Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Whimsical DIY clay ornaments for indoor planter decorating

Whimsical Clay Planter Ornaments

Add pizzazz to indoor plants, terrariums, and container gardens with quirky clay planter ornaments. These miniature sculptures are a fun rainy day project for adults and children if you are lucky enough to have a helper. Make them from clay and display the organic shapes in container arrangements and miniature gardens. They add just the right touch of whimsy and …

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Growlight garden for countertop indoor gardening

Countertop Gardening for Every Kitchen

Let me introduce you to my new kitchen appliance, the Growlight Garden. This handy structure lets me grow a lot of fresh sprouts, microgreens, and salad right on my kitchen counter. Plus, it can be used to start seeds for the outdoor garden, root cuttings indoors, and nanny plants when I’m on vacation. Why every house doesn’t have one is …

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Paper Succulent Card

Seed Paper Card Designs: Freebird and Succulents

Making seed paper is one of my favorite crafts. You would never know from the organic look of this artisan paper that the materials come from such humble beginnings. I showed the steps for how to make homemade seed paper using a DIY mold and decal fashioned from two-dollar frames and shredded bills in my book, Garden Made: A Year of …

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Give a terrarium a makeover every few years to keep it looking beautiful.

Have an Overgrown or Dying Terrarium? Get Creative with a Terrarium Makeover

If you’ve been taking good care of your terrarium, there’s a good chance that the plants will begin to outgrow the space. Or maybe you let the watering go a bit too long and the plants are brown and crunchy. It’s OK! It happens to the best of us. I have both overgrown plants and dead ones in the same …

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seed starting tomatoes

Seed Starting 101

Are you planning to start a garden this year? Congratulations! It’s a big deal! Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing a garden is good for everybody. It feeds the soul and the soil, and can even feed your family. Organic gardens are as good for the earth as they are for its lucky inhabitants. The secret …

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summer bulbs to plant in spring

Plant Spring Bulbs for an Outstanding Summer Display

Summer is the pinnacle of the gardening year. When the vegetables are ripening and the perennials have filled in the space, you may be entertaining outdoors, attending garden tours, or spending a stay-cation at home. As I plan out my garden for the coming year, I’m thinking a lot about how to add some WOW this summer. And nothing adds …

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