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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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DIY Tulip Garden Lights 4

These DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Will Take Your Breath Away!

In months when the garden is asleep you can still have flowers that glow late into the night. Look closely at these stunning garden lights. The iridescent petals capture the light and create a graceful and enticing display in the garden. And then you see what they are made from and are a whole new level of impressed: these soda …

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Xeriscaping Garden Design

Xeriscaping Principles: Gardening for Water Conservation

With extreme drought gripping most of western North America, it’s a good time to look at ways to conserve water in your garden. Even if your area is not currently experiencing drought, employing the principles of xeriscaping will benefit your garden and save you time and money. Xeriscaping means conserving water through creative landscaping. There are a few basic principles in …

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Grow It Eat It Blueberries

Nature’s Candy: Growing + Eating Blueberries

Blueberries are easy to grow, taste fabulous, and are even good for you! If you have just a bit of space and some sun, blueberries are fun to grow and really are nature’s candy. Love blueberries? Then gobble them up! Blueberries are low on the glycemic index, which means that even though they contain sugar, the overall impact on our bodies’ blood …

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe Serve With Sparkling Water And Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Lavender Soda + Lavender Syrup + Lavender Lemonade

I don’t know why but culinary lavender is not for everyone. I suppose some people don’t care for the sweet floral perfume of lavender while others (like me!) can’t get enough of this heavenly treat. This lavender simple syrup recipe is sure to be the uniting thread that brings both camps to an agreement. It’s delicious! Even the naysayers agree. Use this …

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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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