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Gifts for Gardeners – Gardening Tool Set

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What do you get for the gardener who has it all? I always have a hard time shopping for my Dad. This year, we decided to make him a gift for gardeners – since he’s an avid gardener with a huge, productive garden in Central Missouri… - and give him

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Painting Rocks – Garden Art DIY

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My kids love to paint all kinds of things they find in nature, like acorns, sticks, and rocks, and I thought painting rocks for garden art might be a way to kill two (or three) birds with one stone! First, painting rocks is a fun way to add some color …

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Winterizing Your Garden and Porch

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Winter is almost officially upon us, and it’s time to one last look at gardens and porches to make sure they’re ready for snow and ice and arctic temperatures. Hopefully, you’ve already done a lot of these tasks, but if you’re a last minute person like I am, here are…

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Garden Wall Art DIY

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A quick search on Pinterest for Garden Wall Art will turn up a lot of ideas for gorgeous living art – art made out of moss, succulents, and many up-cycyled objects. I’ve got a gorgeous old up-cycled garden shed that has been begging for a Garden Wall Art DIY, and…

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DIY Plant Markers from Up-Cycled Spoons

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Made from up-cycled spoons and seed packets, these DIY Plant Markers would make a great homemade gift for the gardener in your life! Now that it’s November, I’m trying to think of creative gifts to make for the upcoming holidays. I’ve been meaning to make homemade plant markers for a…

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Homemade Succulent Container

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Succulents are all the rage right now – and these pretty plants are not only easy to grow, some of them, aloe for instance, also have medicinal purposes. Here’s an easy and fun to make homemade succulent container made from bark and up-cycled tin cans!



Make Your Own Homemade Succulent

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How to Save Zinnia Seeds

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Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow in my garden. Not only are they beautiful and easy to grow, they are also a kid-friendly plant and saving their seeds for next year’s garden is really easy. Your children will not only love picking beautiful zinnias next year, but…

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Fall Porch Container for Thanksgiving or Harvest Decor

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Fall is by far my favorite season for decorating. I love everything about the season: the weather, the colors, the harvests, the flowers, and the gourds. A quick combination of natural ingredients yields a wonderful look for most any porch, home or barn.  Here’s an easy DIY Fall Porch Container…

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Kitchen Windowsill Herb Garden

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Not only is a kitchen windowsill herb garden… pretty to look it, it’s also an economical way to ensure access to fresh herbs throughout the winter months. Now that the weather is turning a bit colder and my garden is starting to die back, I’m working on a new herb

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Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder DIY

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I was excited a while ago to find inspiration for a bird feeder made out of pumpkins on Pinterest. I love growing fun gourds in my garden. They’re just amazing to watch grow – so colorful and fun for the kids.
But honestly, what good are tons of gourds? I…

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