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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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Silver Sage

Beyond the Spice Rack: Preserving Herbs in Creative Ways

Drying herbs is a perfectly fine way to store your garden-fresh flavorings for use throughout the year, but it isn’t the only game in town. You can preserve herbs in many creative ways that can add some lift to your cold-weather culinary creations. Freshly preserved garden herbs also make wonderful gifts that are beautiful and personal. I have written many …

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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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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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Green Eyed Susan For Budget Perennial Gardening

Fall Perennial Gardening: Garden Design on a Budget

Fall is the best time of year for planning your perennial garden. The plants are grown in or overgrown and you can easily see how they are working in your current design. You will notice which perennials need to be divided and see the empty spaces where new plants are needed. You can evaluate which plants aren’t in the right …

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Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones

These hopscotch garden stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create a space that is engaging for children while being aesthetically pleasing for grown-ups. I will …

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