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Forcing Bulbs for Winter Beauty

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

If you are like me and go through a little bit of a blue period in the winter when you can’t garden outside, then you may want to consider forcing […]

Dish Gardens for Indoor Beauty

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Dish gardens are a great project for kids and adults, plus they make wonderful gifts! I did a little checking and a purchased dish garden from a […]

Creating an Herb Garden: Hot, Dry & Sunny Locations

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde This herb garden can be located in a small or large area as long as it’s in full sun and the soil is extremely well-drained to the […]

Creating a Container Herb Garden: Window and Porch Boxes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde I’ve used a lot of containers for herbs over the years from baskets to porch boxes to large clay pots. I think the key, as with herb […]

Bird Watching Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Bird watching is a fun, inexpensive activity for families. You can reserve a special space for bird feeders anywhere in your yard, and throughout the year watch the variety of […]

Autumn Garden Chores

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Autumn is the time for garden clean-up! I know it seems like a droll chore, but it really isn’t. Any work you do now, while it’s cool, […]

Autumn and the Comforting Taste of Pumpkin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Every year as soon as the air starts cooling off I get out my pumpkin recipes. It doesn’t seem to matter that I use canned and buy extra to keep […]

Growing Flowers – Easy Gardening For Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Would you like to have a garden this year? If you don’t have very much space that’s ok, you can use pots or wood boxes and still grow flowers. Gardening […]

Growing Lilacs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Although my love of herbs and flowers keeps me from ever choose just one favorite scent, I would say the lilac is my sentimental favorite. To me, there is nothing […]

Growing Old Fashioned Snapdragons

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Snapdragons (antirrhinum majus) are charming old fashioned flowers loved by children and adults. I have grown them for many years and love them more each season. The colors are rich, […]

Easy Beef Recipes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Save Time in The Kitchen, Cook With Foil Here’s a new twist on fast food. Cool with aluminum foil! Take a sheet of aluminum foil. Wrap ample portions of chicken, […]

A Romantic Evening at Home for Mom and Dad

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

We become parents, and take on the responsibility of raising and caring for our children. This is a special task with hardships, and yet wonderful rewards. But, what happened to […]

Nurturing Our Skin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Pampering our skin is something we should learn to do for our health and well being. Many of the commercially made soaps, lotions, and bath products are […]

Roses: The Beloved Herb

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Roses are not only beautiful, but they are a soothing, fragrant herb that we can use in recipes, both culinary and cosmetic. Always make sure you are […]

Relaxing Herbal Teas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Herbal teas are not only relaxing and soothing to the spirit, but your stomach as well! Many herbs have properties to calm. Don’t be so quick though as to grab […]

Relax and Soothe With Herbs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Using dried and fresh herbs to relax and soothe isn’t just a trick the spas use. You can do that same thing at home! I keep dried […]

Poison Ivy: Remedies and Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Poison Ivy. Even typing it makes me itchy. It’s amazing that wildlife actually enjoys this plant that makes most of us pretty miserable. Many of the same treatments and tips […]

Identifying and Getting Rid of Houseplant Pests

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Houseplants will look happy and grow like “weeds” and then something changes and they appear to be unhealthy. You could have a pest infestation! The most common […]

Harvesting and Storing Herbs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

I am not going to pretend to know the proper technique for every herb out there – there are far too many! But, over the years I have gathered many […]

Growing Sunflowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Sunflowers are easy, and inexpensive to grow, and yes, everyone can do it! The days of sunflowers being contained to the vegetable garden are over. There are now varieties that […]

Toddlers and Meal Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

It never fails at our house that our toddler gets fussy as soon as I start fixing dinner. Occasionally she plays with her Dad or brothers, but often she wants […]

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