Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

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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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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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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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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How To Change Hydrangea Color From Pink Or Blue

Pretty Pink or Brilliant Blue: How to Make Your Hydrangea Change Color

Love your hydrangea blooms but want to change up their color? Many hydrangeas will go through a slight color change when transplanted due to adjusting to their new soil when you first bring them home. But if you really want to shake things up, this simple, little soil hack will make your Hydrangea change color! Keep in mind that this will …

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Dont Shut Me In Air Plants Need Air.

How to Keep Air Plants Alive and Healthy (They Might Even Bloom!)

Have you adopted one of these spiky Tillandsias just to have it turn brown and crunchy? It’s not your fault, air plants just require a different kind of care than we are used to with our houseplants. Once you know what to do, you will find  that air plants are one of the easiest and most versatile indoor plants to take …

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