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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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How To Make A Gorgeous Fresh Herb Wreath Step 8

Make a Gorgeous Culinary Herb Wreath

This year when you are harvesting your lush herb garden, why not reserve some for making an herb wreath. Not only are they beautiful, but they are functional too! Hang an herb wreath in your kitchen and harvest sprigs here and there to add to your cooking. The herbs will dry on the wreath form, looking beautiful and preserving the flavor, …

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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 Bean Tent Scarlett Runner

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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