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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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How to grow strawberries in a container garden

Growing Strawberries in Containers

When most people think of container gardening, flowers are the first things that come to mind. Container gardening is becoming increasingly popular as an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your space. In addition to flowers, this year try something different: strawberries in containers. Strawberries are one of the easiest plants to grow in containers. With strawberries, you get a …

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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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Vanilla bean WINTER lotion bar for dry skin

Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bar

Homemade lotion bars are popular because they are convenient, full of healthy skin ingredients, and make wonderful gifts. If you have tried a lotion bar before and didn’t care for it, please give this winter lotion bar a chance. I have spent time testing different lotion bar recipes and this is the clear winner for moisturizing dry skin in the …

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A sweet and sugar-free way to say I love you - make a succulent valentine

A Sweet and Succulent Valentine

This sweet and succulent valentine is just what Dr. Love ordered for the winter blues. It’s a thoughtful way to brighten up someone’s day without all the extra calories. A colorful collection of succulent cuttings set in a heart-shaped candy box will surprise and delight your lucky loved one, and it’s also just the right size to root a collection …

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Radish Seedlings On Toast And Egg

Boost Your Health by Growing Nutritious Greens in the Winter

If you feel a bit more sluggish in the winter, it might not just be about the weather. Growing nutritious greens such as sprouts and microgreens is a great way to add a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and protein to your meals. Plus, these healthy little greens just might give you more energy than another cup of coffee. …

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How to Grow and Care for Marimo Moss Balls

Hello, Marimo.

Do you know Marimo? Roundish, green, and mossy—this unique indoor plant is full of personality! Marimo moss balls are equally strange and charming, allowing them to grow in popularity as interesting house plants. Aquascapers and aquarium fanatics are no strangers to these fuzzy algae balls as they are both decor and filtration for fish tanks. Marimo moss balls are increasingly …

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Free Printable Valentines Seed Envelopes / Seed Packets

Sowing the Seeds of Love with Seed Envelope Valentines

These printable seed envelope Valentines make a fun crafty Valentine’s Day gift that will keep on giving into the summer months. Give some seeds and your Valentine gets to grow the flowers. What a perfect little gift to sneak in the mailboxes of your neighbor (Random Acts of Valentine’s?). Or send these to school for classmates. Or just make one …

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Soil Knife

10 Genius Gardening Tools That Will Change the Way You Garden Forever

Products are always being developed to speed up everyday tasks and automate processes. In the garden, we are often hoping to slow down and connect with nature, not speed it up and automate it. That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for innovation that can make the job of gardening more enjoyable! Particularly if it helps ease the strain …

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Grow your own spring salad garden

Grow Your Own Spring Salad Garden

Do you remember the days that salad came as a head of lettuce that you would chop up and add to a salad bowl? It seems that these days, salad is a mix of pre-washed baby leaves in a plastic box. While it is very convenient, you are paying for that convenience in both extra costs and lost nutrients. Do …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

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