Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Assembling pansy boutonnieres

Creative Gift-Giving with DIY Pansy Crafts

Pansies are an old stand-by in the garden because they are hardy, versatile, and come in many different sizes and every color of the rainbow. They can bloom throughout spring, summer, and even autumn, bringing a splash of color to the garden almost year-round. There’s more to pansies than just a pretty garden flower, though. These flowers are also a …

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Make These Edible Flower Ice Cubes For Guests The Even Taste A Bit Sweet

How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water! The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are edible ones and when I first tasted violas I knew that this stunning plant with …

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Crazytunia Frisky Purple Petunia

Modern Petunia Varieties: No Longer Just the Pinkest Pink Flower

Wait! Before you skip over this post because it’s about petunias and “petunias are boring, old-fashioned, plants for boring, old-fashioned people,” I want to share some of what I learned from touring the California Spring Trials, also known as Fashion Week for Plants. Petunias are so much more than The World’s Pinkest Pink flowers. While you will still find overflowing …

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Lawn Care Unplugged - How to Use a Reel Mower

Lawn Care Unplugged: How to Use a Reel Mower

When it’s time to mow your lawn this year, why not do it with less noise, no pollution, and some added health benefits? A reel mower is a superior alternative to a gas or electric rotary mower because it contributes less noise pollution and harmful emissions. Reel mowers don’t use up a bunch of electric energy or gas. Instead, they …

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Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

If you have been growing and harvesting rhubarb, here is a wonderful rhubarb sorbet recipe that tastes tart and sweet just like pie. Maybe even better than pie. Either way, like pie, it tastes fabulous served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Note: You need an ice cream maker for the smooth, creamy texture. Ingredients: 3 large rhubarb stalks, cut into …

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Tour a tulip festival

Tips to Tiptoe Your Way Through a Tulip Festival

If you have ever seen aerial photographs of Holland during tulip season, you know how mesmerizing the rainbow stripes of blooms are. Imagine what it is like to tiptoe through a tulip festival! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are tulip farms, then there is no doubt that you have packed your family in …

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