Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe Via Garden Therapy

Quinoa Tabbouleh: a Beautiful Fresh Herb Salad

Fresh herbs are the star in this fresh and tasty take on Tabbouleh made with quinoa and a splash of lime. Quinoa tabbouleh is simple to make and a great way to use the abundance of herbs that grow in the summer. It’s a fresh side dish that gets better after it marinates for a few hours. Pick the herbs in the …

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Brilliant Shine On These DIY Gold Painted Pots

My Gilty Pleasure: Gold Painted Flower Pots

I’m pleasantly surprised at what a little gold paint can do to transform a plain, old flower pot. My new “gilty” pleasure is to gilt everything in sight, because the results are so brilliant in such a short period of time. With a bit of experimentation and some different textured pots, I think these gold-painted flower pots are the most expensive-looking …

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Japanese Anemone Windflowers

The Easy Way to Start a Garden from Scratch (That Won’t Break the Bank!)

Across the alleyway from my last home I had good friends—almost family—who had a beautiful garden. My lovely neighbors rented the house and didn’t have a huge budget to start a garden from scratch so they devised a smart and frugal way to start an impressive garden without breaking the bank. And guess what? They did it in just a …

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Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners

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 stones are necessary for being able to move throughout the garden without disrupting the soil but they also create focal points and structure, and add a little bit of personality! Learn how to use concrete to make six different kinds of …

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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 veggies. And some are just so darn powerful that they will repel every tick, cockroach, and bedbug in sight! Pretty and powerful? Now that’s the kind of organic gardening I can get behind! These super flowers deter pests in the …

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