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Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, and Platters

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35 stylish and simple projects for the home and garden
Written by Hester van Overbeek

Concrete is an inexpensive way to decorate your home and garden. If you know how to do it yourself. Heading to the local lawn and garden store and finding garden pots can run into some serious money…more


The Humane Gardener Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

9781616895549The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Many people garden with the hopes of making the world a better place, eating healthy and the like. The truth is sadly the way most people garden is what is one of the things harming the environment. Pesticides and chemical fertilizers poison an assortment of animals. Think about it y’all. If you spray insecticide on your plants, what happens to…more

Herbs and Spices of the World

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Author, Hermie Kranzdorf, has done an incredible job highlighting the many herbs and spices used daily worldwide. She teaches everything from methods of growing your own herbs from seed to…more

Old-Time Farm and Garden Devices and How to Make Them

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The place I grew up in was an old farming community. I remember watching a few of the older farmers still using the Old-Time equipment on their farms. These strong people were of the mind that they did not want to get into debt just to buy the “new fangled stuff”. These gentlemen were…more

Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Modern Edition of a Classic Sixteenth-Century Manual

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Chinese medicine has been around for millennia. The earliest known writings on Chinese medicine are from 2698 BC. That’s a really long time ago y’all. The original version of this book, “Materia Medica”(Pen Ts’ao),¬†was published by Li ShIh-chen way back in 1578. This volume took 26 years…more

Observer’s Notebook: Trees

9781616895372Observer’s Notebook: Trees

Whether you want to go for a hike in the mountains and take note of the differences in all of the trees. Or plan out the trees to…more

Teeny Tiny Gardening

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35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces

I was recently at a meeting where door prizes were given out. I happened to win and was able to chose my gift from among the many choices. I looked at everything and decided quickly on a small clear glass bowl with a succulent garden planted in it. It was tiny and beautiful. So perfect.

When I found the book “Teeny Tiny Gardening”…more