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Home Garden Joy · 11h ago

Double Flowering Tulips Add Incredible Beauty

I love planting tulips, and these double flowering tulips were a lovely addition to my garden. If you avoid planting tulips because they don’t last long in your area, these flowers may be a ...
Home Garden Joy · 6d ago

Don’t Work Wet Soil

Don’t work wet soil. Waiting to get into the garden pays off in big benefits later in the form of healthier soil. It’s worth the wait. Why You Shouldn’t Work Wet Soil This spring weather has...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Easy Crepe Recipe

This easy crepe recipe helps you whip up fresh crepes quickly on the stovetop with ingredients you have around the house. Among the many crepe recipes I’ve tested, this one is the best. Easy...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Foraged Food: Dandelion Greens Couscous

This delightful foraged food recipe uses either dandelion greens and chickweed or store-bought greens such as spinach. If you are new to foraging, be absolutely sure of what you’ve picked be...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

Dandelion Greens: Weeds or Food?

Dandelion greens: are they noxious weeds ruining a perfect lawn or the world’s healthiest food trampled underfoot? Dandelions are some of the most recognizable lawn “weeds” in the world. I’m...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

Growing Fig Trees in Virginia – Fig Trees Are Here!

I’m new at growing fig trees in Virginia. One of my goals this year is to increase the variety of fruit our little hobby farm produces. To that end, I’ve added two thornless raspberry bushes...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

How to Make Calendula Hand Salve

This is a simple recipe to teach you how to make calendula hand salve. Calendula is an annual herb known for its skin-soothing properties. The hand salve recipe below takes time and attentio...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

What You Need to Know About Spring Snows

Spring snow…no, no, no! That’s what I thought as I looked out the windows just now. It’s like I’m sitting in the middle of a snow globe. Heavy, thick, wet snowflakes are swirling down and th...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Spring Vegetable Garden Updates

As the warm weather arrives in Virginia, we are making spring vegetable garden updates. The raised bed vegetable garden here at Seven Oaks Farm is my pride and joy and one of my favorite pla...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Thyme Tea

Thyme tea is my go-to remedy, along with elderberry syrup, to get rid of sore throats and colds. I brew a cup of thyme tea and add lemon juice to it to treat a sore throat. Yesterday, I came...