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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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Fall Bulbs Planting Guide

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The weather is cooling off big time in Eastern Iowa and it’s about time to start planting bulbs for beautiful spring flowers like tulips, crocus, daffodils, and iris, as well as for garlic in the summer.



Fall Bulbs Planting Guide
Planting bulbs is a pretty easy task – but you’ve

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Volkswagen Full Line Drive Event

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I recently had the opportunity to drive the brand new fully electric 2015 eGolf and I must say I was very impressed with the features, especially the amazing mobile app capabilities!



How many times have you had a frozen tush because you forgot to warm up the car before leaving

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How to Dry Garden Herbs

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If you’ve never dried your own herbs before, you should try it! Drying herbs is a pretty easy process, you don’t need a lot of special equipment, it smells great, and the home dried herbs are full of color and flavor – delicious!
How to Dry Garden Herbs



Garden herbs

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Flower Hair Wreath DIY

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Did you ever make the little daisy chain necklaces when you were a kid? One thing I’ve been wanting to do with my kids for a long time is make flower hair wreaths out of wild flowers and flowers that I grow in my garden. I thought it would be…

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