Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Spring Tulips at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Highlights from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

I was elated to be able to make the short trip from Vancouver to Seattle to attend the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year. I was excited for the opportunity to meet some of my favourite garden authors, buy some fabulous goodies, and just get inspired.

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wild foraging for fresh greens

Fascinating Foraging

Gardening in a small space sometimes leaves me feeling envy for the the expansive veggie gardens and fruit orchards that I seem to see on endless magazine pages and websites. My new home doesn’t have much room for a backyard garden and not a lick of room for one in the front. I have to pick and choose what I want to …

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wild herb ravioli

Wild Herb Ravioli

Wild Herb Ravioli Time 40 MIN. Total Time 45 MIN. Makes 36 Ravioli Serves 6 Egg-roll wrappers make these a snap to prepare. Photo: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1½ ounces chickweed or spinach, stems removed (2 cups) 1 ounce deadnettle or henbit tops, including flowers, or spinach, stems removed (1½ cups) 1 ounce wild garlic greens or chives, cut into ½ to …

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Seed Packet Favors DIY

Seed Packet Favors

Looking for a garden-friendly favor for a spring wedding or a bridal or baby shower? These colorful seed packets are a fun way for guests to take away a lasting memory. Guests can plant them, watch them grow, and remember the wonderful time they had each time they step into the garden.   These seed packets are even cuter when …

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chalkboard orchid pot

Chalkboard Painted Orchid Pot

This DIY project would make a great gift, complete with a handwritten sentiment. Will the handy uses for chalkboard paint ever come to an end? I hope not. Read on for instructions on how to make the pot, as well as some advice from Martha Stewart that took the fear out of repotting orchids for me!

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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 known as Air Plants as they do not need soil to live. They naturally live …

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