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A Country Inspired Peony Arrangement

Last but not least, we’ll be making a large country-inspired peony arrangement.  This time around we’re going for a more unstructured look, so we get to pretty much skip the clean-your-greens step!

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DIY Bridal Flowers for Practically Free!

Today’s post is for all our brides and those helping them plan their weddings.  If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding during peony season, it’s really easy to get a crafty friend to make this bridal bouquet for you.  I originally planned to only post an arrangement for the

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Peony Table Centerpiece

Today we up the ante a little with a table centrepiece, featuring peonies and lilacs.  (Special thanks to my mother-in-law Barb for letting me grab some lilacs from her backyard!)  Arrangements for tables should be lower, so grab a short container and lets get started!

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Peonies+Mason Jar=Simple Perfection

Next up in our week of peony arrangements: peonies in a mason jar.  You could just cut 5 or so peonies and pop them in a mason jar, but strategically placed greenery bumps it up to the next level.

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Easy Peony Floral Arrangements from Your Backyard

Peonies are in full bloom in my backyard and I’m yearning to bring some of the prettiness indoors.  This week I’ll be posting different easy ways to arrange your peonies with things that are easily on hand in your yard. First up: a single peony in a teacup.  Super easy.

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My Current Nemesis

I actually have many nemesis lately as I try to whip our new home into shape: ferns (so many ferns!!!), wallpaper, small unwanted trees, big unwanted trees/bushes, the super ugly bathroom, perennials gone wild, just to name a few.  I digress. As soon as the weather heated up, I knew

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The garden is growing and our backyard is slowly but surely taking shape.  I can’t wait to show you the first year reveal, but it still might be another 2 weeks or so away. Until then, this fushia peony will have to do! As for the garden, here’s the latest:

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Long-lasting Purple and Pink Bouquet

By now, a weekend at my Mom’s pretty much means that I will be raiding her backyard and making her a floral arrangement.  She’s a really good sport about it, helping me out and taking pictures or being an extra set of hands when I need her to.  She gets

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Attacking the Living Room Wallpaper

Lately, I’ve made a new best friend. (Don’t worry Vanessa!)  He’s great at getting into tight places and is my constant companion in the living room.  I call him Scrapey. Since I’ve moved in, I’ve gotten into a good routine for working on the house.  Backyard work in the morning

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Garage Sale Truths: What No One Else Will Tell You

I’ve organized many a garage sale in my time, including two estate sales, so I know a thing or two about how to move the merchandise.  Originally when I was thinking about what I would post this week, I thought I would write the usual kind of advice article about

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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