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Soothe dry, itchy winter skin with these vanilla bean lotion bars.

Recipe: https://gardentherapy.ca/winter-lotion-bar/

Attainable Sustainable

Perfect for a festive cocktail!

Cold-Process All-Natural Handmade Soap

Many bath and body “soaps” that are commonly sold are not actually soap; you will notice that they are called a beauty bar or body wash. These are detergents, not soap. Soap goes through the saponification process, converting fats, oils, lye, and water into soap and glycerin.

You can learn more about saponification in this post.

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

How to make your own frugal and beautiful wreath.

This amazing porch display is from one of our readers, Linda Grona.

Thanks for sharing this, Linda!

6 Ways Green Thumbs Can Thrive in Winter - Birds and Blooms

Don't let the weather put a damper on your gardening addiction.

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You can add a custom blend of herbs, dried flowers, salts, and other soothing ingredients to tea bags for a luxurious tub treat! Just toss the tea bag in the bath while you soak, then throw it in the compost when you are done. No messy clean up!

See my favorite tub tea recipes in this post: https://gardentherapy.ca/healing-herbal-bath/

Light Up the Holidays with These Creative Candle Projects - Garden Therapy

I have done a ton of holiday candle projects over the years. Here are my favorites.

Outdoor decorating idea: create a Christmas gazing ball decked out with greenery and lights like this one by Traditional Home.

See more creative ideas to to pretty up the outdoors for winter: http://www.traditionalhome.com/gardens/outdoor-holiday-decorating

Globe Emporium

This is mesmerizing!

How watching sunrise or sunset can improve your health

Have you stopped to watch the sun rise or set lately?

Cinnamon Palmiers: Fancy French Pastries that are Surprisingly Easy-to-Make - Garden Therapy

These are great for last-minute holiday visitors because they are delicious and SO EASY to make.

Succulent Container Gardens

A pretty Christmas tree made of succulents.

How to Make Bath Bombs the Easy Way - Garden Therapy

Homemade bath bombs make a great holiday gift.

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life

This time of year can be stressful. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

Personally Andrea transformed some simple hurricane lanterns into this stunning winter display.

See how she did it: http://www.personallyandrea.com/2017/01/hurricane-lanterns-decorated-for-winter.html

Rethink & reuse & recycle

Oh my.

7 ways to use expired spices

Don't throw out those expired spices. Use them!

Have a Merry Little Christmas with these DIY Miniature Tree Decorations

Even miniature gardens look good decorated for the holidays! See how the talented Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center decorates for Christmas!

Garden Answer

So pretty!

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Mini Mason jar snow globes are a blast to make! Try holiday or winter themed objects in red and green for a Christmassy snow globe. Or do something unexpected, like a tropical scene. It’s completely up to you! I chose garden-related objects with a holiday theme.

Make it: https://gardentherapy.ca/snow-globes/

The Epoch Times

Snack time!

This Christmas tree from Better Homes & Gardens looks sophisticated and whimsical decked out with white paper ornaments!

More Christmas tree inspo: http://www.bhg.com/christmas/trees/christmas-tree-pictures/

Aww Day

Everyone likes getting cozy by a fireplace!

8 things to know about the winter solstice

This year's winter solstice is coming up on December 21st.

A Holiday Window Box You Can Display Anywhere - Garden Therapy

This holiday planter brings a pop of festive spirit to the outdoors.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

This doctor is prescribing time in nature instead of medication.

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You can make simmering spices by combining any fragrant spices or herbs and adding them to boiling water, releasing fragrant steam that in turn scents the air in your home.

Come up with your own scent combinations, or check out my favorite herb/spice blends in this post: https://gardentherapy.ca/simmering-spices/

I made a freestanding window box using a vintage wood window, a cedar planter, and gorgeous live plants that will keep looking great throughout the winter months. See it here -> https://gardentherapy.ca/winter-window-box/ #sponsored

Gardener's Edge

I look forward to your responses!

What a great idea from Modish Store: salvaged wood Christmas trees!

See more: https://www.modishstore.com/products/kalalou-recycled-wooden-christmas-trees-with-stands-set-of-3

Top 10 Winter Bloomers For Your Flower Garden - Birds and Blooms

These flowers will poke their heads up when there is still snow on the ground!

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary & Honey - Garden Therapy

Nothing says "cozy comfort food" like these roasted winter veggies with honey and rosemary.

How to Pick The Best Fresh Christmas Tree

What's your favorite kind of Christmas tree?

It's not Christmas until I visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights. One of my favorite holiday traditions. If you can't make it, then at least you can enjoy the video! Be sure to turn up the volume so you can see how the lights are choreographed to the music.

This is gorgeous! I love the natural elements and minimalist feel of this decor from Kristina Lynne's post on How to Have a Scandinavian Christmas.

Read the article: http://www.kristinalynne.ca/how-to-have-a-scandinavian-christmas/

Longwood Gardens

Take a virtual tour of Longwood Gardens' beautiful Christmas display!

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom!

Is your Christmas cactus ready to bloom?

ATTN:

Hooray for farmers!

Gather Around this DIY Christmas Candle Wreath - Garden Therapy

Make an elegant holiday centerpiece with fresh evergreen clippings and a few other simple supplies.

It's A Mother Thing

I have no desire to try this. In fact, after watching this, I have no desire to try anything anymore.

The simple, elegant look of this holiday table from Satori Design for Living's Canadian White Christmas Home Tour is just beautiful.

See more: https://satoridesignforliving.com/Canadian-White-Christmas-Home-Tour/

Gardening Australia

Have you heard of banana flour?

A Wonderful Winter Window Box Planter (That You Can Make Even If You Don’t Have a Window Box!) - Garden Therapy

I didn't have the right window for a window box but I REALLY wanted to plant one for the holidays. I'm in LOVE with this new view of the garden! https://gardentherapy.ca/winter-window-box/ #sponsored

My Christmas list includes plants! How about you? https://gardentherapy.ca/winter-window-box/

Sunset

Make an herb wreath!

I did a similar project, which you can see here: https://gardentherapy.ca/herb-wreath/

I'm in love with this star wall hanging by Amy at Delineate.

It's made using air dry clay and a found branch. See the tutorial: http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2016/10/diy-tiny-star-wall-hanging.html

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