Terri Steffes at Our Good Life shares her recipe for Homemade Cough Drops. “Last week I introduced you to a homemade cough syrup that I loved. I found that I needed something that I could carry around, so I did some research and found a lot of recipes for homemade cough drops. I combined a couple of recipes and made these, which I like for a couple of reasons. One, they are cheap to make and two, they are very effective. To be perfectly honest, these cough drops do require a bit of time spent on the making of them. Some tips I would offer are these: use a good pot, use at least a two quart pot, and cool the mixture before making the drops. I’ll explain more as I go.”…more on Terri’s homemade remedy at Our Good Life.
Lynee Cherot at Sensible Gardening talks about Chocolate Brown Gardening. “Not the most usual colour in plants, brown adds a touch of mystery to the flower bed. Normally a rather unassuming colour, brown in flowers and foliage stands out when grown among the brighter tones in the garden border. It almost adds a touch of class to plantings and a sense of style to containers. The slightly unusual always draws us in, and brown flowers and leaves are no exception. Would I like an all brown garden, probably not. I prefer these tones to be given specific placement in the garden for the element of surprise and wow factor. Finding brown plants will take a bit of looking but they are out there. Below are some“...read more
Karen Creel at Garden Chick discusses cover crops for the winter garden with her post Cover Crops: Turn a Brown Garden Green. “My garden is now finished, and as a gardener, I’m still looking for reasons to be out in it. The weather is mild, the garlic still needs to be planted, and the strawberry and asparagus beds are yet to be cleaned out. Instead of letting the garden lay idle all winter, open to weeds and erosion, I have decided to plant a portion in a winter cover crop. Cover crops are a great way to turn brown gardens green. Here are a number of reasons to plant a cover crop: They keep the soil covered from the harsh winds,snow and rain, helping to prevent soil erosion. They help loosen the soil, in turn making the garden easier to turn over the next spring”…read more
Terri Schuler at the Freshman Cook presents Three Simple Ways to Decorate an Acorn Cookie as she puts together a Dessert Bar for her holiday dinner guests with some simple sugar cookies. “These Acorn Sugar Cookies couldn’t get much easier… Even if you have never made decorated sugar cookies, these will be no problem for you! The only thing to remember when making these cookies is to allow enough time. It takes time for the dough to chill, time to decorate them and time for the icing to dry after they are decorated. So, if you are serving these cookies on Thursday, you might want to make them the weekend before”… read more
Nikki Wills at Tikkido talks about “Gingerbread for Beginners” and shows us her wonderful talents. “If you know me at all, you know that gingerbread is totally my thing. My mother started our family’s tradition, and I’ve continued it, baking 100+ gingerbread houses a year for family, friends, neighbors, and classmates. I’ve finally collected our decades of hard-earned gingerbread insights into one simple e-book, Gingerbread for Beginners”…read more
And finally, here is my post This Month’s Color in the Garden November 2016: The Changing Garden-The Many Shades of Brown “As a designer and avid gardener, I have developed a deep appreciation for all the changes that take place in the garden and for what nature has to offer throughout the entire year. The garden can be beautiful, even after the prime of autumn, when shades of brown become more prominent throughout the landscape. For this meme, I have ventured out into the garden with my macro lens to get a close-up view of the many shades of brown that come my way! Multi-colored leaves grace the landscape…hostas fade as the edges of once vibrant green leaves turn to shades of yellow then brown. Even though they are going dormant for winter, there is much beauty there”…read more
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed #PB Color Our World Round-Up for the month of November. Wishing you joy and happiness in the holiday season and always!
For more gardening tips and design information, you may be interested in my published book, “A Guide to Northeastern Gardening: Journeys of a Garden Designer (Gardening in Zones 3-9)”,
available on Amazon.
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