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Give a terrarium a makeover every few years to keep it looking beautiful.

Have an Overgrown or Dying Terrarium? Get Creative with a Terrarium Makeover

If you’ve been taking good care of your terrarium, there’s a good chance that the plants will begin to outgrow the space. Or maybe you let the watering go a bit too long and the plants are brown and crunchy. It’s OK! It happens to the best of us. I have both overgrown plants and dead ones in the same …

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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 …

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summer bulbs to plant in spring

Plant Spring Bulbs for an Outstanding Summer Display

Summer is the pinnacle of the gardening year. When the vegetables are ripening and the perennials have filled in the …

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Vanilla bean WINTER lotion bar for dry skin

Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bar

Homemade lotion bars are popular because they are convenient, full of healthy skin ingredients, and make wonderful gifts. If you …

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A sweet and sugar-free way to say I love you - make a succulent valentine

A Sweet and Succulent Valentine

This sweet and succulent valentine is just what Dr. Love ordered for the winter blues. It’s a thoughtful way to …

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Radish Seedlings On Toast And Egg

Boost Your Health by Growing Nutritious Greens in the Winter

If you feel a bit more sluggish in the winter, it might not just be about the weather. Growing nutritious greens …

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How to Grow and Care for Marimo Moss Balls

Hello, Marimo.

Do you know Marimo? Roundish, green, and mossy—this unique indoor plant is full of personality! Marimo moss balls are equally …

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  • summer bulbs to plant in spring

    Plant Spring Bulbs for an Outstanding Summer Display

    Summer is the pinnacle of the gardening year. When the vegetables are ripening and the perennials have filled in the space, you may be entertaining outdoors, attending garden tours, or spending a stay-cation at home. As I plan out my garden for the coming year, …

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  • How to make Meyer lemon limoncello

    When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Make Meyer Limoncello

    Before you discard the peels of those seasonal Meyer lemons, take a look at this recipe for Meyer limoncello. It’s sweet, aromatic, and tasty. Best of all, it’s easy to make. Start the search for some fresh Meyer lemons and don’t waste a thing by …

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  • Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

    Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

    This Himalayan pink salt scrub is a powerful detoxifier packed with healing minerals for your whole body. With rose petals and essential oils added, this scrub becomes a home spa treatment that also heals, soothes, and revitalizes the skin. There are many benefits to using …

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  • DIY Air Dry Clay Planters

    Rainy Day Gardening: Make This Indoor Hanging Clay Planter

    It may be raining day in, day out here in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t stop me from getting my hands dirty indoors with this fun hanging clay planter project. I spent a few dreary afternoons making these air-dry clay planters to display a …

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  • Haunting Ruse Black Lenten Rose Hellebore

    5 Stunning Hellebore Varieties You MUST See!

    Hellebores (Hellborus) are commonly known as Lenten Rose given their blooms are a late winter / early springtime staple in zone 4-9 shade gardens.  The toothed, green leaves are leathery and stay evergreen through a mild winter. Damaged leaves are quickly replaced in late winter to early spring adding a necessary lift to …

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  • DIY Tulip Garden Lights 4

    These DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Will Take Your Breath Away!

    In months when the garden is asleep you can still have flowers that glow late into the night. Look closely at these stunning garden lights. The iridescent petals capture the light and create a graceful and enticing display in the garden. And then you see …

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  • Making Wild Bird Food Suet

    DIY Wild Bird Suet Feeder

    My family loves to bird-watch. We have several feeders in our yard and one of us is always watching out our front window, hoping to catch sight of a new feathered visitor to our front feeder. Although we put out seed year-round, we always make …

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  • SoilPH Mix With Distilled Water

    How to Do a Soil pH Test at Home

    It’s no secret that soil is the most important part of the garden. Not only does it create healthy plants, or lead to their demise, but it is also full of information that can help us grow a better garden. This at home soil pH test …

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  • How To Get Your Air Plant To Bloom

    Air Plants in Seashells

    Air plants look striking all on their own without the need for soil or a container. One of the ways that always makes me smile is air plants in seashells. They make for such a perfect pairing of natural elements that would not be found …

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  • How To Make Soy And Beeswax Candles With Wax Succulents

    Beeswax Succulent Mason Jar Candles

    These mason jar candles topped with a beeswax succulent look impressive but are super simple to make. This project can be done with homemade soy and beeswax candles, or even to top a store-bought votive. We’ll continue on our theme for making homemade holiday gifts again …

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