Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2016’

Delicously Warm Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves

Warm Up to Fall with this Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves Recipe

This peach brandy preserves recipe has to be my all-time favorite jam. When I first tried it I was blown away at the complexity of the flavor and how different peaches could become when spices and liqueur are added. It takes the predominately summer-flavored fruit of peaches and adds the warmth of cozy fall spices. This peach brandy preserves recipe is …

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Two Tier Rhubarb Leaf Birdbath From The Book Garden Made

The Garden Fountain That Completely Transformed a Shady Front Yard Space

Water features transform a garden space. It could be just the sounds that draw you in from far away or something that visually attracts you before you even hear a trickle, but the common element is how the water becomes the star of the garden. I’ve often seen garden designers install a garden fountain or a pond to anchor a …

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How To Install A Disappearing Fountain Step 13

How to Install a Disappearing Fountain in Your Home Garden (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I’m most taken with gardens that have a little mystery to them (as you can see in my previous post on Creating a Secret Garden). I spent many hours healing in the zen garden in my previous home and was eager to create a comparable space in my new home. I learned how to install a disappearing fountain in my …

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Create Your Very Own Miniature Garden Patio

What gardening trend is hotter than vertical gardens, succulents, or edible landscapes? Miniature gardens! You may love them or have yet to be introduced to these tiny landscapes, but after today you are going to run out and grab Miniature Gardening Guru Janit Calvo’s book Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World so you can sink your teeth into …

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Create a Secret Garden as a Therapeutic Outdoor Space

Have you been lucky enough to visit a secret garden? As you walk along a pathway, through an ornate gate, or under a rose-covered arbor, you arrive at a welcoming spot, perhaps with a water feature or a bench, to sit and enjoy a small space that is usually beyond view. It draws you in. As you turn a corner or …

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Chocolate Mint Sun Tea Instructions

Sun Tea: Two Ways | Hundreds of Possibilities!

Sun tea is just about the most simple way to make a summer beverage. Infuse water with flavor in two ways: fresh tea and dried tea. Once you know the steps to making sun tea, the flavor is all up to you and the possibilities are endless! Fresh Tea If it’s sunny and you have a bunch of extra herbs, why …

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