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Craft

The perfect DIY craft based on your personality

April 13, 2017

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Sustainable wildcrafting

April 4, 2017

To determine whether harvesting is appropriate and to ensure that the places where we harvest medicinal plants remain healthy and viable for many generations to come, I encourage you to gain as much understanding as possible of the intricate web of interrelations that keep ecosystems functioning in a healthy way.

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Keep those Mother’s Day flowers

March 30, 2017

Make the thoughtful gift of Mother’s Day flowers last the rest of the year with inspiration from Caitlin Atkinson’s Plant Craft. After enjoying your bouquet in a vase for a few days, clip off your favorite blooms and follow these instructions for an easy, DIY decor makeover. Click on image to enlarge, right-click to download and […]

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DIY concrete vine planter

March 29, 2017

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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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