Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Make These Hammered Flower Print Cards

Hammered Flower Print Cards

I love to send a little bit of my garden when sending a thank you note. It’s not always practical for flowers or preserves to be sent across the country or even to a different country, but a flower print will do! Printing cards using garden leaves and flowers is a simple and personal way to send a sentiment to …

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Fall Bulbs Guide

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! I wrote my list of …

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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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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 color to back up their efforts – they are as brilliant in hue as they are are strong in stem. Fall perennials provide such a show in the garden for us gardeners, but also are an essential food source for our …

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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. Wreaths are not just the hallmark of winter holidays, and seasonal versions are plentiful. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make a fresh wreath and see some creative ideas in the inspiration gallery over on my eBay Blog here: …

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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 varieties, colours, and even bloom shapes, you’d easily be able to find a hydrangea that that suits your garden (as long as you are lucky enough to have the right climate of course!). Possibly the best thing about hydrangeas is drying the …

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