Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

Salvia 'Sally Fun'

Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun

With the intense August sun beating down, people aren’t the only ones feeling a little wilted! Many plants have a hard time standing up to the hottest weather of summer, which can leave your garden looking droopy and fried. There are several measures you can take to protect your plants from heat stress, but one foolproof method to beating the …

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How to Grow and Use Calendula

More Than Just a Garden Beauty: How to Dry, Use, and Grow Calendula

There are a lot of great reasons to grow Calendula. In addition to their bright orange and yellow daisy-like blooms which bring cheer to the garden, Calendula attracts good insects like bees and butterflies while deterring unwanted pests. But most importantly, Calendula has a long-standing reputation as a natural anti-inflammatory skin care treatment. It’s easy to grow, harvest, and dry …

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essential guide to lavender: bumble bee on Spanish lavender

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

It seems like as soon as summer hits everybody starts talking about lavender, and for good reason! Lavender is a gorgeous ornamental with a dazzling fragrance, it has a wonderful delicate flavor that adds depth to many different types of recipes, and it is one of the most popular ingredients in natural beauty recipes and aromatherapy. All of that, plus …

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Canapes with begonia garnish

Beyond the Garden: Getting Creative with Begonia Crafts

We all know begonias make beautiful flowers to enjoy in the garden, but did you know how many creative uses there are for them? You can eat them, craft with them, and even dye fabric with them! These versatile flowers can be used in all sorts of surprising, unique ways. Read on for lots of fun begonia crafts that will …

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Butterfly On Orange In DIY Butterfly Feeder

How to Make a Butterfly Feeder

Butterflies are magical creatures that grace us with their beauty. Their bright colors are a welcome addition to any garden. As with bees, they are essential pollinators. How do you attract them your yard? There are many plants that they love, but an easy way to attract butterflies to your garden is to make a butterfly feeder. Supplies Plate Mason …

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Butterfly weed

What’s So Special About Milkweed?

Milkweed is a gorgeous flower that comes in many stunning varieties and makes a beautiful addition to any garden, but there’s more to it than just a pretty face! Milkweed is also integral to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and planting it in the garden can help save these beneficial critters whose numbers are dwindling. Garden photographer and …

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