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Edible Violets For Making Homemade Soda Syrup

A Sweet Spring Cocktail, Made with Weeds?

Spring is made even sweeter with the emergence of delicate purple violets, dotting many a lawn and field in most parts of the country. Before you start spraying them, or ripping them out, cursing them as weeds, think about this – violets are not only pretty, but like many wildflowers they are also edible flowers! Harvest them, make a gorgeous …

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DIY Hypertufa Planter Instructions

Quirky Concrete and Hypertufa Planters

John Gillespie & Christina Symons, the authors of Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome, join us today to share some decorative projects to inexpensively make your very own concrete containers and hypertufa planters. I have done my fair share of concrete projects, and yet it amazes me how many unique shapes that can be created. I love how these quirky …

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How To Grow Salad Indoors

Year-Round Salad Gardening: How to Build an Indoor Garden Shelf

Some of us can garden all year outdoors yet others, who have cold, winter weather may want to look for ways to bring the garden inside. While there are plenty of creative ideas for indoor edible gardening, I love the idea of creating a garden plot inside such as an indoor garden shelf filled with a variety of edible sprouts, …

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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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