Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

How to Maintain a Home Water Fountain

Fountains, Ponds, and Waterfalls: Choosing and Caring for a Garden Water Feature

There is something magical about water in the garden. It attracts people (young and old), pets, wildlife, and pollinators. It seems that everyone who enjoys a garden is drawn to the sound and the sight of water. A garden water feature adds interest to the garden and can be an anchoring focal point. Water can be a showpiece or a part …

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Mixed Bulb Container Recipe Tulips And Muscari

Preparing Fall Bulb Planters for Spring

To some people, tulips and other bulbs may be the last thing on your mind but if you take a little time now to plant up some fall bulb planters for next spring, I bet you will be pleased as punch that you did! Planting fall bulbs in containers is no different than planting them in the ground, other than you …

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Make This Gorgeous Outdoor Centerpiece With Terracotta Pots Succulents And A Candle

Make This Stunning Terracotta Pot Succulent Centerpiece

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous succulent centerpiece was made from the humblest of materials. An inexpensive wire hanging basket frame, terracotta pots, reindeer moss, and a hurricane candle make for a show-stopping planter / table decoration that will get people talking! Who else out there has too many terracotta pots? Well, really, how many is too many? 50? 100? …

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Beautiful Culinary Kitchen Garden

A Culinary Kitchen Garden Perfect for Small Spaces

Herbs are a must in my garden. I use fresh herbs in cooking year round and love to keep them close to the kitchen for easy harvest. Join me as we tour the transformation of my perennial herb container garden to a culinary kitchen garden that looks as beautiful as it is tasty. In my previous home, the garden spaces …

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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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