All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flowers’

How To Dry Flowers For Winter Arrangements

Preserving the Ornamental Garden: How to Dry Flowers, Leaves, Stems, and Pods for Crafting

Collecting flowers, leaves, stems, and pods from the garden now, will give you a treasure trove of beautiful dried plants to craft with all year long. How to dry flowers, as well as leaves, stems, and seed pods from your garden plus some creative projects you can try with them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how much beauty …

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Fall Bulbs Guide

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! I wrote my list of …

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Dry Hydrangea Flowers To Retain Color

The Simple Way to Dry Hydrangea Flowers and Retain Their Color

Hydrangeas are a beautiful shrubs with an old fashion appeal, yet they fit into the modern garden seamlessly. With so many varieties, colours, and even bloom shapes, you’d easily be able to find a hydrangea that that suits your garden (as long as you are lucky enough to have the right climate of course!). Possibly the best thing about hydrangeas is drying the …

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The 45 Best Flowers For Homegrown Arrangements Cropped

The 45 Best Cutting Flowers for Homegrown Arrangements

When you are planning you garden, you often think of flowers as garden decoration and vegetables, fruit, and herbs as consumables. Why not add some of the best cutting flowers to the mix? Chances are, you are already growing a number of cutting flowers already, many perennials, annuals, and even herbs and bulbs can be snipped and brought inside for …

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Skin Brightening Floral Water Facial Recipe

Floral Water Skin Brightening Recipe

Learn how to make skin-soothing floral water straight from the garden and use it in a recipe for a lush, all-natural facial. Sue Goetz, author of the book, The Herb Lover’s Spa Book: Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden, joins us today to share her recipe for a uplifting summer treat, Floral Water Skin Brightener. …

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Edible Flowers

The Dirt on Edible Flowers (and the Top Ten You Must Try!)

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful bouquet of blooms or gaze upon a field of wildflowers? A flower’s sole purpose is to be pretty; they need to attract pollinators in order to produce seeds. Not only do they beautify your garden, they can also bring aesthetics and add an exotic flavor to your meals. Yes, I did say flavor! …

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