Do you share gossip with your bees and avoid stepping in fairy rings? There are many garden-related superstitious practices that go back to ancient times. Whether or not you believe in these garden superstitions, at least they are interesting and fun to read about—and hey, talking to bees can’t ... Read More about Common Garden Superstitions and Their Origins
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It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we start wanting to get our garden therapy indoors. Touching, smelling, and looking at plants does a great deal of good for your well-being, and just because the garden is being put to bed for the season doesn't mean that you can't still get your ... Read More about Find the Best Indoor Herb Garden for Any Space
Drying herbs is a perfectly fine way to store your garden-fresh flavorings for use throughout the year, but it isn't the only game in town. You can preserve herbs in many creative ways that can add some lift to your cold-weather culinary creations. Freshly preserved garden herbs also make wonderful ... Read More about How to Harvest and Preserve Fresh Herbs
Pruners are a gardener’s best friend. We use them so much for so many different tasks that it’s no wonder they often get a little beat up. It is easy to neglect caring for pruners, but with proper sharpening and regular cleaning, they will last longer and perform much better. Follow these simple ... Read More about How to Care For Pruners
This gorgeous bleached pinecone wreath has rustic charm with a contemporary twist. There is nothing like natural decor to bring the beauty of the outdoors in, but it can be hard to come up with creative ways to display the same natural elements year after year. That's why I love the look of bleached ... Read More about A Fabulous Fall Bleached Pinecone Wreath
Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director Miriam Goldberger has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers which unfairly portray them as unkempt, uncontrollable ... Read More about Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!
A topiary is an exceptional garden feature that will elevate your yard with artistry. Before the topiary gets to the garden center, there is significant time spent growing, training, and pruning the shape, not to mention the thought that went into creating the perfect design to begin with. Given all ... Read More about Care and Pruning for Decorative Topiaries
A beautiful mix of aromatic herbs planted in a wooden wine box makes for a perfect small-space kitchen garden for those who love to cook and entertain. A wood wine shipping crate is just the right shape and size to grow a culinary herb garden on a balcony, deck, patio, or even set right in the ... Read More about Make a Wine Box Herb Garden Fit for a Connoisseur
What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and how ... Read More about The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas – Hydrangea Care and More!
It's time for the 2016 wrap up post where I'll share the Best of Garden Therapy from this year. I have a few personal notes to share, as well as a look back on the year including the 25 Most Popular Garden & Craft Projects that were published. 2016: a Year in Review When I look back on 2016, ... Read More about Best of Garden Therapy: the 25 Most Popular Garden Projects & Crafts
If you are getting started with melt and pour soap (or are searching out the best supplies for soap-making projects), you have come to the right place! This comprehensive guide covers the melt and pour soap supplies you will need to make fantastic soap projects. Specifically, the projects in the ... Read More about Good Clean Fun: Melt and Pour Soap Supplies and Resource Guide
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 ... Read More about Good Clean Fun