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How to Make Gorgeous Honeycomb Soap Bars Easily at Home

A Sweet Homemade Honeycomb Soap Recipe

I’m just buzzing about this honey soap because it was easy to make and it comes with a bit of a secret. While the soap looks like a sticky block of honey straight from the honeycomb, it’s actually an aloe, cucumber, and carrot soap that I’ve mixed with manuka honey and scented with citrus. The trick to this attractive honey …

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How to make these cute Felted Cactus Sweaters

Keep Your Plants Toasty in these Felted Cactus Sweaters

When it’s cold outside, it feels wonderful to wrap yourself up in a warm sweater. The wooly hug that protects you from the cold helps you get through the days of limited sunlight and long nights. Shouldn’t you give your plants the same care? Cacti are warm-weather plants who do not appreciate cold winter temperatures or the lack of light. …

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How to Grow a Tea Garden

Grow a Herbal Tea Garden

Treat yourself to a herbal tea garden this year! Whether you have a small space or large garden, you can always fit in a tea garden. Growing herbs is simple and low maintenance, and they can be used in so many ways. A herbal tea garden moves beyond rosemary, sage, and thyme, to a whole host of sweet and flavorful—and …

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How to make Meyer lemon limoncello

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Make Meyer Limoncello

Before you discard the peels of those seasonal Meyer lemons, take a look at this recipe for Meyer limoncello. It’s sweet, aromatic, and tasty. Best of all, it’s easy to make. Start the search for some fresh Meyer lemons and don’t waste a thing by using the rinds to flavor liquor and make a delightful limoncello.  I get all hopped …

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Back To Basics

Getting Back to Basics

There are some things you would never expect a city girl to know. Like canning and preserving home-grown food. Or soap-making. Especially not how to milk a goat and make fresh chevre! Through my re-education in adulthood, I went back to basics to see how our food and products are supposed to be made and tested them against industrialized, convenient …

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Learn how to make organic-looking handmade sea sponge soap topped with natural sea sponges for a gorgeous soap that lathers up beautifully.

Bring the Ocean into Your Bathtub with Handmade Sea Sponge Soap Bars

Organic-looking handmade soap topped with natural sea sponges makes for a gorgeous soap that lathers up beautifully. Sea sponges are a natural, biodegradable alternative to synthetic sponges and they are gentler on skin. The last time I made soap, I set aside one of the batches to pour into silicone molds with sea sponges. About Sea Sponges There are over …

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Make herbal tub teas for a soothing bath with no clean up

Soak Your Troubles Away with Homemade Tub Tea

One of my favorite bath projects is tub tea. There is nothing like a warm bath to soothe away all that ails you. Soaking in a herbal bath is luxurious: it softens skin, eases muscle pain, and adds fragrance to the steam. Herbs are wonderful in the bath but they can leave bits and bobs to clean up after the …

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How to Make an Orchid Humidity Tray

Keep Blooms Beautiful with a DIY Orchid Humidity Tray

Your home has a number of different microclimates in it. As you move from room to room, the light, temperature, and humidity can change drastically. Not only that, but these variables can also jump up and down all day long. Creating the right conditions is the first step to having beautiful houseplants. This DIY orchid humidity tray will help the …

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rhododendron bud in snow

Save Your Garden from Road Salt Environmental Damage this Winter

If you are planning to use road salt as a de-icer on your sidewalk, driveway, or street this winter, you may be unpleasantly surprised in the spring. Road salt, or sodium chloride, can be very damaging to plants, trees, soil, and groundwater. Salt toxicity can harm, stunt, and even kill garden plants that have been exposed to salt spray or …

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design a container garden that provides food for backyard birds

Design a Beautiful Bird-Friendly Winter Container Foraged from Your Yard

Even though holiday decorating is finished for the year, you can still get outside and clip greenery for a bird-friendly winter container. Winter birds are a lovely addition to the garden and this container garden not only looks gorgeous to us, but it’s a heavenly treat for our feathered friends! This design will take your garden decor right through to the …

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The very best of gardening and diy for the year!

Best of Garden Therapy: the 25 Most Popular Garden Projects & Crafts

It’s time for the 2016 wrap up post where I’ll share the Best of Garden Therapy from this year. I have a few personal notes to share, as well as a look back on the year including the 25 Most Popular Garden & Craft Projects that were published. 2016: a Year in Review When I look back on 2016, I’m amazed …

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Evergreen wreath on wire frame by Garden Therapy

Happy Holidays from Garden Therapy!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well, almost. The most wonderful time of the year for gardeners is when you can get outside and start digging in the soil again. Perhaps you can do that year round, or maybe this is your summer (Hello friends Down Under!). Regardless, it’s time for Garden Therapy to take a break for the …

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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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