Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta Straight from the Garden

Fresh tomato basil pasta is a good way to use fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. It’s so delicious you’ll want to make it every night. If you grow tomatoes and basil, there’s a good chance that you will have more than you need come mid-late summer. One of my go-to recipes for these… [Read More]

Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs Handmade Gifts

This tutorial for test tube dried flowers and herbs is the perfect small gift for any occasion. In this week’s Tuesdays in The Garden, we are celebrating Christmas in July. My fellow garden bloggers (listed below) are sharing ideas on how to make gifts from the garden. One super easy gift that you can make… [Read More]

How to Make a Simple Hanging Herb Garden

For my sister’s birthday I made her a hanging herb garden. She blogs over at My Life Cookbook. Many of her posts are about healthy recipes, so I thought it would be nice to give her some fresh herbs that she can use all summer. Hanging Herb Garden This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click… [Read More]

Making Jewelweed Salve to Help with Poison Ivy and other Skin Problems.

Jewelweed salve is easy to make and may aid irritated skin from poison ivy and bug bites. Learn more about identifying and preserving this helpful plant. This jewelweed salve tutorial reminds me of when I was a Girl Scout back in the day. We had the most wonderful camp within walking distance of my house…. [Read More]

Entertaining with Edible flowers

Using edible flowers when entertaining adds color and interest to your presentation, and I think it also adds an extra “something” that you don’t see every day. The taste of most flowers is very mild, but their beauty makes everything extra special. this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy Safety… [Read More]

Favorite Top 10 Scented Plants Perfect in the Garden

This week for Tuesdays in the Garden I’m sharing my favorite top 10 scented plants. Our theme is favorite gardening tips, and though I love to buy beautiful plants, those that are also fragrant top the list. I’ll give you a little bit about why I like them, and some basic facts about their cold… [Read More]

How to Use Calming Lavender to Help You Sleep

Studies have shown that lavender helps promote relaxation simply by its scent. If you have insomnia or trouble falling asleep you may want to add calming lavender into your night routine to help you get the best possible rest. How to Use Calming Lavender  this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy… [Read More]