Category Archive for: ‘Month July Week 2’

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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Pretty Pollinators: Create a Butterfly Garden

Attract Pretty Pollinators with an Irresistible Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are beautiful to watch flitting about the garden and they are essential pollinators for a large number of plants. Many butterfly populations are dwindling right now, but with a few minor tweaks in the garden, we can help save these pretty pollinators, and enjoy their beauty and benefit in the garden at the same time. Read on to discover …

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Create a straw purse planter

A Thrifted Straw Purse Planter for Summer

These straw purses exude summer beauty when planted with brightly-hued annuals that bloom tirelessly all season. Straw bags are readily and inexpensively available at thrift stores and that makes them a great option for making decorative purse planters for home decorating, summer events, and fundraising. You can very easily collect a large number of purses and convert them to planters …

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Lavender Linen Water Recipe

Lavender Linen Water Recipe and Printable Label

This lightly scented lavender linen water is a must for the laundry room. Use it to fill up your iron to freshen while pressing. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist linens fresh from the wash or those that have been stored for awhile. All-natural ingredients mean this spray is gentle with a delicate scent that doesn’t overwhelm the senses, making this …

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Dandelions Are Good For You

The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions

Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that’s what we are talking about. Get ready to have your mind blown! Dandelions are some of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat; far more nutritious than kale or spinach. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants and a half cup of dandelion greens …

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This Easy Candle Planter Is Made With Two Pots Plus Some Annuals And A Candle

10-Minute Outdoor Candle Planter

I was strolling through my local garden center a few weeks back and saw the most brilliant use of terracotta – an outdoor candle planter! I quickly gathered the materials and went straight home to make my own, and I LOVE how it turned out! Here are the steps if you want to make your own outdoor candle planter and …

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