Category Archive for: ‘Summer’

Big Bowl of Basil

16 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you planted basil edible edges or propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Having a ton of one specific crop can be overwhelming, but basil is such a versatile herb that can be integrated into so many different recipes that you will be grateful to have a …

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How to Plant an Upside Down Tomato cherry tomatoes

The Secrets to Growing Upside-Down Tomatoes for a Prolific Harvest in a Tiny Space

Upside-down tomatoes make a great use of space but there are a few important things to know so that your efforts will be fruitful. Grow prolific upside-down tomato plants with these 9 essential tips and tricks. There are many types of upside-down tomato planters available and none are expensive in the least.  I have seen many people who use 5-gallon …

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leaf imprint stepping stones project

Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

This Weekend Project is a decorative way to preserve the garden by capturing the beauty of leaves all year round as stepping stones. You don’t have to work hard for a whole weekend to do it, though! It’s a simple project that is quick and fun to do, but the concrete needs some time to cure after the stones are poured. These …

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How to Maintain a Home Water Fountain

Fountains, Ponds, and Waterfalls: Choosing and Caring for a Garden Water Feature

There is something magical about water in the garden. It attracts people (young and old), pets, wildlife, and pollinators. It seems that everyone who enjoys a garden is drawn to the sound and the sight of water. A garden water feature adds interest to the garden and can be an anchoring focal point. Water can be a showpiece or a part …

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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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Watermelon Peach Banana Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Sunshine in a Bowl: Watermelon Peach Banana Vegan Ice Cream

Healthy ice cream! Healthy, no sugar added, dairy-free, vegan, all-fruit ice cream! Now that I have your attention can I also say that it’s smooth, creamy, and tastes delicious too? Does this seem too good to be true? It’s not, and here is how to make it. I volunteer at UBC Farm as a Master Gardener “Farm Friend” with a …

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