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Protect Your Lips with an All-Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe

Before you head out in the sun do you make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen? What about your lips? Applying sunscreen meant for your skin directly to your lips doesn’t taste very good. Plus it is dries out your lips and dulls the shine. Instead, try this homemade sun protection lip balm, it will protect your lips, …

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English Lavender

Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an …

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Making A DIY Living Edible Wreath

Berrylicious Living Strawberry Wreath

Shiny, bright red strawberries are not only a delicious treat but they are also a decorative plant that looks beautiful in the landscape. Low-growing plants dotted with white or pink flowers and brilliant berries, can be used in a variety of small-space gardening solutions. This living strawberry wreath is an art piece that is also a smart use of space. …

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DIY Beach Mason Jar Solar Lights

Beach Glass Solar Lights

These beachy solar lights are like little treasure jars filled with the calming blue, purple, and green tones of beach glass. The light reflects off of found seashells and a puff of reindeer moss, but the glass almost looks electrified they way it glows! Make these tiny seaside worlds with just a few materials then bask in the cool glow …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, or other annoying pests. If you’ve ever been caught outside at dusk without bug spray you may also know the frustration of trying to enjoy time with friends while getting eaten alive by mosquitoes or swarmed by flies. This handy …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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Container Garden Design Tips And Tricks

Stunning Container Garden Design Anyone Can Do

Container garden design is flower arranging for live plants. Instead of arranging stems in water, you get to plant flowers in soil, creating an arrangement that will bloom and grow for many months. There are many gorgeous containers that you can purchase, but as it’s my goal to get fingernails everywhere dirty, I want to show you how easy (and fun) …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

The Secrets to High-Yield Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

There are plenty of vegetable crops that can be grown in containers and have a small footprint in the soil. More importantly, you want to get as much food as you can from that small space and that requires making some tough choices.  Today we will look at more than just what to grow, but how you garden in a small space to …

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Homemade Calendula Salve Recipe

Naturally Treat Cuts and Scrapes with this Homemade Calendula Salve

When you live on a farm or spend lots of time outdoors, someone is always scraping themselves or getting into something they shouldn’t. Instead of grabbing a petroleum-based antiseptic, why not make your own ointment? This all-natural calendula salve is perfect to apply to a wound or cut in a pinch. And the best part is – it’s perfectly safe to …

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Zucchini Noodles Zoodles

Zucchini: the Houdini of Vegetables

I never really thought much of zucchini until I started growing it as a gardener. Sure, I’d heard the tales of home gardens producing masses of these green summer squash and creatively learning to deal with the glut. But is wasn’t until I fell in love with the taste of it that I made sure it had a place in …

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Easy DIY Citronella Candles In Cans

How to Make Citronella Candles

If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in cans is a great recycling project that is inexpensive and effective much like the Soy Beeswax Jar Candles I made a few months back.   I make plenty of candles to create a bug-free barrier …

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Heuchera Shade Planter With Lobelia

Decorative Ideas for Creating a Summer Container Garden

Planting a container garden doesn’t have to be limited to only those with small spaces. Of course, using containers is a great way to create a garden where there isn’t one. Balconies, decks, patios, and even fire escapes and windowsills can have a fulfilling space to toil in the soil. A container garden can also be a garden feature, front …

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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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