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The Patience of a Gardener

Recently we’ve hosted lively discussions here at Garden Rant about spending gobs of money on our gardens, choosing native over non-native plants, and …

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Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera — HealthDigezt.com

Aloe Vera is really quite an incredible plant. It is a succulent plant and part of the lily family (Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and …

5 Easy Steps To Prepare Banana Puree For Babies

Image: Getty<p>If you want to introduce your baby to a good nutritious food, then you should definitely start with banana. Banana is rich in nutritional …

Top 10 Things Parents Should Stop Doing

<b>Most often parents concentrate and pay attention to things they should do for their children. However, it is equally important to find out things</b> …

How-To: Yarn Ball Escort Card Display

Is there a crafty wedding in your future? Check out this super-cute DIY yarn ball escort card display idea from Rachel at The Chic Party.<p>Helping guests find their seats just got about ten times cuter!<p>Click here to see the full how-to.

DIY Candy Mini Donuts

Need a <i>little</i> donut fix? Why not help yourself to a handful of these candy mini donuts made from a peanut butter and chocolate chip base in this charming tutorial from the Paper & Stitch blog.

How-To: Crystallized Sugar Flower Cake Decorations

Transform edible blooms into gorgeous summertime dessert toppers with this fun tutorial for making your own beautiful crystallized sugar flower cake decorations that Lyndsay from Coco Cake Land shared on Poppytalk!<p>This cake looks almost too pretty to eat! (Almost.)<p>Want to give it a try? Click here …

Flashback: BiblioCraft Project Excerpt: Radish Love Tote

On the list of things that I love most, books take a very close second to crafting. So, if you too are just as likely to be found in a library reading room as you are in your local yarn and fabric store, <b>BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects</b>, …

Rain Chains

Rain chains are a kind of decorative downspout for a gutter system. Rainwater pours out of the gutter and onto a series of rings or cups, which help channel the water down to the ground where it is either stored in a rain barrel or simply diverted away from the building. A set of rain chains can …

IKEA Hack: DIY Striped Skirt from a Throw Blanket

In a world filled with unexpectedly awesome IKEA hacks, I have to say that this DIY striped maxi skirt made from an IKEA throw blanket from Kristi Murphy is one of the more surprising—and surprisingly fabulous—fashion-related hacks that I’ve seen yet.<p>Standing just over five feet tall myself, I …

How-To: Maple Leaf Mini Quilt

Get a jump on your Autumn-inspired decor with this charming maple leaf mini quilt tutorial that Nicole from Modern Handcraft shared on the Therm O Web blog!<p>Loving those maple leaf blocks? You can follow Nicole’s tutorial for making them here. Then, once the blocks are finished, it’s time to hop …

Quilting

How-To: Quilted Fruit Placemats

I’ve been loving this happy, summery quilted fruit placemats tutorial series that Mollie from Wild Olive has been sharing over the past few weeks. It’s such a fun way to bring the English paper piecing technique into the kitchen!<p>Check out all four projects in the series:<p>Fruity Grapes Quilted …

Hanging 3D Galaxy Mobile

Mobiles aren’t just for hanging over cribs anymore! Although this new 3D hanging galaxy mobile would be a great crib accessory, brighten up any room with a miniature piece of the universe made by you! An artist from Vancouver created this stunning piece with her own DIY guide to follow with only 10 …

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Cover in Cross-Stitch

Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind</i> has one of the most iconic album covers of the 90s, and now it has officially been commemorated in cross-stitch by infamous embroiderer Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers. Like a lot of teens in the 90s, this album was an important part of Chalmers’ adolescence, and what better way to …

Garden Visit: My Mother’s Garden in South Africa

Once a year I leave New York City and return to my mother’s garden at the foot of Africa. The cab ride from Cape Town International traverses a stark …

South Africa

In the night garden: plants with an after-dark perfume

After a slightly boozy reception at the Chelsea Flower Show last month, a couple of colleagues and I found ourselves wandering the show after dark. We had the grounds almost to ourselves, save for the maintenance teams and the stragglers still clutching tilted champagne glasses.<p>Once we had walked …

The starred lawn

I went on holiday to Cornwall at half term, to a little cabin in the dunes with a view of the sea. It was a properly spectacular view, across the bay to St Ives, and the setting sun did that 'golden pathway' thing across the water that lay between us and St Ives every evening. But I think I spent …

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Reader holiday: Gardens of the Italian Lakes<p>Travel by boat to visit some of the finest lakeside gardens of Lakes Como and Maggiore, plus visit the …

Garden Visit: A Galvanizing Garden in Sag Harbor, NY

Glenn Stancroff’s garden stops traffic. At least it stopped me the other day, bringing out all my garden-voyeur tendencies as I drove through the …

Landscaping

Is Gardeners' Question Time racist?

An academic claims the Radio 4 programme’s regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promote racial stereotypes<p>It is the softly spoken radio show that provides good-natured help and advice to thousands of gardeners every week.<p>So regular listeners to Gardeners’ Question Time may be …

Garden masterclass: how to care for summer fruit

Experts from the Royal Horticultural Society share tips on what to do, see and buy<p><b>Top tips for fruit</b><p>Summer prune trained forms of apples and pears, such as cordons and espaliers, from mid-August. However, in areas where growth is still strong (often the case in wetter parts of the country), hold …

On natives—we’re all alright

There’s no more surefire way to get everybody all riled up on this site than to talk about native plants—whether or not to use them, how much to use …

National Botanic Garden of Wales: a botanical blast from the past

The first to be built for more than 100 years, Europe’s newest botanical garden is a joy to behold<p>One of the best parts of my job is travelling to beautiful places and meeting interesting people.<p>While some places I have loved have been private kingdoms in far-flung corners of the globe, there are …

Secrets of the Swiss Garden unlocked

This charming, alpine-inspired fantasyland outside Biggleswade is relatively unknown – but thanks to a £2.8 million revamp, that's all about to change<p>The idea of the garden as a hidden gem is something of a cliché in the gardens world, but perhaps the term is justified when it comes to the <b>Swiss</b> …

Steal This Look: Cinderblock Chic in Toronto

This urban patio was created by landscape designers Earth Inc. for Toronto’s annual Interior Design Show. The firm focuses on sustainability, so they …

Home Depot

National Allotments Week: the best allotment open days

From produce competitions to plant sales, the best open days being held on allotments this month<p>To mark National Allotments Week, here are 10 open days to celebrate:<p><b>Bournemouth, Dorset</b><p>August 9, 11am-3pm<p>Attractions include a produce competition and stalls selling plants, cakes and books. Refuel with …

Trend Alert: 5 Night-Scented Bloomers

Trapping scent is as easy as trapping heat. Grow these flowers in a small garden or enclosed area where you like to sit out after dark. Then let your …

Moths

Ace Clamp Lamp - 6 Pack

* 120 volt<br>* 60 watt bulb max.<br>* 150 watt maximum<br>* Bakelite socket & vinyl grip<br>* On/off switch<p>The price is for a pack of 6.

DIY

Multi-cultivars

Talk on Gardeners’ Question Time of “non-native species” could give rise to racism, according to Ben Pitcher from Westminster University. It is hardly necessary to ask Dr Pitcher to keep his ideas to fork into the rose bed, for he has exposed a complete lack of understanding of gardening in the …