Category Archive for: ‘Month May Week 2’

Dandelion Seed Head

How to Identify Weeds

Want to know how to identify weeds in your home garden? It’s all perspective! Read on for my tips for how to identify weeds and what to do about them. It may not be what you would expect! I remember picking bouquets of dandelions as a child: grabbing so many in my hand that I couldn’t keep my fingers around …

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All Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe1

Protect Your Lips with an All-Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe

Before you head out in the sun do you make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen? What about your lips? Applying sunscreen meant for your skin directly to your lips doesn’t taste very good. Plus it is dries out your lips and dulls the shine. Instead, try this homemade sun protection lip balm, it will protect your lips, …

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Wild Air Plant Necklace Garden Therapy

Plant Geeks Be Warned: This Living Jewelry Will Feed Your Obsession

I’m a complete plant geek, I admit it. I get overly excited about plants and I am always looking for new and interesting applications for them. When I created a way to accessorize with plants—by making living jewelry—well, then I became a little obsessed. Air plants are such fun. They’re the modern-day pet rock: a spiky, green, (alive) pet rock, …

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DIY Hypertufa Planter Instructions

Quirky Concrete and Hypertufa Planters

John Gillespie & Christina Symons, the authors of Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome, join us today to share some decorative projects to inexpensively make your very own concrete containers and hypertufa planters. I have done my fair share of concrete projects, and yet it amazes me how many unique shapes that can be created. I love how these quirky …

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10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate is changing and what we used to count on for garden micro-climates is now all over the map. By now you may know that I live in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is a rainforest, a temperate rainforest, considered part of the …

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Ladybug Super

The Beneficial Insect Super 7: Important Natural Enemies on Patrol in Your Garden

Watch out Annoying Aphid, you are about to meet your match! The mighty Beneficial Insect Super 7 are coming to patrol the garden and protect it from you and your evil pest friends in three…two…one… Kapow! Mary Gardiner, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, and author of the fantastic book, Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know About …

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