Making a Buttercream Frosting Garden for a Gingerbread House

Building & decorating a gingerbread house has been a Christmas tradition of mine for a few years now. During normal years, I would buy a gingerbread house kit during the amazing semi-annual Wilton’s outlet sale. However, 2020 is nowhere near a  normal year & there was no November/December sale this year. I ended up ordering…

How to Dry Celosia Flowers for Holiday Arrangements

A few years ago I started to make my own fresh Christmas arrangements using items from my garden (check out my tutorials for Christmas wreaths, porch pots & garlands). It’s definitely a labor of love, but it is completely worth it once you see the finished project. Plus, you can’t beat that making your own…

The Easiest Way to Plant Tulips Ever

Shopping for tulips is one of my favorite fall gardening activities. There are just so many different varieties of tulips out there & I pretty much want them all. Planting tulip bulbs isn’t as much fun as window shopping for them though, especially if you have a lot of bulbs to plant (check out my…

How to Harvest Tomato Seeds Now for Free Tomato Plants Later

It’s that time of year again when chilly autumn nights reign & the threat of frost starts to loom. I’m always a bit relieved when cooler temperatures arrive since that means I don’t have to water my garden as often. However, it also means that most of my plants will soon fade off into the…

How to Harvest Marigold Seeds & Get Free Flowers

The days are starting to get cooler & shorter, which means that autumn is quickly approaching. My marigolds are growing stronger than ever right now, but by early November they’ll be kaput. ‘Tis the season to start harvesting seeds for next year. I’m planning on harvesting seeds from all of my annual flowers & veggies…

How to Harvest Garlic for Delicious Feasts

That wonderfully delicious time of year is here again, garlic harvesting! Garlic is one of my absolute favorite plants to grow, however, it’s one of my least favorite plants to harvest. Growing garlic is as easy as can be (check out my garlic planting tutorial & my garlic growing tips), but harvesting it is a…

Basil Propagation Tutorial: Get Free Basil

Basil is one of my favorite herbs to grow. It’s super easy to take care of, grows abundantly & it’s delicious. Basil is also a great companion plant for tomatoes. It helps to keep pests away & some say that it even improves the taste of tomatoes. Plus, you can harvest ingredients for caprese sandwiches…

Flowerful Fence Basket Tutorial

I love a good fence, but they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing piece in a garden. Luckily they’re so easy to pretty up. You can plant climbing plants like climbing roses, ivy, grapes, or clematis. Training a tree to grow horizontally via the espalier method is another fun option. But those options take some time…

Handy Hanging Flower Basket Tutorial

Hanging baskets were one of my first forays into gardening, so they have always held a special place in my gardening heart. They are a fantastic choice for budget-friendly gardening, are a complete breeze to set-up & can be hung almost anywhere. What’s not to love about hanging baskets? Now all you need to know…

Easy Peasy Rose Pruning Tutorial

So, you want to prune your roses? You're in luck because it’s super easy to do. The hardest part of pruning roses is getting the courage to make that very first cut. It can be a bit intimidating for a first time rose gardener to take a pair of loppers or pruners to their rose…