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How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden

How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden - sweet-smelling DIY garden plan -

Imagine a cool corner of the forest, green leaves above, soft earth below, a carpet of flowers, the air heavy with floral perfume. Actually, don't imagine it--build it yourself! In this article, we'll show you how to grow a heavenly-scented shade garden.

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Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors - jumpstart your spring -

Why wait for April showers to bring spring flowers when you can force the budded branches from many trees and shrubs into bloom early. Here’s our list of some of the easiest to force so that you can chase those winter blues away early this year.

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How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets - avoid messy traps or dangerous poisons –

Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.

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How to Repot a Cactus

How to Repot a Cactus - a prickly subject -

Repotting a cactus can seem like a daunting task. But with a few precautions to protect you, and your cactus, it’s just as easy as repotting any other container plant.

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How to Make Rose Infused Honey

How to Make Rose Infused Honey - a simple, elegant & healthy treat -

Dried or fresh rose petals steeped in honey create a sweet indulgence with a subtle floral taste and heavenly fragrance. You can make rose-infused honey with just a few simple steps. It's perfect to keep on hand to mix with tea or pour over desserts. Or give this attractive treat as a special gift.

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Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds

Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds - a colorful way to offer your backyard birds a treat -

By midwinter, cold and snow cover will make it difficult for your backyard birds to find the nutrition they need. With these easy bird-feed garlands, you can supplement the birds' winter diet as well as brighten your winter views.

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Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub - two steps to the perfect homemade exfoliant and moisturizer -

The long winter and the excesses of the holidays can leave your skin dry and in need of rejuvenation. This easy-to-make lavender sugar scrub can be made in ten minutes with inexpensive ingredients from your pantry, but don't be fooled. It will leave you as refreshed and glowing as the most exclusive spa skin care products.

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Secrets to Growing Citrus in Pots

Secrets to Growing Citrus in Pots - grow your own at home -

Follow this beginner’s guide to grow and harvest your own lemons, limes or mandarins.

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Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit

Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit - turn your avocado pit into a cute houseplant -

Stop throwing out those avocado pits! With nothing more than water, sunlight, and patience, you can turn the seeds into lush houseplants with this crazy-easy DIY project.

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How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters - get your toes warming faster -

You’ll warm up quickly to these easy-to-make fire starters. They’re the perfect way to jump-start a cozy hearth or camp fire.

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