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Calm tummy salve recipe

March 15, 2017

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Afternoon pick me up tea recipe

March 15, 2017

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Winter photography: Working with the elements

March 7, 2017

Garden photography depends hugely on weather. When planning photography shoots, keep a close eye on the forecasts, taking note of three separate predictions and averaging out the results. Winter weather—frost, snow, and mist or fog—poses unique photographic challenges as well as stunning opportunities. Developing an understanding of it can help you to anticipate when it will […]

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The underwater worlds of aquatic gardening

February 7, 2017

It’s so easy to fall under the spell of a skillfully planted aquarium: it’s like peeking into a tropical forest, an enchanted meadow, or a miniature mountain range. In Sunken Gardens, Karen Randall explains how to plan, design, plant, and maintain a beautiful, thriving aquascape. Here are some of our favorite images of these strange and beautiful underwater worlds.

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Natural blackberry beads

February 1, 2017

Knowing your neighborhood can lead to beautiful dye colors! Blackberries can be foraged in both wild and urban areas. Blackberry leaves and stems produce shades of yellow to gray-greens to dark teal-gray, while the berries offer deep purples and pinks. Transform your textiles into treasures—wood beads, wool yarn, a silk dress, or preowned sweaters—starting with this […]

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DIY hosta leaf mosaic

February 1, 2017

Though this leaf design is a simple-moderate mosaic project, it gives you the opportunity to play with grout lines and color values and more deeply explore the beautiful range of hues found in hosta plants.

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Plant-inspired styling: DIY anthotype photograms

January 27, 2017

Lush, plant-filled rooms are as stylish as they are rejuvenating, but it can be hard to care for an urban jungle. Add a splash of green and garden-inspiration (without a watering can, fertilizer, or direct sunlight) with these elegant, minimalist anthotype photograms from Caitlin Atikinson’s Plant Craft: 30 Projects that Add Natural Style to Your Home.

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2 ways to combine your love of books and plants

January 26, 2017

There is no shortage of Pinterest-worthy inspiration for decorating with plants or books, but what about innovative ways to spotlight plants and books? Enter the magical, miniature worlds of Terrarium Craft. With two crafts combining plants and books together, our home décor can flourish with life and literature.

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Add a splash of color

December 1, 2016

Winter gardens don’t have to be a wash of browns and grays! Add a splash of brick red or royal blue with DIY garden furnishings. Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder of Color Concrete Garden Projects: Make Your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes offer insight into balancing color in the garden and […]

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An interview with Caitlin Atikinson

December 1, 2016

“I try to respond to the environment, both indoors and out, keeping the photography soft and allowing the garden, object, or room to shine.” —Caitlin Atikinson

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