Category Archive for: ‘Winter’

How to Make an Orchid Humidity Tray

Keep Blooms Beautiful with a DIY Orchid Humidity Tray

Your home has a number of different microclimates in it. As you move from room to room, the light, temperature, and humidity can change drastically. Not only that, but these variables can also jump up and down all day long. Creating the right conditions is the first step to having beautiful houseplants. This DIY orchid humidity tray will help the …

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rhododendron bud in snow

Save Your Garden from Road Salt Environmental Damage this Winter

If you are planning to use road salt as a de-icer on your sidewalk, driveway, or street this winter, you may be unpleasantly surprised in the spring. Road salt, or sodium chloride, can be very damaging to plants, trees, soil, and groundwater. Salt toxicity can harm, stunt, and even kill garden plants that have been exposed to salt spray or …

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design a container garden that provides food for backyard birds

Design a Beautiful Bird-Friendly Winter Container Foraged from Your Yard

Even though holiday decorating is finished for the year, you can still get outside and clip greenery for a bird-friendly winter container. Winter birds are a lovely addition to the garden and this container garden not only looks gorgeous to us, but it’s a heavenly treat for our feathered friends! This design will take your garden decor right through to the …

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This winter forest soap recipe is scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. Quite refreshing for your morning shower!

Fresh and Woodsy Winter Forest Soap Recipe

This winter forest soap recipe smells like a walk through the forest in the brisk winter air. This soap is made with two colors of soap swirled together like cool winds in evergreen trees. It’s scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. As a bonus, the combination of essential oils will perk you up and …

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Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

The Everything Wreath: Fresh, Festive, and Free

The everything wreath is everything you could hope for in a holiday decoration: it’s fresh, festive, and free! Take the challenge this year to make a fresh wreath and get a little garden therapy while you are at it. The best part is that you will come up with something different every time you try it!  Fresh, Festive, and Free …

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How to overwinter succulents, both hardy and tender by knowing what they need to go dormant as well as soil, temperature, light, and watering needs.

Overwinter Succulents to Keep Them Beautiful All Year Long

With succulents at the height of popularity, there is now a great variety of interesting new plants available for the home garden. There are so many beautiful and decorative specimens you very well may have collected some succulents that you would like to grow for years to come. This is how I overwinter succulents, both hardy and tender, so that …

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