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How to build a simple fence for your raised garden {slideshow}

How to build a simple fence for your raised garden {slideshow}

As summer is quickly approaching, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the best part of summer–fresh  farm-stand & home-grown vegetables. I started my seeds several weeks ago using biodegradable pots for starting seeds made from newspaper. As soon as the seedlings were large enough, I transplanted them into my raised vegetable garden. I […]

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Jug Upcycled into DIY Watering Can

Jug Upcycled into DIY Watering Can

It’s the time of year to think about beautifying our homes with flowers. I have a collection of pots and hanging baskets that I often fill with a variety of flowers and plants. Potted plants and hanging baskets really dress up my wrap-around porch, concrete steps, and […]

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Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth day began on Aprill 22, 1970, to promote environmental awareness. Traditionally, Earth Day is a time to reflect on the environment and ways that we can make it better. Retailers nationwide are celebrating Earth Day by offering free reusable shopping bags and highlighting Eco-friendly products in […]

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How to Build A Garden

How to Build A Garden

Every year, I look forward to the best part of summer…freshly harvested fruits and vegetables bursting with flavor. Most years, I grow a vegetable garden with some of my favorites: tomatoes, snap peas, snow peas, peppers, zucchini, and squash. Rather than plant a garden last year, I relied […]

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Starting Seeds

Starting Seeds

You want to try starting seeds indoors and you’ve made a bunch of biodegradable seed starting pots so now what do you do? The next step is to place your newspaper pots into a tray and fill them with potting soil.  It’s tempting to try to pack […]

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Who Turned on Summer?

Who Turned on Summer?

Here in the Northeast, the calendar says April, but the thermometer shows mid-summer heat. What’s going on? In short, global warming is affecting the weather. According to the National Wildlife Federation, “Global warming is making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, hurricanes stronger and droughts more […]

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Repotting Plants

Repotting Plants

With the arrival of warmer weather I decided today would be a good day to try repotting plants that have been living on my windowsill all winter as well as planting some new ones.  Whenever I am going to put plants in pots I start by collecting […]

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How to Make a Shell Necklace

How to Make a Shell Necklace

Last year, I picked up some shells during a stay in Cape May, NJ. One shell in particular was shaped perfectly to be a pendant necklace. Not knowing how to make a shell necklace, I gathered together some beads from a few broken bracelets and a worn […]

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Biodegradable Pot For Starting Seeds

Biodegradable Pot For Starting Seeds

Now that the weather is starting to warm up and I’ve decided what I want to plant in the garden this year it’s time to start growing some seedlings.  In the past I’ve purchased peat pots for starting seeds but this year I decided to try making […]

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Transform Old Pots with Chalkboard Paint

Transform Old Pots with Chalkboard Paint

I came across these chic flower pots on Amazon. I love the practicality of the chalkboard label, and it’s so useful for identifying herb plants. Wanting to make my own pots, I rummaged through the shed and found a collection of old terracotta pots in need of reviving. […]

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