there are plenty of creative ideas for indoor edible gardening, I love the idea of creating a garden …

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  • Make Scented Pinecones For A Pretty Home Diffuser And A Bunch Of Other Crafty Ideas

    Homemade Scented Pinecones and a Pretty DIY Diffuser

    Use natural scents to fill your home with the warmth of the holidays by making this pinecone aromatherapy diffuser! Scented pinecones are easy to make at home, as long as you follow a few important steps. See them here on my post over at eBay …

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  • Natural Handcrafted Soaps

    Make Handcrafted Soap the Easy Way!

    I love using all- natural products in the bath and shower. They smell so divine and leave my skin feeling so soft that a simple morning shower can be transformed into an at-home spa treatment. Based on the wild popularity of this post on making all-natural …

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    Create a Gorgeous Pebble Terrarium Garden

    This pebble terrarium garden is an easy straight-forward design that can be manipulated into various assorted looks. The colors of the stones can be changed, the succulents used can easily be varied, and the glass container can be taller or wider. This step-by step tutorial comes to us …

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  • Honey Lip Scrub

    Naturally Heal Dry or Chapped Lips with This Honey Lip Scrub

    Keep lips kissable and soft with this healing honey sugar scrub. I make this recipe specifically for my lips when they get dry throughout the year. Summer sun, cold winter air, and everything in between can cause chapped, dry, or inflamed lips, but with this …

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  • Pickled Golden Beets

    My Famous Pickled Golden Beets with Ginger and Star Anise

    I just love this recipe for pickled golden beets with ginger and star anise. The brine is sweet with just a hint of spice, a beautiful compliment to the earthy golden beets. I made this along with a more traditional beet recipe, Tarragon Pickled Beets, to enter …

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  • Mummy Cactus Craft For Halloween Via Www.gardentherapy.ca

    Mummy Cactus

    Happy Halloween from Mummy Cactus!

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  • How To Make Jack O Planterns Cute And Creepy

    Jack o Planterns

    At the garden center last year I saw these very cool pumpkins turned planters that I fondly named Jack o Planterns. With so much personality and plant material, I knew this would be how my Halloween pumpkins got dressed up for the big day. Making your own …

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  • Pumpkin Soup

    The Best Pumpkin Soup You’ve Ever Tasted

    Please welcome guest blogger, Megan Carroll of A Kitschy Kitchen, where she sells the most fabulous vintage-inspired aprons along with other great handmade creations.  Not only can she help you look good in the kitchen, but today she’s also going to teach us how to …

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