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These Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners are a Crafty Way to Outsmart Moths

I love bugs. I mean, I’m a gardener and I can see the benefit of all insects, even those who want to munch on my veggies or decimate my flowers. But I have very little tolerance for pests IN the house. Sure the occasional spider doesn’t phase me, but moths are my mortal enemy. Here is my story on how I …

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6 Ways To Make DIY Concrete Stepping Stones At Home

Forge Your Own Path: 6 Ways to Make DIY Concrete Stepping Stones

Making your own concrete stepping stones is a way to create functional art for the floor of your garden. Stepping …

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Plant These In Your Veggie Garden And Ward Off Pests

These Powerful Herbs & Flowers Deter Pests Naturally in the Vegetable Garden

Did you know that flowers have super powers? Some stop nematodes in their tracks. Others attract aphids away from your …

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Ball Spring Trials 2016

Plant Fashion Week at the California Spring Trials

Last week I was invited to attend the Ball Horticulture display gardens at the California Spring Trials. The California Spring …

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DIY Air Dry Clay Planters

Rainy Day Gardening: Make This Indoor Hanging Clay Planter

It may be raining day in, day out here in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t stop me from getting …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree.  We only have room for …

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Edible Violets For Making Homemade Soda Syrup

A Sweet Spring Cocktail, Made with Weeds?

Spring is made even sweeter with the emergence of delicate purple violets, dotting many a lawn and field in most …

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  • How To Make A Beaded Wind Chime With Bells Step 1

    Add Sparkle to the Garden With This Beautiful Beaded Wind Chime

    Add some extra jingle and sparkle to your backyard this year with a handmade beaded wind chime! I’ll admit I’m a bit of a craft supply hoarder and have accumulated a massive amount of beautiful beads over the years but have barely used them. This project …

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  • How To Make Glass Gazing Balls For Miniature Gardens

    Simple Gazing Balls Idea for Miniature Gardens

    Great Balls of Glass! Gazing balls in the garden are all the rage. It all started back in Venice, Italy where hand-blown glass artistry adorns all parts of the home, including the lawn. After that, decorative gazing balls traveled their way around Europe and while they …

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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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  • How To Make A Lemongrass And Ginger Sugar Scrub That Will Wake Up Your Skin

    Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe in Two Energizing Scents

    As part of the Natural Skincare Series, here is an uber-moisturizing, exfoliating sugar scrub recipe that will wake up your skin and your mind with two energizing scent choices: lemongrass/ginger… …or rosemary/spearmint. Sugar scrubs are a gentle way to smooth out your skin while adding …

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  • Your Plants Will Never Be The Same Once You Start Feeeding The Soil With These Readily Available Ammendments

    Soil Food for Greener Gardens: Find the Best Amendments in Your Own Backyard

    Please welcome Elizabeth Murphy, author of the book, Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Natural Solutions for Better Gardens & Yards. Today Elizabeth gives us the dirt on building healthy soil by feeding it. Here are her tips on finding the best amendments right in your own backyard …

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  • Make These Concrete Planters Using Your Recyling Bin

    How to Make Concrete Planters

    These DIY concrete garden planters are simple to make in just a weekend and with materials you may already have around the house. They look modern with unique shapes that come straight from the recycling bin! I made these planters many years ago, and have …

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  • Strawberry From Hanging Planter

    Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

    Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. Growing strawberries in hanging containers …

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  • DIY Gardeners Gift Set Sow Glad You Are Here

    Good Neighbour Welcome Gift

    If you live in a neighbourhood that has pretty gardens and you love to putter around with the plants, you’ve likely become friendly with your neighbours. Sharing plants and harvests are great benefits to having those who love gardening right next door. It’s also pretty …

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  • Multi Level Strawberry Planter DIY Project

    Multi-Level Strawberry Tower

    I just finished reading Julie Bawden-Davis’ book, The Strawberry Story: How to grow great berries in the Northeast and now all I want to do is plant more strawberries! You may feel that way too after you see this fabulous three-tier strawberry tower she made out …

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  • How To Make A DIY Woven Bamboo Trellis With Only One Material

    How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

    When the sun starts shining those seedlings will soon be reaching up to meet it. Some plants have nice strong stalks to hold them up but others need our help. Peas, beans, and other vining vegetables need some sort of trellis to support their growth towards the sky. This project shows you …

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