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Our flower columnist, Marigold and Mint, shows us how to make flower crowns out of lily-of-the-valley and lillies. Perfect for Easter or a spring wedding!
Using a few simple and inexpensive materials, including a peat pot and some moss, our new contributor Laurie Cinotto shows us how to DIY these sweet Easter baskets, perfect for displaying eggs, candy, a succulent, or a few cut flowers.
How to make your own Easter tree, with hanging eggs from spring branches. Plus: Our tip for how to invisibly attach the hanging thread or ribbon to each egg.
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Using herbs and plants as stencils, you can dye Easter eggs with beautiful botanical patterns. Here's our step-by-step guide.
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Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows us how to build a raised bed garden and explains why it's easy to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in these convenient elevated beds. We asked our Facebook fans what they would plant in a raised bed, join the conversation and share your ideas too! 

 

They may not need soil or pots, so how do you display air plants? We suggest three ways to display tillandsias in your home including an unexpected material: Velcro.
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Inspired by a family trip to Palm Springs, our floral columnist creates fresh arrangements using succulents. Mixed with seasonal flowers and displayed in old silver containers, this is a whole new take on a trendy group of plants.
How to grow rhododendrons in your garden. And remember, a rhododendron needs three things above all else: drainage, drainage, and drainage.
Our latest Notes from a Flower Farm column, by Marigold and Mint, is a beautiful series of bouquets, all made with purple flowers. Whether arranged in groupings of single specimens or layered in a hand-tied bouquet in a range of tonal hues, these purple flowers are showcased in all of their glory in these gorgeous arrangements. Plus: Tips and tricks for keeping violet flowers at their best.
Our step-by-step slide show explains how to make three different types of yellow flower arrangements, including a spiral hand-tied bouquet and a traditional arrangement in a vase, by using roses, tulips, and other seasonal flowers.
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