Category: In the Garden

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Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden

Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days?  Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops?  Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators.  We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course!  Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year.  The book that’s helping us do both?  The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Rocks in Pots and Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)This year, both my grandmothers have passed.  The one who taught me to plant, and the other who taught me not to worry too much about the weeds. They both showed me that, even in a messy garden, edible flowers abound.  Because as Francis Hodgson Burnett wrote in her classic novel, The Secret Garden, “If you look at it the right way, the whole world is a garden.”

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Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY.  This is also a fun family or school project.  The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”

Garden Quick Tip Start a Butterfly Garden now with Butterfly Bush or Buddleia l Homestead Lady

Garden Quick Tip: Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Garden Quick Tip Start a Butterfly Garden now with Butterfly Bush or Buddleia l Homestead LadyWant to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard?  Want an easy plant to start with?  How about Buddleia or Butterfly Bush?  Here’s our garden quick tip for this month – short and sweet and easy to swallow in a few minutes.  Continue reading “Garden Quick Tip: Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)

Herb Plants: Basil and Its Benefits

 

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you love basil but are curious how to grow it yourself?  Herb plants are a great addition to any garden and basil is always a lovely, tasty and fragrant addition to your yard.  Here are some simple things to know about basil and it’s benefits.
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