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Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipe With Essential Oils

All-Natural Bug Spray Recipe

This all-natural bug spray recipe is not only bad for bugs, it’s good for you. Good because it’s super simple. Good because it actually smells nice. And good because it’s not toxic on your skin. All that and it keeps mosquitoes from biting. If you’ve visited recently you would have probably happened by the Citronella CANdle project where you will have learned two things: I hate mosquitoes and love …

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Make A Worm Plunger A DIY Vermicomposter For Small Spaces 6

Worm Plunger: a Brilliant Solution for Small Garden Composting

If you have an urban garden this small garden composting method will blow your mind! By creating an underground worm plunger, you can both compost your scraps and create soil feeding worm castings with little to no effort. That, plus this brilliant small garden composting system keeps your compost away from backyard rodents which can really spoil the fun of composting! This …

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All About Ticks And Lyme Disease Prevention

What Everyone Needs to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

I always thought of ticks as bugs that would drop out of tall trees to bite you. I figured if you stayed out of the woods, wore bug spray when hiking, and kept a hat on while camping you would be perfectly safe from contracting Lyme disease. Was I ever wrong. Last year I heard Vanessa Farnsworth talk about ticks and Lyme …

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Set Out Water For Bees In Your Garden

Bee a Good Garden Host: Make a Bee Bath

Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to collect water: a pond, fountain, or a bee bath. A bee bath is easy to make and care for in your home garden, and it’s a …

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Moss Mountain Farm: Southern Hospitality, Rose Hoarding , and 2000 Years of Chickens

I’ve heard the term southern hospitality and yet never traveling to “the south” I haven’t had the chance to experience it, until now. Last week I attended P. Allen Smith’s Garden2Grow at Moss Mountain Farm. The two-day event brought together gardening influencers with P. Allen Smith’s brand partners to have an open discussion about how to share the love of …

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Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

Gardtending: Sweet Herbs for the Cocktail Hour Garden

The garden is a place where you get your garden therapy in the form of exercise, fresh air, and vitamin D. Once all the hard work is done, it’s time to kick your feet up and enjoy it. The cocktail hour garden is a not just a place but an experience. It’s an evening garden created for relaxation and entertaining …

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Semper Viva Wreath How To Make A Succulent Wreath

Semper-viva Succulent Wreath

This succulent wreath is much easier to make than you think. It will take some time and finesse to put together, but as it fills in it will wow anyone who sees it. A succulent wreath like this from a florist or garden center can be hundreds of dollars, but with these tips you can make one for a fraction of …

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How To Create A Garden Perspective Drawing At Home Step 7

Tips From a Landscape Designer: Garden Perspective Drawing for the Home Gardener

Garden perspective drawing can be a handy tool to visualize a redesign, or a therapeutic activity you can use to imagine all the possibilities that space can become. Today we are joined by landscape designer and artist, Erin Lau, who brings some tips on perspective drawing in the garden that makes it simple enough that anyone can do it at …

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Grow Beautiful Hanging Baskets With These Tips

Design Hanging Baskets Like a Pro

There is so much variety in gardening as a hobby that you can come up with new projects and ideas every day. There are a few tried and true garden projects that are popular because they are simple and rewarding. Designing hanging baskets is one of those projects. Admittedly, I didn’t get into the ornamental hanging basket game until later …

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe Via Garden Therapy

Quinoa Tabbouleh: a Beautiful Fresh Herb Salad

Fresh herbs are the star in this fresh and tasty take on Tabbouleh made with quinoa and a splash of lime. Quinoa tabbouleh is simple to make and a great way to use the abundance of herbs that grow in the summer. It’s a fresh side dish that gets better after it marinates for a few hours. Pick the herbs in the …

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Brilliant Shine On These DIY Gold Painted Pots

My Gilty Pleasure: Gold Painted Flower Pots

I’m pleasantly surprised at what a little gold paint can do to transform a plain, old flower pot. My new “gilty” pleasure is to gilt everything in sight, because the results are so brilliant in such a short period of time. With a bit of experimentation and some different textured pots, I think these gold-painted flower pots are the most expensive-looking …

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Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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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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