Category Archive for: ‘Month October Week 4’

Indoor Plant Arrangements Essential Guide

Playing with Houseplants for Indoor Garden Therapy

Houseplants can be a creative muse for indoor design projects. They can look a whole lot different than the simply-potted African violet in its plastic nursery pot and foil wrapper. There are indoor plant projects that can suit every style, you just have to find what suits you. There was a time when I killed every houseplant that I brought home. …

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Lavender Dryer Bags

Naturally Freshen Laundry with Homemade Lavender Dryer Bags

Lavender dryer bags are a natural way to freshen laundry and a good use for dried lavender harvested from your garden. Lavender is a lightly floral but clean-smelling fragrance that adds a little lift to your laundry. Dryer bags can be filled with the dried flower buds and used many times over before needing to be replaced. Adding in a few essential …

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How to create a bug hotel for overwintering beneficial insects in your home garden.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. Next spring, when …

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Jelena Witch Hazel

Check Out These Cool Characters! The Top Plants for Winter Garden Interest

Winter doesn’t have to be white in the garden. Even if there is a blanket of snow covering the soil, these colorful characters will add some pizzazz to the winter garden with their showy limbs, bright berries, and even some flowers! Here are some ideas for what to plant for winter garden interest.   Emerald Colonnade Holly This beautiful evergreen …

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Creative Wood Slice Project Ideas

Creative Wood Slice Projects

Slices of branches or tree trunks are all the rage! It’s no wonder why there are so many uses for these rustic yet beautiful cross-sections of wood. I can’t think of a better way to bring the outdoors in than with a unique wood slice project. I created a guide over on my eBay blog with tips to make something creative with …

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17 Easy Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen Round Up

Easy and Delicious Homemade Gifts From the Kitchen

There’s nothing like a homemade gift; especially one that’s edible. I purposely preserve extra jams and jellies each year for gift-giving. My friends and family look forward to my baskets of homemade food gifts that I give out for special occasions. An edible gift is perfect for those hard-to-shop-for people in your life, as well as those who already have everything. …

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