Category Archive for: ‘Month June Week 2’

Intensive planting boosts yield and saves water

Intensive Planting Boosts Yield and Saves Water

Since I began gardening, I have been an intensive-planting gardener. Intensive planting helps to solve common garden problems like soil compaction, drainage issues, and poor yield. In addition, it helps to conserve water, reduce labor, and crowd out weeds, making gardens more sustainable. If I’m being honest, I could probably label myself more accurately as a plant hoarder. I pack …

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Magical Miniature Gardens (Japanese Garden)

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: DIY Accessories for Miniature Gardens and Fairy Gardens

If you have jumped on board the miniature gardening and fairy garden bandwagon, then you know that there are a ton of accessories for miniature gardens and fairy gardens that you can add to your magical living world. Using natural materials such as twigs and stones you can create patios, pathways, and fences. You can customize miniature furniture with paint or …

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Indoors or out, a pallet planter is a vertical organizer for all kinds of greenery.

Building with Secondhand Stuff: Make a Wood Pallet Planter

It seems like there are a million creative ideas for making things out of pallets these days, so naturally I sought out one specifically for the garden. This planter has a rustic look that is enhanced by greenery cascading down it, and it creates a ton of room for planting—perfect for those without much outdoor space. This project comes from …

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Chocolate Mint Sun Tea Instructions

Sun Tea: Two Ways | Hundreds of Possibilities!

Sun tea is just about the most simple way to make a summer beverage. Infuse water with flavor in two ways: fresh tea and dried tea. Once you know the steps to making sun tea, the flavor is all up to you and the possibilities are endless! Fresh Tea If it’s sunny and you have a bunch of extra herbs, why …

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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their veggie beds in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll-On Remedy

This insect bite roll on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, or other annoying pests. If you’ve ever been caught outside at dusk without bug spray you may also know the frustration of trying to enjoy time with friends while getting eaten alive by mosquitoes or swarmed by flies. This …

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