Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2016’

Pickled Radishes With Vinegar These Are Surpringly Addictive

Super Simple Pickled Radishes

There just aren’t enough recipes with radishes. They are just about the most fun veggie out there but they are completely under-appreciated. Radishes are easy to grow, go from seed to food in a month, have gorgeous red (/purple/pink/white) globes hidden under the soil, and they add just the right spicy kick to summer food. Many times we only use them in early spring as they are …

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How To Make Sun Print Cards

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun-Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic photographic method, cyanotype printing. I first used this method to create sun print napkins and was thrilled with the results. I was hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be immortalized. Using …

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Propagation By Cuttings

Propagate Plants From Cuttings and Save Hundreds of Dollars (Heck, You Could Even Make Money!)

Once you get the gardening bug, you are going to want more. More flowers, vegetables, shrubs, or just about anything you can grow. Unless you have an unlimited budget to buy your heart’s content, all those plants will start to add up quickly. Never fear, there is an option to satisfy your gardening habit while saving you hundreds of dollars: …

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Copper Garden Art Flowers DIY Project

These Copper Garden Art Flowers Will Never Stop Blooming

Right now I’m smitten with copper. The rosy hue is cheerful and elegant. It shines so brightly that it seems to belong in the garden. In the summer when the garden is growing well on its own, I turn to garden art projects for my garden therapy. I like to add ornaments for interest to areas that are not blooming …

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Birdcage Outdoor Fairy Lights

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden

Adding lighting to landscaping can showcase plants in a new way, illuminate a pathway, or just create a warm glow.  Here are a few outdoor lighting ideas to use throughout the year. For the Birds Let the birds fly free and fill a pretty birdcage with string lights. For this project I used waterproof, batter-powered LED lights. I can leave …

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Cornflower

Grow True Blue Garden Plants with Blue Flowers, Foliage, and Fruit

I’m taken with the idea of a monochromatic garden these days. Combine that with the fact that I’ve been on the hunt for true blue garden plants and I’m obsessed with blue gardens. I mean, imagine a garden that is filled with blue flowers, blue foliage, and even blue fruit. Wouldn’t that look both serene and striking all at once? Blue …

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