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Grow Your Own Sunflowers with Russian Mammoth Sunflowers l Sunflower Seeds are great snacks for kids and wild birds l Homestead

Grow Sunflower Seeds with Russian Mammoths

Grow Your Own Sunflowers with Russian Mammoth Sunflowers l Sunflower Seeds are great snacks for kids and wild birds l HomesteadIf 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 stranger stop their cars in the road to stop and stare at our Russian Mammoths!  And with so many seeds per head they’re worth the effort to grow.

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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”

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power!  Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots!  Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.comWant 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”

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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Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Real Vanilla l Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady.com

Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Real Vanilla l Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady.comHere’s our recipe for freshly foraged forsythia and dandelion jelly with real vanilla and honey.  It tastes like spring! Continue reading “Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly”