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Easy Pressed Flower Gifts

Pressing flowers is a lovely old art form. In the Victorian era woman used pressed flowers from the garden to create wall hangings; pioneer woman used them to create samplers and note cards. Over the years the creative use of pressed flowers has taken on wonderful new shapes and forms, and for good reason!  It’s […]

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Easy Culinary Herb Hanger

Here’s a simple and inexpensive way to display fresh or newly dried herbs, ready to be snipped and used in your favorite dishes.  It’s the perfect handmade gift for any of your foodie friends too! Materials Cardboard Burlap Thin ribbon or decorative string Large-eyed needle Fresh herbs Twist ties Packing tape or fabric glue Pen […]

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Good Gardening Travels with Phillip

We have a saying in the company that for a plant to fit our portfolio it really must pass the galloping horse test i.e. is it striking enough to catch your eye at high speed let alone walking past. That got me thinking about some of the gardens / plants that I have stopped to […]

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when to plant fall bulbs

When to Plant Fall Bulbs

Fall is the time to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs, but how do you know exactly when to do that?   It’s easy if you follow these tips from our friends at ColorBlends® who tell us that you know it’s fall planting time when . . . Fall nighttime temps stay between 40° and […]

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