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DIY swiss cheese vine

September 11, 2018

The “Swiss cheese” holes always vary in size and location on the leaves, giving each leaf its own personality, and making this plant one of the hottest houseplants on the market. This DIY paper version gives you all the personality with none of the watering!

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Handmade paper pilea peperomioides

September 11, 2018

Pilea peperomioides is a well-loved and admired plant, but if you’ve ever tried to acquire one, you’ve probably noticed that it’s quite hard to come by… which is one reason why a paper version is terrific!

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The urban jungle without the maintenance

September 11, 2018

  Expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water option for your urban jungle: plants made from paper!

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Chicken play: Boredom busters for your flock

July 20, 2018

Chickens are intelligent and curious, and, like most other animals, your hens need an interactive environment that provides opportunities for stimulation. Zoos and other captive animal care facilities use the term “environmental enrichment” for the many methods they use to provide mental and physical activities and challenges for animals in their care. We call it […]

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The best breeds for your backyard: Picking chickens

July 20, 2018

From the easy-to-appreciate, fluffy, blond Buff Orpington, to the slightly bizarre, stilt-legged Malay and buzzard-like Naked Neck, there’s something to appreciate about all chicken breeds. Robert and Hannah Litt’s favorites for backyard chicken keeping are known for their utility, appearance, temperament, novelty, or a combination of those traits.

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The New Rules of the Roost

July 20, 2018

Robert and Hannah Litt founded the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon. They’ve been featured on Planet Green’s Renovation Nation, National Public Radio, and Oregon Public Broadcasting as respected chicken experts, and here, they describe their inspiration for the principles outlined in The New Rules of the Roost.

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Why you need to add lavender to your herb garden

May 22, 2017

Edible herb gardens are as trendy as they are useful, and lavender can add color, fragrance, and a distinct floral flavor. With these suggestions for the best culinary varieties and three delicious lavender-obsessed recipes, you’ll be adding lavender to the mix immediately!

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Flowers on a wall: An easy and beautiful interior design project

September 16, 2016

Caitlin Atkinson walks us through one of the 30 natural DIY projects found in Plant Craft.

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Lavender: Sarah Berringer Bader’s picks for best bloomers, hedges, containers, and strongest scent

August 27, 2013

When it comes to lavender there are plenty of choices. With more than 450 named varieties and more being discovered all the time, deciding which one is right for you can be a challenge. In The Lavender Lover’s Handbook, author Sarah Berringer Bader details 100 of the most beautiful and fragrant varieties. She also provides […]

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