Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2017’

Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

Beach lovers will enjoy these delightful beeswax seashell candles, which look right at home in a glass terrarium filled with sand. I live near the ocean and like to collect shells whenever I visit the beach so I have plenty just waiting to be crafted into something special. Seashell beeswax tea lights are a wonderful way to create mementos of …

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A sweet birdcage hanging basket

Pretty Up the Party with Birdcage Hanging Basket Planters

The true measure of a creative gardener is not how well they grow plants, but what they can turn into a planter! Birdcages make for lovely outdoor hanging baskets with decorative metal frames that lend to trailing plants bursting through the bars. Make a romantic birdcage hanging basket to display on its own or group a few together for a …

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bug hotel fence art

Jazz Up the Outdoors with DIY Bug Hotel Fence Art

If you have an eyesore of a fence, or even just want to add some deck decor, this Bug Hotel Fence Art is the perfect fit! Natural and found elements such as branches, seed heads, bamboo, and moss are set in a wooden frame as four-season art. With materials collected from the garden it looks right at home as the …

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Soothing After Sun Balm For Sunburned Skin

Homemade After-Sun Salve Recipe

Even if you don’t have a sunburn, this after-sun salve recipe is a summer necessity to re-hydrate and soothe sun-kissed skin. Apply it after a good scrub in the shower to remove sunscreen residue. Slather on this balm and your skin will drink in the oils and butters, dealing with sun-damaged skin while you sleep. Related: treat a sunburn with …

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Baby Cakes Blackberry

A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!

If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then you are in for a surprise! There have been some exciting new fruit plants developed that match aesthetics with function, which means you can get luscious fruit from a plant that’s as gorgeous as it is useful. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, …

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Salvia 'Sally Fun'

Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun

With the intense August sun beating down, people aren’t the only ones feeling a little wilted! Many plants have a hard time standing up to the hottest weather of summer, which can leave your garden looking droopy and fried. There are several measures you can take to protect your plants from heat stress, but one foolproof method to beating the …

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