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How To Make These Grassy Garden Gnomes A Great Project To Do With Kids

Gardening with Kids: Grassy Garden Gnomes

Today we are joined by Renata Fossen Brown, author of the creative book, Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden …

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Bumbleberry Jam Recipe

Bumbleberry Jam

What’s a bumbleberry? Do they grow in bumbles? On bumble bushes? In a bumble patch? Yes! Bumbleberry is a mixture of at least three different kinds of berries so they do grow in bushes and patches. Perhaps on trees and vines as well. This recipe for Bumbleberry Jam comes to us from the Best of Bridge Home Preserving recipe book. …

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Garden In A Cocktail A Salad Bowl Gin And Tonic Custom

Salad Bowl Gin and Tonic

Remember our last savory gartending recipe, the Green Gargoyle? That left me drooling for more from Greg Henry, author of Savory Cocktails and this Salad Bowl Gin and Tonic. It’s just the thing to quench summer thirst. This drink feels like summer. Make it with the very best summer tomatoes or don’t make it at all. Backyard beauties are best, but farmers’ …

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Layered Caprese Salad In A Mason Jar

Portable Caprese Salad in a Mason Jar Recipe

This perfectly portable recipe comes to us from the author of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, Julia Mirabella. You may remember that Julia has dropped by before to share her recipe for Spinach, Blueberry, and Blue Cheese Salad in a Mason Jar! Check out that post for instructions on layering a mason jar salad. Caprese Salad Caprese …

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Spinach, Blueberry, and Blue Cheese Salad in a Mason Jar!

Imagine leaving the house each morning for work with a healthy and delicious lunch in tow—no morning prep required! Or toting salad to a picnic by tossing it in your backpack. Author of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, Julia Mirabella, joins us today to share her tips on assembling a mason jar salad, as well …

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Multi Level Strawberry Planter DIY Project

Multi-Level Strawberry Tower

I just finished reading Julie Bawden-Davis’ book, The Strawberry Story: How to grow great berries in the Northeast and now all I want to do is plant more strawberries! You may feel that way too after you see this fabulous three-tier strawberry tower she made out of some beautiful glazed pots. I’m going to tackle this project this weekend myself, it’s …

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