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A Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

There are plenty of great ways to incorporate water into the garden, whether with natural streams and brooks or (wo)man-made ponds and fountains. But what about a design that implies the idea of water, but doesn’t require any maintenance? A dry stream is a landscaping design that looks like a decorative garden feature, even though it is also a practical …

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Disney Topiaries Tour Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Tour the Disney Topiaries at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

For a plant nerd like me, there is only one word that comes to mind to describe the character topiaries at …

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Metal Stamped Plant Tags

Metal Stamped Plant Tags from Hardware Store Finds

It’s important to label your plants so you know what’s what in the garden, but sometimes plant labels can be …

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Small Space Garden DIY Projects Straight from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

My trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle would not have been complete without a tour of …

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How to make a botanical print clay dish

Make a Gorgeous Botanical Print Clay Dish

I happened upon an artist on Instagram, Katie Taylor of Rustic Garden Market, who makes the most beautiful clay pieces …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? Don’t make the …

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How to make dyed leaf imprint Easter eggs

Botanical Leaf Imprint Easter Eggs

Before decorating your Easter eggs this year, head out to the garden and hunt for leaves to imprint on them. …

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  • Get Ready For Spring Gardening With This Guide

    10 Tasks to Prepare Your Spring Garden

    Whether spring has sprung or is just starting to peek through the winter cold, it will soon be time to get your spring garden planted. Before you break out your trusty garden tools and seed packets, there are a few garden chores you need to tackle …

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  • How to grow strawberries in a container garden

    Growing Strawberries in Containers

    When most people think of container gardening, flowers are the first things that come to mind. Container gardening is becoming increasingly popular as an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your space. In addition to flowers, this year try something different: strawberries in containers. Strawberries …

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  • How To Create A Custom Color Palette For Adult Coloring 1

    Color Like a Designer: How to Choose a Color Palette for Adult Coloring Books

    Adult coloring has become hugely popular, and for good reason! The simple act of coloring has proven to be stress relieving and even considered a form of meditation. I love spending an evening at home watching a movie or playing music, sipping some wine, and …

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  • Properly Clean Terra Cotta Pots

    How to Clean Garden Pots

    Growing a garden in containers is an increasingly popular way to adorn your outdoor space. Small-space dwellers have the option to create a garden on a patio, deck or even a fire escape. Start the season off right by properly preparing your pots for the growing …

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  • Getting Kids Interested In The Garden Through Engaging Thier Sense Of Sight Smell Taste Hearing And Touch. Lots Of Ideas On Getting Them Outside

    Garden Play: Using the Senses to Engage Kids in the Garden

    Regardless of the differences in background, attitude, or experience, garden play is great for child development & health. I have worked with kids in the garden for quite a while now and if there is one thing that is universally appealing to all children outdoors, …

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  • How To Grow It Eat It Swiss Chard

    Swiss Chard: Grow it! Eat it!

    Swiss Chard is the colorful star of this installment of the Grow it! Eat it! series, where we will talk about growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating these highly ornamental greens. Grow It! Chard comes in many colors and is highly decorative in the garden. This …

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    Lettuce in a Wine Barrel

    Here is a really quick way to get a lot of lettuce in a short period of time while protecting it from those pesky slugs and snails. I plant my lettuce in a half wine barrel planter for a number of reasons. It looks decorative …

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  • DIY Chalkboard Plant Labels

    Chalkboard Paint Plant Markers

    Chalkboard paint has yet another use! These plant markers made from wooden paint stir sticks and chalkboard paint make for simple, decorative chalkboard paint plant markers. The label won’t wash away after one rain shower, although it’s best not to use these as outdoor plant …

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  • How to grow herbs in containers

    Grow Your Own Perennial Herb Container Garden

    Love herbs? Me too! They grow well in containers and so you can grow them anywhere! But if you want them to come back year after year, here is how to grow a perennial herb container garden using the right soil, plants, and growing conditions. …

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  • How To Harvest Rhubarb The Right Way

    How to Harvest Rhubarb

    Harvest your rhubarb the right way to ensure your plant will continue to be fruitful.

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