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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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Semper Viva Wreath How To Make A Succulent Wreath

Semper-Viva Succulent Wreath

This succulent wreath is much easier to make than you think. It will take some time and finesse to put together, but as it fills in it will wow anyone who sees it. A succulent wreath like this from a florist or garden center can be hundreds of dollars, but with these tips you can make one for a fraction of …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree. We only have room for one fruit tree, so any chance that we may not get to eat all those amazing Italian prune plums is reason to panic. But I was aware of these “bugs” (aphids) and I had actually been allowing them to multiply …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 13

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Growing espalier fruit trees in the home garden is a wonderful way to grow edibles in small spaces and in decorative ways. Training and pruning fruit trees to grow along walls or fences keeps the fruit at an easily accessible height, and turns an otherwise standard tree into a garden showpiece. Espaliers can be fruit trees or ornamental, evergreen or …

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Garden Wedding Favors 3

30+ Sweet Handmade Ideas for Garden Wedding Favors

Are you planning a wedding with a rustic or garden theme? Gardens are a glorious setting for your special day. They offer a wealth of natural decor and charm. Whether your wedding is set at a formal garden estate or in a simple backyard flower garden, here are a few handmade garden wedding favors your guests will love. Some links …

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Cute Gnomes Made From Branches

Twiggy Gnomes and Gardens

Aren’t these little gnomes made out of branches adorable!? As I was decorating a miniature Christmas tree to set out in the play garden, I realized that I had no gnomes to give the tree to. It’s not that I’m against gnomes. I made Woody, the moss-covered wild man, for a charity event that I was involved in. As he was part of a …

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