Category Archive for: ‘Month September Week 1’

drumstick allium

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips, and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need …

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Espalier euonymus

A DIY Espalier Privacy Screen for the Backyard

If you have a small urban lot or a close proximity to your neighbors’ yards, you may also have the need to create a sense of privacy in your outdoor oasis. While I love to use trees and large shrubs to frame the perimeter of the garden, they can take up a lot of space. Privacy screens can be a …

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Best cutting roses for arrangements

Grow these Cutting Roses for Perfect Floral Arrangements

Roses are one of the most popular flowers for growing and cutting, and it’s no wonder because they are gorgeous and come in endless varieties of size, color, and fragrance. Creating homegrown floral displays is a wonderful way to decorate your home or give away as a gift, and if you know which roses are the best to use as …

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Infusing Oils With Herbs

Three Ways to Make Herbal Oils for Natural Beauty Recipes

Infusing oil with herbs is a great way to add color, scent, and healing properties to the raw ingredients you will be using in natural beauty recipes. Simply soaking herbs in oil isn’t enough to infuse the oil; it needs to be heated. Luckily, there are a few ways of doing this so you are sure to find one that …

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How to Make a Foraged Fairy House

Whimsical Foraged Fairy Houses You Would Think Were Actually Made By Fairies

Foraged materials like mushrooms, pinecones, and branches make little woodland houses so realistic looking that you would think they were made by fairies. Using natural elements, the Fairy House Ladies of Disney—sisters Rhonda Maseman and Vikki Yarborough—have been designing whimsical fairy houses for the past ten years. Their designs are not just fanciful, they are also weatherproof and can stay …

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How to make beautiful handmade embossed soap

Good Clean Fun: THE Idea Book for Creative Melt and Pour Soap Projects

It’s the feeling of giddiness you get when you are doing something you love; the smile you can’t keep off your face. You might even sing or hum from bliss. That is how I feel when making soap. It’s good, clean fun. I have been making all of my own cold process soap and natural beauty products for many years …

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