Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2015’

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60+ Ways to Carve a Pumpkin

It’s pumpkin season! Why is that so exciting to me? Because the pumpkin is the ultimate creative muse for the season. I absolutely loved carving pumpkins for Halloween when I was a young Trick-or-Treater. From the gooey feel of the pumpkin guts to the toothy grin that glowed from candlelight, it was pure fall crafting heaven. Please join me on …

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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 season change, or even to give as gifts. I know I would love to receive …

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Dividing Perennials To Make More Plants For Your Garden

Dividing Perennials 101: Tips for a Beautiful Garden

Perennials are wonderful garden plants. Plants that are hardy enough to continue growing each year in your garden are considered perennials (as opposed to annuals which you need to replant every year). They can be very low maintenance once established, providing gorgeous blooms and even edible parts through the growing season.   Dividing perennials is often the only job that …

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Dried Hydrangea Wreath Project

Easy to Make Hydrangea Wreath + Tips to Make it Last!

Dusty rose, chartreuse, and violet. These are the colors that make me think of fall decorating, at least when it comes to decorating with hydrangeas! They may be pink, purple, blue, or white on the shrub, but as they dry, they take on the muted romantic hues that grace my front door. Here is how to make this easy hydrangea …

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How To Collect Seeds From The Garden

Getting Back to Basics with Seed Saving

Seed saving is a lost art that seems to be making its way back to popularity with gardeners. Seeds are largely inexpensive to buy, making them an easy and economical way to grow your garden. But there are some reasons that seed saving is coming back into vogue in the home garden. First, seed saving will not only save seeds but also …

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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. Read on to learn 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 …

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