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Small Space Garden DIY Projects Straight from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

My trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle would not have been complete without a tour of the Small Space Showcase on the Skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. The NWFGS is known for their impressive large-scale display gardens (and, of course, their speaker series which I was honored to participate in again this year), but I have to …

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How to make a botanical print clay dish

Make a Gorgeous Botanical Print Clay Dish

I happened upon an artist on Instagram, Katie Taylor of Rustic Garden Market, who makes the most beautiful clay pieces …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? Don’t make the …

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How to make dyed leaf imprint Easter eggs

Botanical Leaf Imprint Easter Eggs

Before decorating your Easter eggs this year, head out to the garden and hunt for leaves to imprint on them. …

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How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Creative Upcycling with DIY Seed Catalog Magnets

What gardener doesn’t love flipping through the vibrant photos of a seed catalog while dreaming of the coming gardening year? …

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leaf imprint stepping stones project

Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

This Weekend Project is a decorative way to preserve the garden by capturing the beauty of leaves all year round as stepping …

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How to Make a DIY Succulent Chair Planter

Set a Place in the Garden for a Succulent Chair Planter

Have you ever walked around a flea market or a yard sale and spotted a metal chair with no seat? …

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  • Two Tier Rhubarb Leaf Birdbath From The Book Garden Made

    The Garden Fountain That Completely Transformed a Shady Front Yard Space

    Water features transform a garden space. It could be just the sounds that draw you in from far away or something that visually attracts you before you even hear a trickle, but the common element is how the water becomes the star of the garden. …

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    Worm Plunger: a Brilliant Solution for Small Garden Composting

    If you have an urban garden, this small garden composting method will blow your mind! By creating an underground worm plunger, you can both compost your scraps and create soil-feeding worm castings with little to no effort. That, plus this brilliant small garden composting system keeps your …

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    This Vertical Herb Planter Will Spice Up Your Kitchen

    I love fresh herbs in my kitchen. I also love vertical gardens hanging on the wall as art, as you can see from when I made this gorgeous Wallflower Living Frame. So it dawned on me that converting a living frame to a vertical herb …

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  • How To Make A Pedestal Bird Feeder Out Of A Terracotta Flower Pot

    Put Backyard Birds on a Pedestal with this Flowerpot Bird Feeder

    My family adores bird watching. We have multiple feeders around our yard so we can enjoy seeing the birds flit around the feeder and grab a snack. Sipping your morning coffee while watching the birds visit the feeders is both meditative and amusing. Even more so …

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  • Soil Block Seedings

    These Easy & Economical Soil Blocks Will Change How You Garden

    Starting plants from seeds is a fantastic way to save money on gardening while opening up a wide array of crop varietal options that are unavailable to purchase as seedlings. Smart gardeners know that seed starting must be done with care to produce robust seedlings …

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  • These Are The Essential Tips For Growing A Successful Container Garden

    The Secrets to a Successful Container Garden

    Containers can be hung from roof, suspended on hooks, or mounted on walls, opening up a whole world of growing spaces. Containers have the added benefit of being beautiful, acting as showpieces in the garden, or decorative accents. These tips to successful container gardening will get …

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  • Four Steps To Beautiful Skin With These Herbal Facial Recipes

    Skin-Renewing Herb Garden Facial in Four Steps

    Using elements from the garden as part of my natural beauty routine is one of my favorite reasons to garden. I have shared many recipes in the Natural Skincare Series on everything from bath bombs to soap-making and I use all of these products each …

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    Fennel, Chard and Goat Cheese Pie

    Please welcome back organic gardenista Carolyn Herriot to share with us a tantalizing recipe straight from her garden: Fennel, Chard and Goat Cheese Pie. This is just one of the many garden-fresh recipes you will find in her book, The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for …

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    Fascinating Foraging

    Gardening in a small space sometimes leaves me feeling envy for the the expansive veggie gardens and fruit orchards that I seem to see on endless magazine pages and websites. My new home doesn’t have much room for a backyard garden and not a lick of room …

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    Wild Herb Ravioli

    Wild Herb Ravioli Time 40 MIN. Total Time 45 MIN. Makes 36 Ravioli Serves 6 Egg-roll wrappers make these a snap to prepare. Photo: colinclarkphoto.com 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1½ ounces chickweed or spinach, stems removed (2 cups) 1 ounce deadnettle or henbit tops, including flowers, …

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