Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2017’

pyrography

Wood Burned Coasters with Floral Pyrography

Wood burned coasters are a great creative project that can be done no matter what time of year it is. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood (or leather) with a heated pen that burns the image into the wood as opposed to using paint to embellish it. Better yet, it requires only three materials and some practice to find …

Read More
Stunning Fall Color Asters

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the color to back up their efforts—they are as brilliant in hue as they are are strong in stem. Fall perennials provide such a show in the garden for us gardeners, but also are an essential food source for our winged friends, …

Read More
finished greenhouse

Build an Old Window Greenhouse

It’s hard to believe, but this beautiful greenhouse used to be a bunch of discarded windows without a use. With a lot of creativity and a little know-how, they were transformed into the gorgeous structure you see here. You can learn to make your own old window greenhouse with the help of today’s guest blogger Chris Peterson. Chris is the …

Read More
Stephanie Rose Vegetable Garden

A Foodie Fresh Garden-to-Table Event in Vancouver

I’m always looking for new ways to cook with fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden, but it’s a whole other story when you get to see what a talented chef and restaurant owner does with them! This week I had the pleasure of hosting a local Garden-to-Table event in Vancouver. And even better, I harvested herbs and vegetables from …

Read More
How To Harvest Rose Hips

Rose Hips: the Hippest Fruit (with Amazing Health Benefits!)

If you grow roses in your garden, you may get the added benefit of rose hips, a cool-cat fruit that packs a healthy punch! Rose hips are the rose plant’s seed pod/fruit, although most home gardeners don’t get many as we prune back our roses to encourage strong blooming. The rugosa roses are typically harvested for the tastiest hips, but …

Read More
drumstick allium

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips, and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need …

Read More
Page 1 of 3123»