Category Archive for: ‘Month June Week 3’

Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe

If you have been growing and harvesting rhubarb, here is a wonderful rhubarb sorbet recipe that tastes tart and sweet just like pie. Maybe even better than pie. Either way, like pie, it tastes fabulous served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Note: You need an ice cream maker for the smooth, creamy texture. Ingredients: 3 large rhubarb stalks, cut into …

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how to build a dry stream

A Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

There are plenty of great ways to incorporate water into the garden, whether with natural streams and brooks or (wo)man-made ponds and fountains. But what about a design that implies the idea of water, but doesn’t require any maintenance? A dry stream is a landscaping design that looks like a decorative garden feature, even though it is also a practical …

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Birdcage Outdoor Fairy Lights

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden

Adding lighting to landscaping can showcase plants in a new way, illuminate a pathway, or just create a warm glow.  Here are a few outdoor lighting ideas to use throughout the year. For the Birds Let the birds fly free and fill a pretty birdcage with string lights. For this project I used waterproof, batter-powered LED lights. I can leave …

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Plant a Mosquito-Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces

Keep mosquitoes from crashing the party by creating a gorgeous herb patio planter that will keep pests away. There are a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects dislike, mainly strong-smelling herbs and flowering plants. Creating a container garden that can be set in the entertaining space, like a patio, deck, or lawn, allows you to move the …

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Rustic Herb Flower Arrangement

Gorgeous Bouquets from the Herb Garden

Giving a bouquet of flowers is a wonderful sentiment, especially if it’s from your garden. I love flowers as much as any girl, but herbs have a special place in my heart. When a new neighbor moves in or there’s a new baby home from the hospital, I like to create beautiful and aromatic hand-tied herbal bouquets from the garden. …

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Celebrate Summer With This Shooting Star Succulent Planter DIY Project

Shooting Star Succulent Planter

This festive succulent star centerpiece makes for a beautiful container display and table decoration. Set the planter out on the outdoor table for decoration or hang it on a fence or wall in a sunny spot that you can enjoy all summer long. I made this succulent star to adorn my patio table which is in hot, direct, unrelenting sun. …

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