Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

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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Delicate Purple And White Blooms Of Oxalis

Painted Jar Planters + Shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day typically reminds folks of leprechauns, green beer, Ireland, and shamrocks: the symbol seen on green-felt fedoras. But I’m a plant nerd, so I think about the shamrock from a botanical point of view (and I try not to remember those nights drinking green beer). The symbol of Ireland is the three-leaf white clover, Trifolium repens, which is common in …

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Theres No Moosetaking My Love For You DIY Seed Paper Valentine

Valentines That Grow!

Now here is a gift that sprouts up beautiful flowers or yummy veggies when planted, homemade seed paper Valentines! This DIY project requires no special equipment and recycles paper into something much more attractive—pressed handmade paper with embedded seeds. The paper can be cut out in any share you want, but for this project I’ve turned seed paper into woodland critters that …

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How To Arrange Flowers From The Cutting Garden In Beautiful Arrangements

Tips for Arranging Home-Grown Flowers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own cut flower garden? Imagine a garden packed full of deliciously colorful blooms who’s only purpose is to adorn bouquets and will provide material for gorgeous and fragrant displays for years to come. Horticulturist and writer, Louise Curley, shares all you need to know about creating an economical and environmentally-friendly cut flower patch in her …

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Vintage Tea Cup Planters For Mothers Day 8

Vintage Teacup Planters: a Great Fundraising Tool

One my absolute favorite gardeners, Kristin Crouch, creator of the blog That Bloomin’ Garden, is joining us again today for tea time. Kristin is a writer, speaker, volunteer Master Gardener, and a children’s community garden mentor. Oh, and that’s when she’s not growing 500 tomatoes in her greenhouse! Today Kristin joins us to talk about fundraising and gardening and how to make these …

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Converting the Yellowist: How to Use Yellow in the Garden

Yellowist. I was taken aback when I first heard the word but I suppose I deserved being called it after blatantly ranting about ripping out all signs of yellow from my garden. Common Daffodils in my garden? No thank you. Black-Eyed Susans? Your fate is the compost bin. Being called out for my discrimination stopped my blazing yellow rage in …

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