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Your Plants Will Never Be The Same Once You Start Feeeding The Soil With These Readily Available Ammendments

Soil Food for Greener Gardens: Find the Best Amendments in Your Own Backyard

Please welcome Elizabeth Murphy, author of the book, Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Natural Solutions for Better Gardens & Yards. Today Elizabeth gives us the dirt on building healthy soil by feeding it. Here are her tips on finding the best amendments right in your own backyard (or kitchen). It’s a fundamental fact of life: we all have to eat. It’s even …

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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 terrariums, 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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The Top 10 Allergy Fighting Plants Garden List

The Top Allergy-Fighting Plants for the Home Gardener

Allergy sufferers rejoice! You needn’t be afraid of the garden. You can stop allergies and asthma with smart landscaping. You read that right: you can STOP allergies and asthma with the right plants in your home garden. If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, then you are going to want to read what horticulturist Thomas Ogren has …

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Four Steps To Beautiful Skin With These Herbal Facial Recipes

Skin-Renewing Herb Garden Facial in Four Steps

Using elements from the garden as part of my natural beauty routine is one of my favorite reasons to garden. I have shared many recipes in the Natural Skincare Series on everything from bath bombs to soap-making and I use all of these products each and everyday at home. I’m always thrilled to find another garden-lover who can turn fresh …

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How To Build A Vertical Cactus Garden

Living Wall Cactus Garden

Please excuse me while I gush. I’m such a huge fan of the work that Shawna Coronado does as a writer, speaker, and eco-activist. She really IS making a difference every day. Some days it’s through front yard food gardens, others it’s by showing us how to make a meal with just $10. Today, Shawna is joining us to show …

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free Vegan Cupcakes That Even Have A Lemon Coconut Frosting

Gluten Free Carrot Cupcakes + Whipped Lemon Coconut Cream

These gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan recipe for carrot cupcakes is so delicious you will want to gobble up the whole batch. Oh, and they even come with a recipe for frosting that is too yummy for words! Don’t worry though, these are so healthy that you can snack away without the guilt.  You can feel good about these cupcakes because recipe …

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