Christmas

How to Get a Poinsettia to Bloom

How to Get a Poinsettia to Bloom

I was able to get a poinsettia to bloom! Well, it’s not technically a flower…but it still looks a lot like Christmas here in my office.   Poinsettias are ‘ditch weeds’ in their native Mexico, wild native plants that thrive in ditches, along roadways and […]

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

Do you love the smell of Christmas? Who doesn’t? This recipe for all natural simmering potpourri uses homemade ingredients and spices that are easy to find at the grocery store. Add a beautiful hand-crafted gift jar and you have the perfect inexpensive homemade Christmas gift […]

The 2017 Gardener’s Gift Guide

The 2017 Gardener’s Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the gardener in your life? This Christmas, give them something they’ll love. Pick one item from this list of the 2017 recommended products from Home Garden Joy. I’ve put together this list based on products that I personally know, […]

Amazing Vanilla Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Amazing Vanilla Peppermint Fudge Recipe

This amazing vanilla peppermint fudge recipe makes a great gift or treasure for your Christmas dessert table. Just be warned: it’s very sweet, so if you don’t have a strong sweet tooth, it may be “too much”. And it’s addictive. Highly addictive. Here’s to vanilla […]

Natural Gifts: Clove-Studded Clementine Pomander

Natural Gifts: Clove-Studded Clementine Pomander

Natural gifts are a lovely treat at Christmas. This herbal gift uses fruit and cloves to make a pomander, an early air freshener.

Early Christmas Decorating Woes

Early Christmas Decorating Woes

Today I’m on a mini-rant. I say it’s a mini-rant because it’s not really that earth-shattering and all-important. I mean, c’mon, it’s about tulip bulbs, so how much angst can any one person really generate around that topic? But in truth, this did piss me […]