Category Archive for: ‘Winter’

Roasted Root Vegetables With Rosemary And Honey

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary & Honey

Root vegetables in the winter are not dainty. The produce that is harvested at this time of year is big and gnarled, but hopefully, it has been sweetened by frost. The roots have put on some serious bulk to last the season and when they are plucked from the soil they look like beasts. They sure don’t taste like monsters (or …

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How To Make An Evergreen Herb Candle Step 5

Evergreen Pressed Evergreen Herb Candles

These DIY pressed herb candles are perfect for anytime of year because they are created with evergreen herbs which are always available. Using beeswax or soy wax, canning jars, evergreen clippings, and essential oils, these candles make for beautiful handmade gifts and home decor that brings the outdoors in. Since I began working at a local apothecary here in Portland, Oregon, …

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Pick The Freshest Tree With This Home Test

How to Care for a Fresh Christmas Tree

Your perfect Christmas tree is only perfect if it lasts through the season! With these tips, you will be able to choose a tree that is fresh as well as learn how to keep it beautiful throughout the holidays. Be sure to also check out the recycling ideas at the end of this post. Head out to a local tree …

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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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Seasons Greetings Printable Herb Packet And Recipe

Season’s Greetings! A Kitchy Printable Herb Packet Gift Idea

Quick and easy holiday gifts are essential for surviving the holiday season. This free printable “Season’s Greetings” Herb Packet is perfect for small gifts and can easily fit into the mail with your holiday greeting cards! Use herbs harvested from your own garden to create flavorful seasoning mixes paired with a simple and delicious recipe. Materials: Cardstock Ruler & X-acto …

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This Evergreen Wreath Is Made Completely From Trees And Shrubs In The Garden

Gardening For Your Front Door: Making a Fresh Wreath

Every year we like to hang a different wreath on our front door during the holidays. We’ve amassed a collection of wreaths to match the holiday season trends of sparkly red berries, Christmas ornaments, peacock feathers, and square-shaped boxwood but my favorites are most certainly natural, fresh wreaths. A fresh wreath makes for an individual work of art that smells …

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