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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When I was a little girl, my favorite activities overwhelmingly involved...
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DIY Garden in a Mint Tin

Don't throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it's a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills or passed along as gifts. Plus they're easy to make. Grow...

Pay it Forward with Radical Acts of Kindness

It's not a typo. I did in fact use the word radical instead of random. Radical acts of kindness are a real thing. Radical Acts Of Kindness Are Random Acts Of Kindness With Intention What...

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

Antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Grow your own sprouts with a handful of seeds and jars you already have at home. Growing your own sprouts...
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How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Make your own seed bombs with these easy tips and recipe. What Are Seedbombs? Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost, and clay. They're a joy to make and equally as wonderful to share...

Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

Wondering how to ripen green tomatoes and when they're best of eating? At the end of every summer season there’s usually a last tomato standing and it’s most likely green. To make the most of...

From Seed to Plate: Radishes for Every Garden

Grow radishes from seed to plate for the easiest and rewarding garden. Radishes may not be as stylish as other, more celebrated kitchen garden crops such as tomatoes or kale, but they're carefree, abundant and...

What to Plant: Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors

Bring your garden inside with these 10 easy herbs to grow indoors. Herbs are a fabulous reminder that it doesn’t take much to make a big - and wonderful - difference in everyday living. They’re...

Purple Peach & Blackberry Pie

What happens when you pair purple peaches and blackberries in pie? Only the most amazing mouthful of summer. Dare you ask what’s a purple peach? We generally find white or yellow peaches at the market. Both...

What’s Your Mantra?

Mantras come and go while others stick. What’s your mantra? When I began writing Pass The Pistil I was filled with ideas — ideas spurned on by a deep seated desire that didn’t yet have...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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