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Some of the Best Summer Annuals for Outdoor Planters

Sowing annuals in borders is an easy and cheap way of filling space during the summer months. These plants can either be sown as seeds earlier in the season or bought and planted as young plants. Either way they will keep on flowering right until the end of the season. The same thing can be …

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George Nelson, Designer of the Architecturally Stunning Nelson Bench

While avoiding a rainstorm, Nelson ducked into the architecture school building to stay dry. While walking through the building he stumbled across an exhibit called “A Cemetery Gateway”. After, unfolded his interest and progression in the field of architecture. During his time as an undergraduate, he was published in press pieces called “Pencil Points” and …

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5 Ways to Use Coffee Sacks in the Garden

If you go to any local coffee roaster asking about those bags that coffee beans come in, it’s likely the roaster will offer some to you. The things are like pallets. They’re everywhere, free for the taking, you just have to know where to get them. What’s more, they’re super useful for projects around the …

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Homegrown First Aid – Aloe Vera

No matter how careful you are, accidents and incidents and other events requiring some level of medical attention happen. There are aisles and aisles in the drug store hawking products to treat, cure, soothe, and anesthetize everyday injuries and illnesses such as cuts, insect bites, sunburn, sore throat, and acne. Some of these products are …

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How You Can Recreate Beatrix Potter’s Garden With Modern Plants

Beloved by so many and for such a long time, Beatrix Potter has left behind a legend that inspires wonderment in people all around the world. Her desire for a harmonious relationship between people and wilderness was easy to see in her gardens and in her many literary works. Creating your garden around what she …

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15 Cool Summer Decorating Ideas

Summer is a wonderful time to lighten up the colors and fabrics in your home. While you may not be able to decorate every room, there are numerous ways to get creative and add summer flair. You can decorate with a colorful theme such as fruit (apples, strawberries, grapes), flowers (roses, carnations, daisies), or seaside …

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How To Make Pillow Covers

Whether you’ve got long-standing arts and crafts skills or not, a fun way to add your own touch to baby’s nursery decor is through some DIY decorating. Making your own pillows can add color and texture into a room while also letting you take control of fabrics. Envelope pillow covers are especially useful because you …

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July in the Vegetable Garden

July is the month when you can really start to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the vegetable garden. Many crops are ready to harvest including potatoes, salad crops, beans and peas. However, in-between the joyous task of harvesting and eating your own home-grown produce there is still a great deal to be getting …

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July in the Flower Garden

Mid summer in the garden is the time when you can take some time to relax and admire the fruits of the your labour. The flower borders are in full bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. However, even in the smallest garden there is still plenty to do, from making sure containers and …

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Using Lavender for Serenity and Health

Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is having a moment. Lavender lattes are showing up on the hippest coffee shop menus all over the world, and with reason. The plant renowned for perfuming the southern French countryside and relaxing millions of people worldwide is easy to find and easy to grow, provided you have the right …

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