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7 Plants to Use for Borders

I like to structure gardens so that there’s something eye-catching on each level. I find that it’s often easy to forget about the plants right at your feet. So, when you’re planning your garden, consider these plants for forming borders, either in a bed or along a path. Some of these do really well in containers too! Read more

upcycled t-shirt garden tote bag

Upcycled T-Shirt Garden Tote Bag

You know those times when you head out into the garden to pick a few things and you end up having more than you can handle? Isn’t it great to have that “problem”? All you need is a pair of scissors and an old t-shirt. I’ll show you how you can upcycle your t-shirt to create a handy harvest tote bag for the garden. Read more

DIy wrapping paper with spud stamps

DIY Wrapping Paper with Spud Stamps

With this adorable gift wrap that you can make yourself, your family won’t even care what’s inside the box! With some potatoes, craft paper (or up-cycled paper shopping bags), and a little paint, you can make your own custom wrapping paper that’s sure to be the talk of the holiday party.

Making your own stamps from potatoes is a fun activity for the whole family. You can get as creative as you’d like–the design possibilities are endless. Read more

DIY orange and rosemary bath bombs

DIY Orange and Rosemary Bath Bombs

If you thought a warm bath after a long winter’s day was relaxing, let’s take it up a notch! Bath bombs are fizzy little orbs you throw in the bathtub that slowly release wonderful therapeutic scents while you soak. You can make them yourself and incorporate whatever essential oils, herbs, dried petals, or fruit zests you’re in the mood for. They make great gifts too! Read more

create a living fence with evergreens

Create a Living Fence with Evergreens

Aside from the vibrant color, there are a number of other reasons to plant evergreens. Large trees can create a screen to provide privacy that won’t wane with the seasons. Additionally, these trees and shrubs can create a buffer or noise barrier between your garden or home and busy streets or loud neighbors. Here are my favorite evergreens to use in creating a living fence. Read more