Category Archive for: ‘Harvest’

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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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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How To Make A Homemade Flower Press

Woodworking for Gardeners: Make a Handmade Flower Press

The best way to preserve the beauty of the garden is with a flower press. With just a few materials and tools, you can make your own that looks as beautiful as it is functional. You can certainly preserve flowers and leaves in a book, a method that works well and is explained in this article. For those of you who …

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How To Harvest Rose Hips

Rose Hips: the Hippest Fruit (with Amazing Health Benefits!)

If you grow roses in your garden you may get the added benefit of rose hips, a cool cat fruit that packs a healthy punch! Rose hips are the rose plant’s seed pod/fruit, although most home gardeners don’t get many as we prune back our roses to encourage strong blooming. Typically the rugosa roses are harvested for the tastiest hips …

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How To Dry Flowers For Winter Arrangements

Preserving the Ornamental Garden: How to Dry Flowers, Leaves, Stems, and Pods for Crafting

Collecting flowers, leaves, stems, and pods from the garden now, will give you a treasure trove of beautiful dried plants to craft with all year long. How to dry flowers, as well as leaves, stems, and seed pods from your garden plus some creative projects you can try with them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how much beauty …

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Make These Hammered Flower Print Cards

Hammered Flower Print Cards

I love to send a little bit of my garden when sending a thank you note. It’s not always practical for flowers or preserves to be sent across the country or even to a different country, but a flower print will do! Printing cards using garden leaves and flowers is a simple and personal way to send a sentiment to …

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