Holidays

Fall Back!

I’m always slightly torn between “Yay… an extra hour of sleep” and “Boo… it’s dark when I get home.” The end of daylight saving time certainly curtails a lot of gardening activity for me. Any real gardening has to be…

Gifts Inspired by Art and Nature

  The Earth without art is just ‘EH’. I’ve often done a roundup of some of my favorite gifts for gardeners found on Etsy this time of year. This year, I want to do something a little different. My love…

Happy Solstice!

I know for most of the country solstice this Saturday marks the beginning of winter. But for me here on the West Coast, it is the start of spring. I’ve always had a bit of trouble with seasonal depression and…

Make an Apple Santa

More than any time of the year, the December holidays always bring back reminders of childhood traditions. Growing up in a family heavily influenced by European customs, I remember doing and making things my classmates did not. As a child…

Holiday Ice Votives

So quick and simple you’ll wonder why you’ve never done these before. These ice votive candle holders are a great way to dress up a holiday table and they really do last for hours. The ingredients can normally be found…

Handcrafted Gifts for the Veggie Gardener

Got a vegetable gardener on your gift list? Here are some suggestions for their stocking this holiday season (and maybe your own). How about a wood garden dibble? There is just something about the way wood feels in your hands.…

Handcrafted Gifts for the Gardener under $25

So you’re on a holiday budget this year and who isn’t? But you still want to get something special, right? Consider these handcrafted holiday gifts under $25. . . . . . This adorable robin’s egg wall hanging by GreenRoseDesigns…

Wreath Roundup on Flickr

I find flickr to be an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of artistic pursuits and holiday decorations are no exception. I have a soft spot for wreaths that look as though they were made from garden cuttings and…

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