Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Give a terrarium a makeover every few years to keep it looking beautiful.

Have an Overgrown or Dying Terrarium? Get Creative with a Terrarium Makeover

If you’ve been taking good care of your terrarium, there’s a good chance that the plants will begin to outgrow the space. Or maybe you let the watering go a bit too long and the plants are brown and crunchy. It’s OK! It happens to the best of us. I have both overgrown plants and dead ones in the same …

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seed starting tomatoes

Seed Starting 101

Are you planning to start a garden this year? Congratulations! It’s a big deal! Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing a garden is good for everybody. It feeds the soul and the soil, and can even feed your family. Organic gardens are as good for the earth as they are for its lucky inhabitants. The secret …

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summer bulbs to plant in spring

Plant Spring Bulbs for an Outstanding Summer Display

Summer is the pinnacle of the gardening year. When the vegetables are ripening and the perennials have filled in the space, you may be entertaining outdoors, attending garden tours, or spending a stay-cation at home. As I plan out my garden for the coming year, I’m thinking a lot about how to add some WOW this summer. And nothing adds …

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Vanilla bean WINTER lotion bar for dry skin

Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bar

Homemade lotion bars are popular because they are convenient, full of healthy skin ingredients, and make wonderful gifts. If you have tried a lotion bar before and didn’t care for it, please give this winter lotion bar a chance. I have spent time testing different lotion bar recipes and this is the clear winner for moisturizing dry skin in the …

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A sweet and sugar-free way to say I love you - make a succulent valentine

A Sweet and Succulent Valentine

This sweet and succulent valentine is just what Dr. Love ordered for the winter blues. It’s a thoughtful way to brighten up someone’s day without all the extra calories. A colorful collection of succulent cuttings set in a heart-shaped candy box will surprise and delight your lucky loved one, and it’s also just the right size to root a collection …

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Radish Seedlings On Toast And Egg

Boost Your Health by Growing Nutritious Greens in the Winter

If you feel a bit more sluggish in the winter, it might not just be about the weather. Growing nutritious greens such as sprouts and microgreens is a great way to add a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and protein to your meals. Plus, these healthy little greens just might give you more energy than another cup of coffee. …

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