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How To Arrange Flowers From The Cutting Garden In Beautiful Arrangements

Top Tips for Arranging Home-Grown Flowers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own cut flower garden? Imagine a garden packed full of deliciously colorful blooms who’s only purpose is to adorn bouquets and will provide material for gorgeous and fragrant displays for years to come. Horticulturist and writer, Louise Curley, shares all you need to know about creating an economical and environmentally-friendly cut flower patch in her …

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Savory And Spice Green Gargolye A Cucumber Jalapeno And Tequila Cocktail From The Garden Custom

Gartending: Jalapeno and Cucumber Green Gargoyle

Who says cocktails are always frou frou, pink, super sweet concoctions? Not Greg Henry, the author of Savory Cocktails, a recipe book that shakes, stirs, and strains 100 hard-hitting distilled delights for your drinking pleasure. As we always like to take our recipes from the garden, Greg has joined us today as honorary Gardtender, mixing up this cool and spicy …

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Vintage Tea Cup Planters For Mothers Day 8

Vintage Tea Cup Planters: a Great Fundraising Tool

One my absolute favourite gardeners is joining us again today for tea time. Kristin Crouch, creator of the blog, That Bloomin’ Garden. Kristin is a writer, speaker, volunteer Master Gardener, and a children’s community garden mentor. Oh, and that’s when she’s not growing 500 tomatoes in her greenhouse! Today Kristin joins us to talk about fundraising and gardening. Vintage tea cups …

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Michael Judd With Shiitake Mushroom Log

How to Grow Specialty Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Today’s guest post is from Fungi Fun Guy, Michael Judd, author of Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. Michael book is a unique how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. Back Yard Fungi I often hear, “My yard is so shady that …

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Porter Beer Grainy Mustard Recipe Homemade Condiments

Grainy Porter Mustard

Mustard isn’t one of those condiments that I tend to think that much about. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good grainy mustard but I never thought too much about how it was made until I read Homemade Condiments: Artisan Recipes Using Fresh, Natural Ingredients by Jessica Harlan. Jessica joins us today to share her recipe for the perfect beer …

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Lavender Hyssop Agastache Foeniculum Edible Wildflowers

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director, Miriam Goldberger, has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers – as unkempt, uncontrollable, weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, and landscape. What …

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