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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their gardens in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from a …

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All Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe1

Protect Your Lips with an All-Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe

Before you head out in the sun do you make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen? What about …

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English Lavender

Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it …

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Making A DIY Living Edible Wreath

Berrylicious Living Strawberry Wreath

Shiny, bright red strawberries are not only a delicious treat but they are also a decorative plant that looks beautiful …

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DIY Beach Mason Jar Solar Lights

Beach Glass Solar Lights

These beachy solar lights are like little treasure jars filled with the calming blue, purple, and green tones of beach …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that …

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  • Make A Worm Plunger A DIY Vermicomposter For Small Spaces 6

    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 …

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  • 10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

    Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

    Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate is changing and what we used to count on for garden micro-climates is now all over the map. By now you may know that I …

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  • Soothe And Heal Lip From Sunburn With This After Sun Lip Balm

    Healing After Sun Lip Balm Recipe

    Did you know that your lips can get sunburned? (Of course they can!) But you may not think about it when you slather on that SPF. In case you forgot about the skin on your lips, and didn’t pamper your pucker with this Sunscreen Lip …

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  • Watermelon Peach Banana Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

    Sunshine in a Bowl: Watermelon Peach Banana Vegan Ice Cream

    Healthy ice cream! Healthy, no sugar added, dairy-free, vegan, all-fruit ice cream! Now that I have your attention can I also say that it’s smooth, creamy, and tastes delicious too? Does this seem too good to be true? It’s not, and here is how to …

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  • Protect You Garden And Yourself From Over Heating

    Beating the Heat: Protect Your Plants From Heat Stress

    Hot weather can be hard on your plants. Just like us they need special care in extreme heat. Even with adequate watering and mulching, plants can suffer when the temperatures rise but there are a few things you can do to help protect your plants …

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  • DIY Dog Cookies That Will Drive Dogs CRAZY Full Recipe

    The Homemade Dog Cookies That Make Dogs Go Squirrley

    You know who deserves a treat? The garden protectors. Well, they may also be the garden destroyers at times–digging holes, burying bones, trampling plants, and eating the snow peas–but they are pretty darn good at keeping critters from running amok.  So how do I thank them? …

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  • Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

    How to Make Cut Flowers Last

    An abundance of flowers in the garden means a bounty of vases full of blooms in the house. Here are some tips to make your cut flowers last a whole lot longer with just a few simple steps. Most flowers are best harvested in the …

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  • Recycled Chair Planter Project

    Outdoor Chair Planter Project

    This sunny chair planter is just the thing to showcase a stunning annual display in a hidden part of the garden. Here is it’s story… Not long ago I happened to see a beat up old wooden chair out in the back alley. It had …

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  • Mason Jar Solar Lights and Full Moon

    Mason Jar Solar Lights

    Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio on these late summer nights. Materials mason jars with rings stake solar light double sided foam tape or glue Directions 1. …

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  • Modern Concrete Planters

    Concrete Garden Planters & Stepping Stones

    Not long ago I saw some very cool, modern concrete planters that I added to my DIY To Do List.  Not long afterwards the lovely folks over at Timber Press sent me a copy of Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features …

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