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Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

This Himalayan pink salt scrub is a powerful detoxifier packed with healing minerals for your whole body. With rose petals and essential oils added, this scrub becomes a home spa treatment that heals, soothes, and revitalizes the skin. There are many benefits to using Himalayan pink salt as a culinary ingredient, as it is full of 80+ minerals and elements …

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Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler

5 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler (AKA Make Compost Quickly and Look Good Doing it)

A compost tumbler not only made this urban composting space look a whole lot better, but it also sped up the composting process dramatically. Even more, it keeps pests from making a home in the compost bin. Wait until you see this compost bin makeover, a transformation that took just an hour but upgraded the space from junky to fabulous, …

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Untimate Healthy Living Resources

My Favorite Healthy Living eBooks

Thank goodness for eBooks! I find it to be a much simpler way to carry around a library of books and have the information at my fingertips. I mean, imagine dragging 100 hard copy books wherever you go. I started downloading eBook versions of the gardening reference books I needed for volunteering at information booths as a Master Gardener. While I’m sure there …

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Composting Can Be Pretty With These Tips

A Compost Recipe to Demystify Composting

Composting is an environmentally helpful way to improve your garden soil and reduce waste. Yard waste and table scraps can make up a large part of household garbage which could be turned into nutrient rich amendments for your garden with the right compost recipe. Even if you only have a small garden, composting is one of the most important activities …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Forget seed catalogs, I’m shopping for my tomatoes at the farmer’s market. Walking through the colorful displays of produce at my local farmer’s market, I’m brimming with anticipation for the next gardening year. The heirloom tomatoes that I pick out today—given they pass the all-important taste test—will be the garden bounty of my future. Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those …

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Pretty Felted Succulent Wreath

A Fall-Inspired Felted Succulent Wreath

In looking for a non-traditional take on a fall wreath, this year I went with something completely different, felted succulents made from wool sweaters. This DIY wreath is easy to make and can be brought out every year to mark the changing of the seasons. Warm up to autumn this year with a cozy fall wreath made from thrifted sweaters. …

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The Complete Checklist For Garden Tasks In Fall Apple Basket

The Complete Fall Garden Checklist

Now the temperature is getting a cooler and the sunlight hours are shorter, it’s time to start your fall garden preparation. This fall garden checklist is a handy guide to help you wrap up your garden for winter. Some people like to clean everything up in the fall so that the garden looks neat and tidy as it goes into …

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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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Free Printable Jam Labels Dahlia Print

These Printable Canning Labels are the Essential Party Dress for Your Jam!

Shouldn’t the label you add to a jar of homemade jam or pickles look as beautiful as the tasty treat inside? I’m a big believer in presentation and think that dressing up a jar of jelly with a pretty label is worth it, if even for your own enjoyment. But if you choose to mark your homemade creation with a …

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Garden Made Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Awards

Garden Made: Gold Medal Winner at the IPPYs

I’m not overly thrilled when the mail gets delivered. It’s usually a big pile of bills that I would much rather not get. Then one day, a large envelope arrived that had a bit of weight to it. Even with an impressive talent for guessing the contents of wrapped Christmas presents, I had no idea what could be inside. I opened …

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Asiatic Lily Black Beauty

Safe Gardening with Dogs and Cats: 12 Common Garden Plants Poisonous to Pets

Do you like to garden with pets? Dogs and cats can be great garden company and it’s important to keep them safe. I have had my fair share of four-legged garden helpers and I will say that some needed a lot of training to safely roam the garden, while others were able to work it out on their own. When …

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Delicously Warm Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves

Warm Up to Fall with this Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves Recipe

This peach brandy preserves recipe has to be my all-time favorite jam.  When I first tried it I was blown away at the complexity of the flavor and how different peaches could become when species and liqueur are added. It takes a predominately summer-flavored fruit like peaches and adds the warmth of cozy fall spices. This peach brandy preserves recipe is …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

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