Category Archive for: ‘Healing Gardens’

Secret gardeners: Jeremy Irons

Secret Gardeners: Peek into the Private Gardens of Five Celebrities

Have you ever wished that you could step into the luxurious private gardens of some of the world’s most impressive estates? Do you ever imagine whether or not your favorite celebrities garden, and what sort of things they grow? Victoria Summerley’s new book The Secret Gardeners gives access to twenty-five breathtaking gardens owned by celebrities in the UK. Hugo Rittson-Thomas’ …

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Two kinds of soap come out of this project: soap stars and bars. Turn the stars into soap-on-a-rope and give them, and the bars, as gifts.

The Essential Guide to Rosemary: Care, Uses, and Healing Benefits

Rosemary can be used in so many different ways, from culinary recipes to natural beauty to pest control, and it has long been renowned for its healing properties. This plant is easy to grow and propagate, and a delicious addition to many culinary creations. Follow this essential guide to rosemary for the best tips on how to grow, care for, …

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rosemary in the snow

Learn How to Overwinter Herbs and Keep them Happy All Year

Homegrown herbs are wonderful to have on hand for culinary purposes, natural beauty recipes, and for their natural healing properties. Just because the cold season is beginning does not mean that you have to say goodbye to your herb garden. Many herbs can overwinter outdoors if cared for properly. You can also preserve herbs in creative ways and overwinter them …

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Native plants and wild birds at the High Line in New York City

Walking the High Line

No trip to New York City is complete without walking the High Line. At least not for a plant geek and nature lover. The High Line is a green space created along the 1.45-mile-long out-of-use railroad on the west side of Manhattan. It was designed to reference the self-seeded landscape that grew where railcars no longer traveled. While it looks …

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Garden Superstitions History and Folklore

Common Garden Superstitions and Their Origins

Do you share gossip with your bees and avoid stepping in fairy rings? There are many garden-related superstitious practices that go back to ancient times. Whether or not you believe in these garden superstitions, at least they are interesting and fun to read about—and hey, talking to bees can’t hurt, right? You may be surprised at what is considered lucky …

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This macrame vertical plant hanger looks great and saves space

Find the Best Indoor Herb Garden for Any Space

It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we start wanting to get our garden therapy indoors. A great way to do that is with an indoor herb garden. Many herbs overwinter best indoors, so you can enjoy their fresh flavors and healing benefits all winter long. We’ve put together some of our favorite indoor herb garden ideas from …

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