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It’s April: What to do in the Garden

Welcome to Spring! And April... a month full of gardening to-dos. It's a great month for planting just about everything, including trees (Arbor Day is Friday, April 24th this year) and woody sh…

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How to Up-Cycle Old Soda Pop Bottles into Flowers

I donít know about you, but if spring doesnít come quickly I just might go bonkers! And with a 1/4 inch of ice on my deck right now (and more snow predicted for this week) Iím guessing Iíll have to ge…

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Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …

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10 Common Flowers You Should Eat

When most people think of flowers, eating them isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, many of these beautiful plants can be eaten and can add color and texture to a raw salad or ev…

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13 Ways to Love the Earth and Each Other Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day can be fraught with of stress, expectations, and even sadness; and like many manufactured marketing holidays, it can be rough on momma earth. With over 180 million greeting cards excha…

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A Bouquet on Your Dining Table Can Help You Eat Less

What happens when you place a bouquet of fragrant flowers on your dining table? Yes, of course, the sight and smell of those beautiful flowers pleases the eyes, gladdens the nose, and makes you fee…

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How to Make Dried Hydrangea Garlands

Hydrangeas are flowers that keep on giving; first as bold pom poms which bloom throughout the summer, then as dried, papery clusters that last into the fall. Recently Gardenista contributor Justine …

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7 Surprising — and Safe — Uses for Sugar

Health experts sometimes call it "white poison," or "sweet killer." And while I have an impossible-to-control sweet tooth, I do realize that sugar is best avoided if you want to stay trim, keep your b…

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Simple Moments of Happiness

Happiness is still a mystery to most of us, but glimpses of it are to be found in simple moments like these... A fresh-from-the-farm meal, enjoyed in the garden with your family. Popcorn at the …

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4 Simple Bouquets to Make For Any Occasion

Whether you're saying Happy Anniversary†or Happy Birthday, here are four† heartfelt last-minute bouquets or floral arrangements to create. Above: Photograph via Kelly Lamb. Bouquet No. 1: Take …

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