Cucumber Basil Mojito

  Two things every garden is full of right now… basil and cucumbers! Mojitos are a summer time favorite, but if you have a large group or party, trying to make individual cocktails can be a pain. Prepare this batch version recipe ahead of time so you can enjoy the party and mingle with your guests. Cucumber Basil Mojitos, a delicious twist on a standard summer cocktail. ...

Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar

  Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar How does a blackberry vinaigrette served on fresh greens and with local goat cheese and toasted sugar glazed hazelnuts sound? Mmm… it was delicious and it certainly celebrates being a locavore. Make this flavored vinegar and have it at the ready when your putting together a delicious summer salad. ...

Pallet Trough Planter

  Pallet Trough Planter If you have a small patio, then you don’t have a lot of room for big planters. This easy DIY Pallet Trough Planter can be made in an afternoon and it’s perfect for pushing up against a patio wall. ...

Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe

   Herb Cheese Stuffed Nasturtiums Recipe I have been dreaming for these beauties to start blooming and the day has finally come! It started out with one today, one tomorrow… but I needed at least 6 to bloom all the same time because I knew that once I made these delicious morsels, one would NOT be enough! These beloved heirloom flowers have been around for a long time and are even poo pooed in circles as being ‘too common’. Not for this garden geek… I got over 8 different varieties growing in my garden this year a ...

Pallet Wood Serving Tray

  Pallet Wood Serving Tray 1 Pallet, 5 Projects. This is the second project in my DIY recycled pallet wood series. The goal was to create as many garden related decor items I could from just one simple pallet. Why? Cause I’m a decorating on a dime diva and I wanted to see how far I could stretch it. Here is one of my favorite from that pile of wood and it will be yours too! ...

DIY Outdoor Chandelier

   DIY Outdoor Chandelier Ok… so I do a ton of projects in spring. But then everything happens in spring for a garden writer. We’re planting, watering, growing, creating and well… just celebrating… like the BEST season of the year. (until fall… oh…and then winter….oooh!). Yes, I guess I love them all, can you blame me??  If seasons were like people, Spring is the Princess of them all. Included in my daily garden chores and on line shenanigans… I make stuff. Recently, I was excited to partic ...

How to Harvest a Flowerfetti

    How to Harvest a Flowerfetti Everything is blooming! I’ve been so busy gathering flowers for drying and making Flowerfetti’s that I seem to be spending all my time in the garden. No complaints here, but my husband has learned that if he doesn’t get dinner started… I won’t come in. (Why didn’t I think of this before!) So, what is a Flowerfetti? It can be a mix of dried flowers used for making potpourri, floral paper, candles or other floral crafts. An edible Flowerfetti is for sprinkling on cupca ...

DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain

  DIY Terra-Cotta Fountain I’m always telling folks how to jazz up an outdoor room by adding a small water feature. The sound of the water is soothing and can act as a white noise if you happen to live by a noisy highway or in a townhouse complex with neighbors that don’t value your down time as much as you do. I did this fountain up for a DIY event for the Downtown Langley Summers Series and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking my own advice. The water is bubbling away right now as I work on my patio and it soun ...

DIY Bird Feeder

    DIY Bird Feeder Pallet Projects are fun to do. I challenged myself recently with trying to create 5 projects out of 1 pallet. What can I say… I like to stretch my recycled materials as far as I can go and make them into as many things as possible. Plus, I have a ton of wine bottles that I need to do something with…. my friends helped me with collecting those, lol. Here’s how I made this rustic DIY Recycled Bird Feeder. ...
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