Category Archive for: ‘Month August Week 3’

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Small Space Garden DIY Projects Straight from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

My trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle would not have been complete without a tour of the Small Space Showcase on the Skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. The NWFGS is known for their impressive large-scale display gardens (and, of course, their speaker series which I was honored to participate in again this year), but I have to …

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leaf imprint stepping stones project

Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

This Weekend Project is a decorative way to preserve the garden by capturing the beauty of leaves all year round as stepping stones. You don’t have to work hard for a whole weekend to do it, though! It’s a simple project that is quick and fun to do, but the concrete needs some time to cure after the stones are poured. These …

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These botanical soap bars are decorated with flowers, herbs, and leaves found in the garden. See the step-by-step instructions for how to make them at home.

Exquisite Botanical Soap that Cleanly Preserves the Garden

These botanical soap bars are decorated with flowers, herbs, and leaves found in the garden. This is a fun project for encapsulating what grows in your own backyard to bring a little nature to your bath or shower. Handmade soap makes a lovely gift and it is surprisingly simple to make a large batch of botanical soaps with little effort. …

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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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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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