Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts. This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill. Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas! Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy? Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.
What do you plant in the raised bed garden in fall? Can you grow in raised beds in winter? Use this list of raised bed garden tasks for fall and winter to keep yourself organized and ready for next year’s garden. Continue reading “Raised Garden Beds: What To Do in Fall and Winter”
If you want to grow your own sunflower seeds, or if you just enjoy a showpiece in the garden, give Russian Mammoth sunflower seeds a try this year. We’ve had complete strangers stop their cars in the road to stare at our Russian Mammoth sunflowers! And with so many seeds per head they’re worth the effort to grow.
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? Here are a few ideas – and a good book, of course! – for helping out the pollinators. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”
If you’re on the fence about bee keeping, pick up Honeybee, by Marina Marchese. This short read is a delightful combination of quality prose and useful bee information. Disclaimer: it may tip your over the fence in favor of the bees. Just sayin’.
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Want to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard? Want an easy plant to start with? Coupled with other flowering perennials, Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush can be a great choice for your butterfly garden. Continue reading “Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”
As a gardener who enjoys flowers and bees more than I enjoy pulling weeds, I’m very happy to share with you my favorite ground cover plants for pollinators and people. These are sure to please! Continue reading “Ground Cover Plants for Pollinators”
Ever had a happy accident in the kitchen? Vanilla honey was one of those for us. May you have just such an accident. Continue reading “Make Your Own Vanilla Honey”
How to save leek seeds?! Pfft – leeks are alliums, like onions. All alliums want to do is go to seed! Believe me, even if you’re new to seed saving, this is one simple seed save and you can easily handle it. Here’s how in a few steps! Continue reading “How to Save Leek Seeds”
Are you frustrated that your gardening efforts are never what they should be? Short on time and not doing things “perfectly”? Here are 4 grow-your-own garden mistakes that will turn out to be blessings this year and every year.