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Top 12 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow

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Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home. Not only do they look pretty, they also help keep your indoor air clear – a very important consideration especially at this time of year when windows remain closed due to cold weather. These make great house-warming gifts for gardeners… and can

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How to Make a Terrarium in a Mason Jar

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My kids have been begging me for a houseplant, but I’ve been reluctant to give them any until now. Since I’ve started working with succulents…, though, I realized that a little plant might be a nice thing for them to have in their rooms. I’ve been kicking around

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10 Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

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It’s that time again when gardeners, stuck inside in cold winter weather, start dreaming of springtime gardens. One garden task that can be done indoors during the winter is starting seeds indoors. Starting seeds indoors can be a little tricky though, so I’m sharing a list of tips that help…

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Winterizing Your Garden and Porch

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Winter is 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 a…

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DIY Fruit Pomander Tray

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Nasty weather is settling upon us in Eastern Iowa and it’s getting harder to kick my kids out of the house to play. A friend recently had kids making apple pomanders and I loved the idea so much, I created a DIY Fruit Pomander Tray… at my house, too. A

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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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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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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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Seed Starting Tips for Kids – Fall Gardens

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Looking to get the kids more involved outdoors? Here are seed starting tips for kids… to get them outside and learning right now! Gardening with kids is a great opportunity to teach them about a variety of subjects.
Not only can they learn how food grows and take responsibility for

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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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