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How To Get Rid Of English Ivy Naturally & Why You Should

Have you ever seen one of those houses covered up in greenery? Many of them are covered in English Ivy (Hedera helix) and they are beautiful! But ivy can easily damage the outside of the house. It attaches itself to the mortar between bricks, to stucco, wood, and even vinyl siding, and will not only …

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Are Basil Flowers Edible? 10 Delicious Ways To Use Them

Have you ever gotten too busy and all of a sudden realized your basil plants have all bloomed (or are about to bloom)? It happened to me more than once. So what can you do now? Are basil flowers edible? Let’s explore what happens when the basil blooms and what to do with the basil …

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What Are The Best Flowers For Window Boxes?

What is more pleasing to the eye than flowers in your windows? While maintaining a flower garden may not be everyone’s cup of tea, window boxes make the job easier, more convenient, and of course, more beautiful. You do not need a lot of plants to fill them up. Though it requires relatively less effort, …

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Easy Blueberry Tea Recipe

Blueberry tea is a great drink to have when you want something light and refreshing. It has a deep, rich flavor that blends well with citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Blueberries are also loaded with antioxidants which help fight free radicals in your body – making blueberry tea one …

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Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

Imagine a nice sunny morning, toast, fresh out of the toaster, and when you open the fridge and BAM! Homemade blackberry jam is right there waiting for you! With this easy sugar-free blackberry jam recipe, that little daydream can be a reality. What you’ll need Large Heavy-Based Saucepan Medium Bowl Spatula or Wooden Spoon Jam …

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Healthy Peach Smoothie Recipe With Fresh Peaches And Almond Milk

It’s peach season and the perfect time to enjoy this healthy peach smoothie recipe!  Smoothies are a good way to increase your fruit intake, they are easy to make, and offer a wide variety of nutrients in an enjoyable refreshing drink. Combined with various fruits, peaches can give you a healthy boost in a refreshing …

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How To Care For Baby Chicks – Guide To Raising Chickens In Your Backyard

Baby chicks are so cute! These days, many families are choosing to raise chickens in their backyards. If you are homesteading or starting your tiny backyard farm, raising chicks is something you might need to know about. You may already have egg-laying chickens or maybe planning to get baby chicks for the first time. But …

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Easy to Make Blackberry Drop Dumplings

Nothing beats the summer heat like blackberry dumplings – and these are sure to be a hit with every member of your family. Sweet and juicy, these blackberry drop dumplings make for a great homemade treat, and once you try them, they’ll be a dessert staple on your kitchen table! Love dumplings? Become a dumpling …

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