Category Archive for: ‘Month August Week 3’

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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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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How To Make A Beaded Wind Chime With Bells Step 1

Add Sparkle to the Garden With This Beautiful Beaded Wind Chime

Add some extra jingle and sparkle to your backyard this year with a handmade beaded wind chime! I’ll admit I’m a bit of a craft supply hoarder and have accumulated a massive amount of beautiful beads over the years but have barely used them. This project is the perfect excuse to get out my bead supply and make something I’ll enjoy …

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Sedum Provide Flowers And Pops Of Color Well Into The Fall

Landscaping for Drought: Inspiring Gardens That Save Water

I learned a lot about designing drought tolerant gardens and xeriscapes while I was vacationing in Osoyoos, BC, this past week. The thing that stood out the most was that you can have a colorful garden—full of flowers and wildlife—that requires much less water. Join me on a tour of drought tolerant landscapes and pick up some ideas for your own …

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Radishes Are The Speediest Vegetables

Plant These Speedy Fall Vegetables for a Last Hurrah!

Yes! You can still plant fall vegetables to harvest and eat this year! There is still time in the late summer and fall to plant fast-growing edible plants in your vegetable garden and have them on your plate in just 15-30 days. No, not just sprouts. These super nutritious garden growers are speedy enough to make something healthy and delicious …

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Hand Painted Market Bag Tutorial 4

Make This Hand-Painted Market Bag!

This hand-painted market bag is great for groceries, better than gift wrap, and a handy hostess gift. Whether you are looking for something stylish for back to school, carting around kids stuff, or filling up with produce, these market bags have just the personal touch to let you go green with style. I love that plastic bags are no longer being …

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