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How to Grow a Moon Garden

April 10, 2024
White plumeria flowers shine beneath the moonlight.

Learn how to grow a gorgeous moon garden with evening bloomers, fragrant flowers, and other plants that glow underneath the moonlight. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Every year, I try to add a few new flowers to our garden.  Last year, it was pollinator plants.  Another year, I added a bunch of black flowers.  This year, I’m creating a moon garden in one section of our yard. …

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The Benefits of Having an Insect Hotel

March 13, 2024
Insect hotel featuring sections for bees, butterflies, and ladybugs on metal pole.

Thinking about adding an insect hotel to your garden this spring? There are numerous benefits to keeping an insect hotel and helping your native pollinators. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I never thought I’d be the type of girl who gets excited to see bugs – no matter how beneficial – in our yard.   But one of my favorite things to do during the warmer months is…

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How to Prep Your Garden for Spring

February 21, 2024
Photo of ceramic glazed pot filled with orange and white zinnias. Zinnias sit alongside herb planter with wild bleeding hearts, barrel planter, and yellow flowers in background.

Are you getting the itch to garden? Before you get your hands in the dirt, prep your garden for spring planting first. These tips will help you get started! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My husband and I totally have the garden itch right now!  But we’re in zone 7a, so we still have some cold weather to get through before we can start planting.  While we…

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The Tools Every Beginner Gardener Needs

April 21, 2020
beginner gardener tools

These tips and gardening tools will get the beginner gardener started on creating a beautiful, flourishing backyard vegetable garden! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. So you want to grow a backyard garden, huh?  There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your garden start to flourish and ultimately provide you with fresh fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers!  Once the garden bug hits you, you’ll find yourself counting down to…

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How to Create a Butterfly Garden

March 24, 2020
create a butterfly garden

Fill your yard with colorful flowers and host plants this spring and create a beautiful butterfly garden that will attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Last year, I was so excited to get started on my black flower garden! I had a lot of success starting my flowers in a seed starting tray and transplanting them around Mother’s Day.  As much as I…

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DIY Outdoor Planters – 20 Creative Projects to Add to Your Garden

May 16, 2019

This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Get crafty in your backyard this spring and summer with 20 creative DIY outdoor planters that will add a little handmade charm your garden! Gardening season has officially begun here in New Jersey!  Of course, we were cleaning up the yard the moment the ground thawed!  This year, we got a super early start on gardening season.  My husband built a fence…

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