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The Easy Way to Start a Garden from Scratch (That Won’t Break the Bank!)

In my last home I had good friends, almost family, who had a beautiful garden. My lovely neighbors rented a house and didn’t have a huge budget to start a garden from scratch so they devised a smart and frugal way to start an impressive garden without breaking the bank. And guess what? They did it in just a few …

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Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners

These Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners are a Crafty Way to Outsmart Moths

I love bugs. I mean, I’m a gardener and I can see the benefit of all insects, even those who …

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6 Ways To Make DIY Concrete Stepping Stones At Home

Forge Your Own Path: 6 Ways to Make DIY Concrete Stepping Stones

Making your own concrete stepping stones is a way to create functional art for the floor of your garden. Stepping …

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Plant These In Your Veggie Garden And Ward Off Pests

These Powerful Herbs & Flowers Deter Pests Naturally in the Vegetable Garden

Did you know that flowers have super powers? Some stop nematodes in their tracks. Others attract aphids away from your …

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Ball Spring Trials 2016

Plant Fashion Week at the California Spring Trials

Last week I was invited to attend the Ball Horticulture display gardens at the California Spring Trials. The California Spring …

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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 …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree.  We only have room for …

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  • Creative Gifts For Gardeners Nature Lovers And More

    Uniquely Creative Gifts for Gardeners & Nature Lovers

    If you are looking for a creative and unique gift idea for gardener and nature lovers you have come to the right place! This list is all things quirky and cool, that the gardener in your life probably doesn’t have already, but will certainly love. …

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  • Beaded Suncatcher Mobile Craft Project

    Beaded Suncatcher Mobile

    Whether you want to catch the golden rays of the sun or just want a little dazzle to your window a beaded suncatcher is a fun and easy project you can complete in an afternoon.I have a window in the back of my living room …

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  • Grow Happy And Healthy Succulents With This Essential Guide

    The Essential Guide to Growing Happy + Healthy Succulents

    Succulents are all the rage and with good reason. They are beautiful, interesting, and in most cases easy to care for. They are often used as decor both indoors and out, yet that doesn’t mean that they ARE decor (ie: meant to be set on …

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  • Spinach Blueberry And Blue Cheese Salad In A Mason Jar1

    Spinach, Blueberry, and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad!

    Imagine leaving the house each morning for work with a healthy and delicious lunch in tow—no morning prep required! Or toting salad to a picnic by tossing it in your backpack. Author of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, Julia Mirabella, …

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    A Gift for Mom’s Feet this Mother’s Day

    I love my flip flops. Even though it’s still a bit chilly here the winter boots have been packed up and the flip flops are lined up and ready for wherever the day will take me. Often it’s out to the garden to muck around …

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  • Mothers Day Gift Idea Apron In A Jar

    Apron in a Jar for Mother’s Day

    I often think that the way a gift is wrapped can be as thoughtful as the gift itself. Combine this with my absolute love of canning jars and you have endless possibilities. This project for the Evermine blog shows you how to make a Apron …

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  • Simple Mothers Day Gift Tub Teas Filled With Garden Herbs And Flowers In A Watering Can

    Homemade Bath and Body Gifts Kids Can Make

    These are some fun and super simple skincare gifts to made with all-natural ingredients. They are fun for kids to make and even more fun for Mom to enjoy, just don’t forget to give her the time to use pamper pack you put together! All …

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  • Mini Air Plant Terrarium Wedding favor

    Terrarium Wedding Favors

    I love making up little terrariums with Air Plants and sand as gifts and would love even more to get one as a wedding favor. These little guys are really simple to put together and can also be used as table decor.   Tillandsias are more commonly …

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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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