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Your Plants Will Never Be The Same Once You Start Feeeding The Soil With These Readily Available Ammendments

Soil Food for Greener Gardens: Find the Best Amendments in Your Own Backyard

Please welcome Elizabeth Murphy, author of the book Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Natural Solutions for Better Gardens & Yards. Today Elizabeth gives us the dirt on building healthy soil by feeding it. Here are her tips on finding the best amendments right in your own backyard (or kitchen). It’s a fundamental fact of life: we all have to eat. It’s even …

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How To Install A Disappearing Fountain Step 13

How to Install a Disappearing Fountain in Your Home Garden (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I’m most taken with gardens that have a little mystery to them (as you can see in my previous post on Creating a Secret Garden). I spent many hours healing in the zen garden in my previous home and was eager to create a comparable space in my new home. I learned how to install a disappearing fountain in my …

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Garden Bridge

Create a Secret Garden as a Therapeutic Outdoor Space

Have you been lucky enough to visit a secret garden? As you walk along a pathway, through an ornate gate, or under a rose-covered arbor, you arrive at a welcoming spot, perhaps with a water feature, or a bench, to sit and enjoy a small space that is usually beyond view. It draws you in. As you turn a corner or …

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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their gardens in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from a …

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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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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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