Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

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 time to grow garlic! Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting trampled by nighttime intruders who vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about …

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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 especially high in my books! Lavender is my favorite ingredient, especially when it comes to natural beauty recipes, a slight addiction which can be seen in a simple search for lavender crafts. But along with being one of my favorite …

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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 that is it meaningful to them? Author and environmentalist Robbie Shell has some great ideas on how to teach our children, grandchildren, and other young people in our lives just how essential bees are to our world, and she’s been kind …

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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 annually on about 50 family farm operations. Cranberries are native to North America and are prized for their tart flavor and anti-inflammatory properties. Cranberries are higher in antioxidants than pretty much every other fruit out there, which makes it a …

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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 candle holders are fun to make and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of winter squash and pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can hold their own for the holiday season. Bumpy, colorful gourds can be found in most …

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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 and extended family who have earned the title of family, warmed my heart, and been there when I needed them most. I’m also thankful to live where the majority of cranberries are grown. If you haven’t seen a cranberry bog …

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