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Hydrangea Care: Guide to Huge, Colorful Blooms

Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year. Hydrangea are small deciduous shrubs or climbers that usually have thick clumps of pink or blue flowers. Many newer varieties now offer more brightly colored or white flowers. The most popular questions that come up …

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Planting a Rain Garden

Many Americans are searching for things that they can do to improve their environment, such as participating in community cleanups and driving more efficient cars. One great thing that almost any homeowner can do to make a big difference is to plant a rain garden. Rain gardens naturally absorb and filter large amounts of rainwater during …

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5 Garden-to-Table Herbs to Try

Herbs are the perfect way to freshen up your garden and dinner plate. A few minutes is all it takes to pick up some herbs at the store and start an edible garden that will add a seasonal kick to your meals. “Herbs are easy to grow, require little maintenance and are equally at home …

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How to Make Lemongrass Lavender Laundry Soap

I love to make my own laundry soap! Not only is it economical, but I feel good using a product that won’t harm my family or the environment and it smells heavenly! I buy all of the ingredients, accept the essential oils right at my local grocery store. I live in a very small town, …

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Essential Oils to Lift Your Energy: The Power of Citrus Blends

The simple act of using citrus based essential oils can help increase energy and improve mental focus. Essential oils from citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange, and tangerines have properties that naturally elevate mood and energy. The energetic frequency or “notes” as it is sometimes called in aromatherapy, of citrus blends invigorates energy to: * …

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9 Specialty Herbs To Include In Your Herb Garden

There are hundreds of culinary herbs with flavors that range from earthy to spicy to citrusy to sweet. You probably have your favorite fresh herbs that you plant each year but it’s always fun to save a few spots in your herb garden for something new. You may even be fortunate enough to stumble upon …

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Turn Your Bedroom Into a Peaceful Retreat

Your bedroom should be a stylish and peaceful room to help you relax and recharge. It should be the ultimate escape to help you unwind from the stresses of the day. The key to creating a great bedroom is to think about what items makes you the happiest and produces the greatest sense of tranquility …

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Brie, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Pears are ripe for picking in the late summer. Who needs delivery? Keep some pizza dough on hand to make a sweet and savoury meal the whole family will love. Brie, Pear and Prosciutto Pizza Ingredients • 30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour • 4 portions frozen pizza dough, thawed overnight in refrigerator • 200 mL (7/8 cup) brie, …

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Herbs for Tea Making

Growing Herbs Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. For beginners, you only need to start off with a few plants of mint, a patch of chamomile and 4-6 lemon balm …

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Container Vegetable Gardening: 5 Easy Essentials For Great Veggies With Great Flavor

Container vegetable gardening is so simple. You can easily grow a whole salad right on your deck or patio! Try lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, radishes… you can even grow Chinese cabbage. Think how nice it would feel to walk out your kitchen door and harvest everything you need for tonight’s supper. And container …

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