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Seed Starting 101

Are you planning to start a garden this year? Congratulations! It’s a big deal! Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing a garden is good for everybody. It feeds the soul and the soil, and can even feed your family. Organic gardens are as good for the earth as they are for its lucky inhabitants. The secret …

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Make herbal tub teas for a soothing bath with no clean up

Soak Your Troubles Away with Homemade Tub Tea

One of my favorite bath projects is tub tea. There is nothing like a warm bath to soothe away all that ails you. Soaking in a herbal bath is luxurious: it softens skin, eases muscle pain, and adds fragrance to the steam. Herbs are wonderful in the bath but they can leave bits and bobs to clean up after the …

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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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This inexpensive and easy weekend project shows you how to create a stylish branch coat rack with just some branches, paint, and a few tools.

Bring the Outdoors in with This DIY Natural Branch Coat Rack

Create a rustic and homey feel to your indoor space by using elements from the outdoors. Wood adds warmth and natural form to indoor decor. This branch coat rack was created with some of the uniquely-shaped branches that were discovered when doing some garden pruning, so if you recreate this project it will never look exactly the same! This branch coat …

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Free Printable Jam Labels Dahlia Print

These Printable Canning Labels are the Essential Party Dress for Your Jam!

Shouldn’t the label you add to a jar of homemade jam or pickles look as beautiful as the tasty treat inside? I’m a big believer in presentation and think that dressing up a jar of jelly with a pretty label is worth it, if even for your own enjoyment. But if you choose to mark your homemade creation with a …

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Create Your Very Own Miniature Garden Patio

What gardening trend is hotter than vertical garden, succulents, and edible landscapes? Miniature gardens! You may love them or have yet to be introduced to these tiny landscapes, but after today you are going to run out and grab Miniature Gardening Guru, Janit Calvo’s, book Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World so you can sink your teeth into …

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