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We’re here to help! These DIY garden projects provide step-by-step directions for making decorations and gifts from plants. You can also find easy instructions and ideas for growing in traditional beds or a container garden.

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Taking Care of Garden Tools

If you’re an active gardener then it’s likely that your garden tools show it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to keep your garden tools in tiptop shape. By managing wear and tear, you can get years of use out of your tools.

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DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

Eco-friendly crafts and gifts are all the rage, and this plantable seed paper fits the bill. The DIY project uses recycled paper to create homemade paper embedded with seeds. Plant the paper in a pot or outside for an instant garden!

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.

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Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Just about any outdoor space can become a sustainable food source and safe living area for wildlife. With the right plants and planning, you can encourage all sorts of birds, frogs, small animals, and beneficial insects to visit your yard.

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How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

The poinsettias that brighten your house over the holidays need not be tossed out with the discarded wrapping paper and dried up Christmas tree. With a little attention, your poinsettia can be transformed into a hardy house plant that you can enjoy for years to come.

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