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Pretty Pollinators: Create a Butterfly Garden

Attract Pretty Pollinators with an Irresistible Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are beautiful to watch flitting about the garden and they are essential pollinators for a large number of plants. Many butterfly populations are dwindling right now, but with a few minor tweaks in the garden, we can help save these pretty pollinators, and enjoy their beauty and benefit in the garden at the same time. Read on to discover …

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Create a straw purse planter

A Thrifted Straw Purse Planter for Summer

These straw purses exude summer beauty when planted with brightly-hued annuals that bloom tirelessly all season. Straw bags are readily …

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Intensive planting boosts yield and saves water

Intensive Planting Boosts Yield and Saves Water

Since I began gardening, I have been an intensive-planting gardener. Intensive planting helps to solve common garden problems like soil …

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Lavender Linen Water Recipe

Lavender Linen Water Recipe and Printable Label

This lightly scented lavender linen water is a must for the laundry room. Use it to fill up your iron to freshen while …

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Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep' Mint Julep - topiary process (3)

Care and Pruning for Decorative Topiaries + Giveaway!

A topiary is an exceptional garden feature that will elevate your yard with artistry. Before the topiary gets to the …

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essential guide to lavender: bumble bee on Spanish lavender

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

It seems like as soon as summer hits everybody starts talking about lavender, and for good reason! Lavender is a …

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Here Is An Easy Way To Propagate Your Own Herb Garden

How to Propagate Herbs

Herbs are often the first plants new gardeners start with because they are easy to grow. In addition to being …

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  • Cool Season Edibles

    Edible Edges: Landscaping That’s Good Enough to Eat!

    Edible edges are a smart solution in the landscape if you have limited space or want to make your vegetable garden part of the ornamental garden. Pop in edible plants that look decorative and provide harvestable crops along the edges of the garden for an …

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  • Aromatherapy Clay Pendant

    Wear Aromatherapy Pendants and Bring Garden Therapy with You

    If you find the sights and scents of the garden uplifting, then this fun little project is a great way to bring a little of that garden therapy feeling with you wherever you go. Aromatherapy pendants can cheer you up, help with a headache, and …

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  • Propagation By Cuttings

    Propagate Plants From Cuttings and Save Hundreds of Dollars (Heck, You Could Even Make Money!)

    Once you get the gardening bug, you are going to want more. More flowers, vegetables, shrubs, or just about anything you can grow. Unless you have an unlimited budget to buy your heart’s content, all those plants will start to add up quickly. Never fear, …

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  • Colorful Vertical Planters With Annuals Living Artwork

    These Colorful Vertical Planters Will Add Beauty to Your Fence

    Small-space gardeners rejoice! These colorful vertical planters contain a garden in just over a square foot of wall space. Vertical gardening like this is not only a smart way to get some extra plants to your garden, but it can turn an old fence into a gallery wall. …

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  • English Lavender

    Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

    Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening …

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  • Free Printable Flower Seed Collection Packets

    Free Printable Flower Seed Packets

    Are you a seed collector? Print out these mini flower seed packets to pretty up your seed storage, or to give as a gift and share the garden with someone special. I love how easy it is to collect seeds around the garden. Seed heads …

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  • Wood Burned Spoon Plant Markers Project Instructions

    Decorative Wood Plant Markers

    There are so many plant markers out there in the world. Heck, there are so many plant markers on Garden Therapy (like these, and these, and these ones are just so cute!). Why so many? Well, they are a fun rainy-day craft that adds a bit of …

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  • Decorative Garlic Braids With Herbs For Decoration

    How to Braid Garlic

    Local author, speaker, and organic gardening expert, Carolyn Herriot, joins us today with this wonderful fall project from her book, The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (Harbour Publishing). If you have followed along this year planting garlic then harvesting and cooking with the …

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  • Hens and Chicks in Vintage Silver Dinnerware

    Vintage Silver Planters

    Using a collection of silver pots and some colorful succulents, this weekend project is whole lot of vintage with a healthy dose of rock and roll. Perhaps you are part for the generation who registered for a china pattern and silver set for formal entertaining. Perhaps you …

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  • DIY Wasp Trap From A Recycled Bottle

    Super Simple DIY Wasp Trap

    Ah, summer! The perfect time of year to relax outside with friends and family by packing a picnic, but what’s that buzzing around the food? Hey, these guys weren’t invited! If wasps and yellow jackets are driving you bananas while trying to enjoy a meal …

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