Every Christmas I like to make gifts for friends with something from my garden. In the past I’ve made salsa, corn relish, pesto and horseradish. This year, I decided to use the many elderberries on my two trees to make elderberry syrup. I consider it to be a magical elixir and a natural remedy for […]
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I was searching everywhere for unique teacher presents last week and I saw a couple of these living ornaments in the greenhouse of our garden center. I loved them but I needed more than two gifts. So, I bought several hanging vases and a bunch of tiny terrarium plants. I just divided the plants and put them […]
Feeling creative? Check out the Learn + Share area for several great DIY projects. Our step-by-step slideshows will inspire you to create. One of the projects is an Adirondack-themed wedding centerpiece, below, which features items gathered from the woods—pine cones and birch bark—in combination with Ivory Pillar LED Candles, twine and a large wooden bowl.
If you have a do-it-yourselfer on your gift list, consider one of our DIY kits. New this year is the Mozzarella and Ricotta Homemade Cheese Kit, a fun and easy way to make cheese in just 30 minutes. Our DIY cheesemaking kit contains enough ingredients to make 30 batches — just add milk. Kit includes […]
See all of our lights in Holiday Lighting For more inspiration, see our slideshow Decorating With Light. Looking for something distinctive and nature-inspired to light up your holiday display? Consider our new Fiber Optic Dragonfly String Light. The glowing dragonflies have glittering wings that cycle through a spectrum of colors. Because the string is battery-powered, […]
Sometimes an idea just comes together. Last weekend, we went to a corn maze with the kids and bought a dozen miniature white and orange pumpkins, which inspired this display on our mantel. The Halloween lights (shaped like candy corn) give a real autumnal glow when reflected off the gourds. The Micro Dot Lights would […]