Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Mothers Day Gift Idea For Garden Loving Moms Moss Heart Wall Art

I Heart Moss Frame

This moss heart is a green art piece that can be made quickly and requires no maintenance. Moss and lichen hold a place in my heart, given that I live in a rainforest where trees can be completely covered in moss sweaters. It reminds me of the beauty of the natural world and brings a little of it home. Wouldn’t this …

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Macrame Is Here Again And This Has A Modern Twist

Modern Macramé Plant Hangers

Macramé is back! In case you didn’t get the memo about the rebirth of 70’s home crafts like terrarium, hanging plants, and macramé, consider this fair warning. I’ve been seeing plants hung in knotted rope everywhere from cool vegan eateries to upscale designer boutiques, and now that the grace the pages of Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give’s new book on …

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Designing the Vegetable Garden: How to Make a Garden Map

The first step in starting a vegetable garden, or any garden really, is to write out a plan. The plan can be anything from a few Post It notes on a seed catalog to a computerized map. I like to create something in between, a hand drawn map of the garden beds with the planting plan. This is a great …

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Properly Clean Terra Cotta Pots

How to Clean Garden Pots

Growing a garden in containers is an increasingly popular way to adorn your outdoor space. Small space dwellers have the option to create a garden on a patio, deck or even a fire escape. Start the season off right by properly preparing your pots for the growing season whether they are terracotta, resin, glazed ceramic or plastic.  Here is the #1 …

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This is the Best Home and Garden App and Here is Why

Reading in the garden on a warm summer day. Soaking in a hot bath. Waiting at the doctor’s office. What do these three things have in common? They are the times I look forward to sitting back and reading home and garden design magazines. I love to be swept away to a world of beauty and dream about how it …

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Your Guide To Organic Lawn Care

The Essential Organic Lawn Care Guide

Lawns are evil. Ok, perhaps that is a harsh generalization. I like a picnic on soft blades of grass as much as the next person. At the same time, I don’t like wasteful practices that are harmful to the earth.  I would much prefer if everyone would replace their water-guzzling lawn with drought-tolerant gardens, native plants to attract pollinators, or zero-mile vegetable …

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