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Decorate on a Dime with These Copycat Planter Ornaments

Get ready to amp up your holiday planters with a quick and easy DIY. These festive planter ornaments can be found for big bucks in garden centers and floral shops or you can make them virtually for free at home. Look for some found items around the garden, a few branches, and some glue, and let’s get creative! I probably …

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A Wonderful Winter Window Box Planter (That You Can Make Even If You Don’t Have a Window Box!)

Does it surprise you to learn that window boxes are back “in”? You read that right! Just as beards and knitting have made a resurgence in popular culture, the humble window box is back and it’s not just an old fashioned begonia holder anymore. Window boxes are small-space, vertical planters that provide the opportunity to garden even if you don’t …

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The Gift of Inspiration: the Best Garden Books to Give this Year

The holidays are coming, and what better way to treat your gardener friends than by giving them the gift of new garden ideas to dream about? A new gardening book is most welcome during the winter months, when you can escape into plans and inspiration for what you will plant, create, and harvest next year. Here are some of our …

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Wood Burned Coasters with Floral Pyrography

Wood burned coasters are a great creative project that can be done no matter what time of year it is. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood (or leather) with a heated pen that burns the image into the wood as opposed to using paint to embellish it. Better yet, it requires only three materials and some practice to find …

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Build an Old Window Greenhouse

It’s hard to believe, but this beautiful greenhouse used to be a bunch of discarded windows without a use. With a lot of creativity and a little know-how, they were transformed into the gorgeous structure you see here. You can learn to make your own old window greenhouse with the help of today’s guest blogger Chris Peterson. Chris is the …

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How to Care For Pruners

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 steps to keep your pruners in tip-top …

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