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How To Make A Terrarium Step 3

Create a Gorgeous Pebble Terrarium Garden

This pebble terrarium garden is an easy straight-forward design that can be manipulated into various assorted looks. The colors of the stones can be changed, the succulents used are easy enough to be varied, and the glass container can be taller or wider. This step-by step tutorial comes to us from terrarium expert and author, Maria Colletti. Once you have this basic …

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How To Dry Flowers For Winter Arrangements

Preserving the Ornamental Garden: How to Dry Flowers, Leaves, Stems, and Pods for Crafting

Collecting flowers, leaves, stems, and pods from the garden now, will give you a treasure trove of beautiful dried plants to craft with all year long. How to dry flowers, as well as leaves, stems, and seed pods from your garden plus some creative projects you can try with them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how much beauty …

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Fig Jam With Secrets From Preservation Society

Fresh Fig Jam Recipe with Secrets

I have three fig trees growing in my garden. That wouldn’t seem like a strange thing unless you saw how small my garden is! There is no room for three figs but Oh, how I love fresh figs! This recipe for fresh fig jam comes to us from the book, Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes. Today, author Camilla Wynne …

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How to Make a Whimsical Bean Tent

Creating a bean tent in the garden is a magical place to teach children about gardening, growing food, and harvesting. A bean tent creates shady solace from the sun while filling little bellies with nutrition. Whether the space is used for learning, play, or retreat, learn how to make a bean tent as a wonderful addition to a play garden space. My …

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Grow It Eat It Blueberries

Nature’s Candy: Growing + Eating Blueberries

Blueberries are easy to grow, taste fabulous, and are even good for you! If you have just a bit of space and some sun, blueberries are fun to grow and really are nature’s candy. Love blueberries? Then gobble them up! Blueberries are low on the glycemic index, which means that even though they contain sugar, the overall impact on our bodies’ blood …

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The Top Five Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Your Garden and How They Heal

Medicinal herbs are not only easy to grow but they can also be beautiful and health-promoting too. Here are my top five herbs to grow in your garden to appreciate for their medicinal qualities as much as their flowers and foliage. 1. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is an annual with bright yellow and orange flower …

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