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Horoscopes, Tarot, Psychic Readings

Astrology.com is your portal to the stars, unlocking the mysteries of the universe with horoscopes, tarot, and psychic readings.<p>Whether you're a …

Today's Free Daily Overview

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

Garlic Planting

End of the year preparations are almost finished at the allotment, just a couple more beds to weed and lightly dig over and plot 4 will be ready to …

DIY: Christmas Window Boxes

Last week our Novice Gardener, Meredith Swinehart, installed three DIY black window boxes on the front of her San Francisco home. She filled them …

In Search of a Scent: The Black Orchid

The black orchid came to my attention a year or so ago when I was asked to style a shoot for Tom Ford’s perfume called, predictably, Black Orchid …

Tag: Garden Visits

Letter from California: Lotusland Survives Fire and Fury in Montecito<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British …

Top ten winter vegetables

Chard<p>White-stemmed forms tend to be hardier than their red counterparts, so expect the latter to turn to mush in harsh frosts (but if you're lucky they'll re-sprout a crop of new leaves in spring before running to seed). I'm never without a row or two of Swiss chard. The 'Bright Lights' selection …

Reviving the great British front garden

Gardener Joe Swift is on a mission to rid us of the concrete drives that replaced Britain's front gardens<p>The urban landscape is changing constantly and objects which were once part of life’s background scenery — from milk floats to shove-halfpenny boards – disappear almost daily. Surely the most …

DIY: A Holiday Fire Escape

Supplied with fresh garlands and white lights, we brought holiday cheer to a fire escape in Manhattan’s East Village. And we have a few ideas for …

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Garden Visit: The Glow of Anglesey Abbey

For impact, a few winter trees and shrubs are the equivalent of a double border in summer. Off-season gardens require more imagination than effort. A …

In pictures: the very best Christmas wreaths, with wreaths from @HayfordRhodes, @realwildatheart + @moysesstevens http://t.co/difVnd7ngM

Rosemary Livingstone: the queen of Christmas flowers

Anna Tyzack adds a sprinkling of Rosemary Livingstone's glamour to her Christmas decor, with style tips from the floral designer to the stars<p>Don't, whatever you do, call Rosemary Livingstone a florist. I make this mistake when I arrive at her shop in central London to learn how to make a Christmas …

Holiday Aphrodisiac: Why Mistletoe is Welcome at Parties

Mistletoe has a pagan mystique which has made it unwelcome in churches but popular at parties. Long considered an aphrodisiac (though the berries are …

Great British Garden Revival - first thoughts

Gardening telly ain't what it used to be. Or so goes the argument that fizzes up every so often among gardeners - both in the flesh and on Twitter - about the state of Gardeners' World, and why gardening hasn't benefited from the same kind of boost as baking via shows such as The Great British …

Telegraph Gardening on Twitter: "Traditional fruits and veg in season for Christmas http://t.co/6p56DE6zl0 http://t.co/LZIaWgUQei"

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DIY: Snowballs for the Christmas Tree

Maybe your family’s favorite holiday ritual involves grandma’s fruitcake, or wacky stocking stuffers, or football on the lawn (what are you, …

The best fruits and vegetables in season for Christmas

Spices

Serenity now

Who knew that this forward-thinking garden center was only 15 minutes or so from my house? Make no mistake, Western New York is relatively wealthy in …

The 8 best Christmas wreaths for 2017 (and how to make one)

The wreath is a tradition packed with symbolism; in classical times, they are said to have signalled victory, and now they are synonymous with joy and the welcoming of guests.<p>According to The Happy Gardeners, the word wreath comes from the word “writhen”, an old English word meaning “to writhe” or …

Decorations

10 best Christmas bouquets

Inspirational poinsettia arrangements for Christmas

Decorations

This Is Why You Should Visit Botanical Gardens in the Winter (Photos)

Not all gardens hibernate during the winter. From synchronized light displays to intricate plant sculptures, these botanical gardens are decked out …

Umbrella group: why not make room for a Schefflera?

Don't be intimidated by the exotic-looking Schefflera - some members of the umbrella plant family thrive in British gardens, writes rare plant expert Robbie Blackhall-Miles<p>For the past few cold wet weeks I have been collecting and sowing Schefflera seed, a process that will continue right into the …

Small Space DIY: Christmas in a Tiny Apartment

Holiday decorations may require tweaking. This year, I started off by going big. I envisioned garlands with multiple layers of fruit and greens and …

Rose Hip Wreaths From The Hedgerow

Wreath suppliers can be talked into selling just the basic spruce or–be prepared to fight–moss, wired on to a metal frame. With a circle of willow, …

Christmas Tree in a Bottle?

I love the fresh smell of a Christmas tree as much as Amanda, but I have to admit that her mention of dousing a fake Christmas tree with a spritz of …

Chocolate Peppermint Snowflake Cookies Recipe

Chocolate and peppermint, all dressed up for the season.<p><b>Note:</b> To create the candy cane pieces, I put my candy canes in a zip lock bag and pounded them with a rolling pin until they were in small shards.<p>I used a 4-inch snowflake shaped cookie cutter. You can use the shape of your choice, just check …