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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! Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need …

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How To Clean And Sharpen Pruners 10

How to Care For Pruners

Pruners are a gardener’s best friend. We use them so much for so many different tasks that it’s no wonder …

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A DIY Espalier Privacy Screen for the Backyard

If you have a small urban lot or a close proximity to your neighbors’ yards, you may also have the …

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A Gardener’s She Shed Garage Makeover

As the garden has been filling out all summer with luscious blooms and cheery bees, it started to highlight that …

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Best cutting roses for arrangements

Grow these Cutting Roses for Perfect Floral Arrangements

Roses are one of the most popular flowers for growing and cutting, and it’s no wonder because they are gorgeous …

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A Fabulous Fall Bleached Pinecone Wreath

This gorgeous bleached pinecone wreath has rustic charm with a contemporary twist. With just a few easy steps, you can …

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Shovels and spades: what is the difference?

The Home Gardener’s Guide to Shovels and Spades

Do you know what you’re digging with? Many people don’t know that shovels and spades are actually two different tools …

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  • Good Clean Fun Resource Guide

    Good Clean Fun: Melt and Pour Soap Supplies and Resource Guide

    If you are getting started with melt and pour soap (or are searching out the best supplies for soap-making projects), you have come to the right place! This comprehensive guide covers the melt and pour soap supplies you will need to make fantastic soap projects. …

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  • Discover the many varieties of winter squash available and learn the best way to cook them in this guide to demystifying winter squash.

    What the Heck is That?! Your Guide to Delicious Winter Squash

    Don’t be intimidated by those weird and wonderful winter squash! Fanciful shapes, stripes, bumps, and warts, these gorgeous vegetables are as tasty as they are pretty.  If your only winter squash experience is pumpkin pie, it’s time to try something new. There are many varieties of …

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  • Discover the many varieties of winter squash available and learn the best way to cook them in this guide to demystifying winter squash.

    Quirky Outdoor Fall Decorating with Pumpkins and Squash

    Whether it’s from family trips to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns, or warming up with a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkins have nestled their way into being a romantic part of fall nostalgia. The excitement for pumpkin season perhaps helps to soothe the loss of …

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    5 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler (AKA Make Compost Quickly and Look Good Doing it)

    A compost tumbler not only made this urban composting space look a whole lot better, but it also sped up the composting process dramatically. Even more, it keeps pests from making a home in the compost bin. Wait until you see this compost bin makeover, …

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  • How To Grow Herbs Indoors So They Will Survive And Thrive

    Which Herbs to Grow Indoors (and Which Ones NOT to)

    Herbs are outdoor plants. There are many plants that can grow well as houseplants, but herbs are not among them. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t choose certain herbs to grow indoors. This article covers which herbs to grow indoors as well as some …

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  • Chai Spice Lip Balm

    How This Chai Spice Lip Balm Recipe Gives You Fuller Lips

    The complex, earthy scent of Chai spice is sort of magical, isn’t it? The boldness of ginger and cloves co-mingle with the warmth of vanilla and cinnamon to produce a fragrance that is invigorating and comforting all at once. I love Chai spice no matter what …

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  • Bleached Single Pinecone

    How to Make GORGEOUS Bleached Pinecones

    Pinecones are iconic natural items to use for seasonal decor. Instead of painting or bedazzling them with glitter this year, try giving them a softer, weathered look by bleaching them! Bleaching pinecones requires very few supplies and is an easy project. Even so, it does take …

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  • Low Carb Lasagna Made With Zucchini Noodles

    Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Lasagna

    The beauty of this lasagna is not just that it uses up all those extra zucchini that you are harvesting from the garden. It’s not the nutty flavor the zucchini imparts, or the gorgeous colour. No, it’s that this lasagna is grain-free and low carb, …

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  • The Easy Way To Clean Up Leaves

    Fall Garden Care: The Easy Way to Clean Up Leaves

    Leaves fallen from trees provide winter mulch protection for plants, but they can also make the garden look messy and unkempt. Cleaning up the garden in the fall for me means removing fallen leaves, and then adding them back as a layer of mulch. There …

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  • Goreous Pumpkin Flower Arrangenment

    DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

    I keep seeing these gorgeous pumpkin flower arrangements at florists, farmers markets, and online. A collection of blooms tightly packed into a bright orange pumpkin just screams “fall.” It’s an elegant take on fall decorating: setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner, adorning the mantle for the …

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