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Evergreen wreath on wire frame by Garden Therapy

Happy Holidays from Garden Therapy!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well, almost. The most wonderful time of the year for gardeners is when you can get outside and start digging in the soil again. Perhaps you can do that year round, or maybe this is your summer (Hello friends Down Under!). Regardless, it’s time for Garden Therapy to take a break for the …

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Fragrant cinnamon dough ornaments are very easy to make, and with a few tips you will have the perfect consistency of dough to transform into decoration.

Fill Your Home With the Sweet Sweet Smell of Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Can you imagine how sweet these cinnamon dough ornaments smell? Rich, dark brown ornaments imprinted with leaves and scented with apple and cinnamon couldn’t be a more suitable craft for the holidays! Cinnamon dough ornaments are very easy to make, and with a few tips you will have the perfect consistency of dough to transform into decoration. It’s a shame …

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Create a festive holiday window box with a wood planter and some fresh greenery. You will quickly have a long lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors.

A Holiday Window Box You Can Display Anywhere

Creating a festive holiday window box is a good way to get outside for your garden therapy even as the mercury drops and the snow falls. If you have a box planter and some fresh greenery you will quickly have a long-lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors. And you don’t even need a window for this window box display! …

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Good Clean Fun Resource Guide

Good Clean Fun: Melt and Pour Soap Supplies and Resource Guide

If you are getting started with melt and pour soap (or are searching out the best supplies for soap-making projects), you have come to the right place! This comprehensive guide covers the melt and pour soap supplies you will need to make fantastic soap projects. Specifically, the projects in the book, Good Clean Fun: THE Idea Book for Creative Melt …

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How to make beautiful handmade embossed soap

Good Clean Fun: THE Idea Book for Creative Melt and Pour Soap Projects

It’s the feeling of giddiness you get when you are doing something you love; the smile you can’t keep off your face. You might even sing or hum from bliss. That is how I feel when making soap. It’s good, clean fun. I have been making all of my own cold process soap and natural beauty products for many years …

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A rustic and natural Christmas candle centerpiece planter can be used as table decor, fireplace mantle, or even outdoors on the porch. See the DIY.

Rustic and Natural Christmas Candle Centerpiece

A rustic and natural Christmas candle centerpiece planter can be used as table decor, fireplace mantle, or even outdoors on the porch. This is wonderful holiday decor project using my favorite decorating material: fresh-cut greenery from the garden. Many of the shrubs and trees in your garden that have evergreen leaves can be brought indoors for the holidays. They don’t …

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Winter Fountain Care and a Beautiful Winter Decorating Project!

If you live in an area that gets distinctive seasons, a garden fountain is a lovely feature in the spring, summer, and fall garden. And let’s not forget the winter! Your fountain is likely in a prominent location of your garden so you can enjoy it all year round. In the winter, when the snow falls and the temperature drops, it …

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These poinsettia candles make for a fun handmade Christmas project. They are made with beeswax and soy wax and scented with festive essential oils.

Handmade Christmas: Beeswax Poinsettia Candles

These poinsettia candles make for a fun handmade Christmas project. They are made with beeswax and soy wax and scented with festive essential oils. Beeswax poinsettias look fabulous and festive topping a soy candle. In addition to being decorative, when the beeswax toppers melt they give off a wonderful honey scent which fills the room with even more holiday cheer.  Poinsettia candles …

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This winter forest soap recipe is scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. Quite refreshing for your morning shower!

Fresh and Woodsy Winter Forest Soap Recipe

This winter forest soap recipe smells like a walk through the forest in the brisk winter air. This soap is made with two colors of soap swirled together like cool winds in evergreen trees. It’s scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. As a bonus, the combination of essential oils will perk you up and …

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Holiday greenery is not limited just to evergreens, and it’s not always green! Some of the most beautiful holiday arrangements include both needle and broad-leaf evergreen foliage, as well as perennial flower and seed heads, herbs, and branches.

The Best Garden Greenery for Holiday Decorating (and Which Ones to Avoid)

There is no need to look any farther than you own garden for the best greenery for holiday decorating. Right outside your door growing in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks are shrubs, trees, and perennial plants that would be very happy to share a few branches with you for seasonal enjoyment. This will guide you through some of the garden …

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Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

The Everything Wreath: Fresh, Festive, and Free

The everything wreath is everything you could hope for in a holiday decoration: it’s fresh, festive, and free! Take the challenge this year to make a fresh wreath and get a little garden therapy while you are at it. The best part is that you will come up with something different every time you try it!  Fresh, Festive, and Free …

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Succulent snow globes are the perfect decorations for plant lovers. Make these DIY decorations from easy-to-find materials and enjoy the garden all year.

A Succulent Snow Globe Will be the Star of Your Collection

These are the perfect winter decorations for plant lovers: succulent snow globes! A snow globe is meant as a souvenir for a special place or time and I can’t think of anything more special to me than the garden. I usually stay far away from artificial plants, but in this case I’ve fully embraced them! Of course, living plants would …

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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.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

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