Creative Containers for Succulents

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My car came to a screeching halt when I saw a local antique shop was going out of business, and had 60% off everything. Of course when I got there, a lot of things were gone but I found a couple of treasures. These little reproduction cans of fruit, coffee, and vegetables, were perfect for… 

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Gifts for the Gardener

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Do you have a favorite gardener on your Christmas list? Working in the garden can be hard on your hands.  Standing in gardening boots, rough on the feet, and hours in the sunshine can dry out the lips!  GardenChick products are formulated with the gardener in mind. My products are handmade in small batches to… 

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Has your Jack-O-Lantern worn out it’s welcome? Then cut it open, and roast the seeds for a great snack.  Preparation Rinse pumpkin seeds under running water and pick out the pulp and seeds. This is easiest just after you have removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried. Place the pumpkin seeds… 

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Create a Gnome Garden in a Basket

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 I belong to a group of great bloggers called The Garden Charmers. Occasionally, we are challenged to create a post to be included in a board.  Melissa, Empress of Dirt, sent out a call for fairy gardens, and fairy themed posts. I have never been a fairy person, but I do collect gnomes which I… 

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Pumpkin Recipes

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It’s fall and that means pumpkins!  Pumpkin patches, pumpkin festivals, and pumpkins at the nursery and grocery store. We all know pumpkins are great for carving, but with all of the choices available, which is the best choice for creating all those great recipes that are pumpkin inspired? If you want to make a recipe using… 

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Using Ladders in the Garden

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Last spring, one of the local antique shops in town was closing it’s doors.  A half price sale was all I needed to head down and take a look.  This little ladder with the painted, screwed on box, was obviously destined to be used in the bathroom, but not quite my style. But, at 10 dollars… 

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A Round Up of Fall Garden Tips

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The anticipation of a new spring garden has past.  We’ve survived the hot summer, endless watering, weeding, and fighting mosquitoes.  Think it’s time to hang up your garden hat and tools?  Think again. For some of us we have just gotten our second wind. Planting fall perennials, starting a compost pile, pruning, mulching, and getting… 

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Mailbox Planters

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I’ve been looking for one of those large old mailboxes for quite a while.  I was leaving a local junk store, when a friend who has a booth there was unloading her car from a recent estate sale.  I spotted it!  This old black mailbox!  And what a bargain, only $5.00. I grabbed it up, loaded… 

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Pruning Lavender Plants

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Several years ago I had three large beautiful lavenders that gifted me with a bowl full of lavender buds to use in the products I make.  They were about 3 or 4 years old and I had never pruned them.  Since I didn’t know how to prune, I thought it was better to just leave… 

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Planting the Fall Garden

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Every spring I wait in anticipation for the ground to become warm enough to plant.  I water and fertilize all summer, and by August, most of my flowers have suffered under the hot summer sun.  Tired of pulling weeds, and fighting off the mosquitos, I’m embarrassed to say, my flowers are looking pretty pitiful.  But then comes fall.  When parts of… 

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