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Gartending: Refreshing Summer Herb Garden Cocktails

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time of year to relax outdoors with a drink, whether at an event like a wedding or shower, a small dinner party with friends, or just a warm evening on the patio. Take your summer cocktails to the next level by becoming a gartender and adding garden-inspired flavors to your beverages this season. These recipes …

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Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

Beach lovers will enjoy these delightful beeswax seashell candles, which look right at home in a glass terrarium filled with …

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A sweet birdcage hanging basket

Pretty Up the Party with Birdcage Hanging Basket Planters

The true measure of a creative gardener is not how well they grow plants, but what they can turn into …

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Jazz Up the Outdoors with DIY Bug Hotel Fence Art

If you have an eyesore of a fence, or even just want to add some deck decor, this Bug Hotel …

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Soothing After Sun Balm For Sunburned Skin

Homemade After-Sun Salve Recipe

Even if you don’t have a sunburn, this after-sun salve recipe is a summer necessity to re-hydrate and soothe sun-kissed …

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A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!

If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then …

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Salvia 'Sally Fun'

Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun

With the intense August sun beating down, people aren’t the only ones feeling a little wilted! Many plants have a …

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  • How To Install A Disappearing Fountain Step 13

    How to Install a Disappearing Fountain in Your Home Garden (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

    I’m most taken with gardens that have a little mystery to them (as you can see in my previous post on Creating a Secret Garden). I spent many hours healing in the zen garden in my previous home and was eager to create a comparable …

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  • Silver Sage

    Beyond the Spice Rack: Preserving Herbs in Creative Ways

    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 …

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  • Homemade Calendula Salve Recipe

    Naturally Treat Cuts and Scrapes with this Homemade Calendula Salve

    When you live on a farm or spend lots of time outdoors, someone is always scraping themselves or getting into something they shouldn’t. Instead of grabbing a petroleum-based antiseptic, why not make your own ointment? This all-natural calendula salve is perfect to apply to a wound …

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  • How To Make A Homemade Flower Press

    Woodworking for Gardeners: Make a Handmade Flower Press

    The best way to preserve the beauty of the garden is with a flower press. With just a few materials and tools, you can make your own that looks as beautiful as it is functional. You can certainly preserve flowers and leaves in a book, a …

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  • Green Eyed Susan For Budget Perennial Gardening

    Fall Perennial Gardening: Garden Design on a Budget

    Fall is the best time of year for planning your perennial garden. The plants are grown in or overgrown and you can easily see how they are working in your current design. You will notice which perennials need to be divided and see the empty …

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  • Hopscotch Stepping Stones

    Hopscotch Stepping Stones for the Garden

    These hopscotch stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create a …

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  • How To Build A Vertical Cactus Garden

    Living Wall Cactus Garden

    Please excuse me while I gush. I’m such a huge fan of the work that Shawna Coronado does as a writer, speaker, and eco-activist. She really IS making a difference every day. Some days it’s through front yard food gardens, others it’s by showing us …

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  • Free Printable Herb Seed Collection Packets

    Free Printable Herb Seed Envelopes

    Are you harvesting your herbs? If any have gone to seed then you can get a step ahead of next year. Here is a pretty printable to store all the tiny seeds you have collected. Label them up and you are ready for planning next year’s …

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  • Great Recipe For Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

    Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pizza Sauce

    I have a secret that allows me to make pizza sauce for the whole year, in just a few hours (and most of that time is spent drinking wine). It’s roasting! You just have to try this roasted tomato pizza sauce made with garden grown heirloom tomatoes. …

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  • Top 20 Non Canning Recipes Made Or Served In Mason Jars

    Mason Jar Recipes: Awesome Food in Jars

    Remember way back when I wrote that I was addicted to mason jars? I showed this round up of 20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Gardening in Jars. That was just the first installment of my mason jar posts. If you thought that one had a lot …

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