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/

Gardener's Edge

I look forward to your responses!

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

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?


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/


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

Great Big Story

This man creates gorgeous paintings without ever touching a brush.

'We help them flourish and bloom': using nature to keep students in education

Programs like this are changing the world for the better.

Fill Your Home With the Sweet Sweet Smell of Cinnamon Dough Ornaments - Garden Therapy

Cinnamon dough ornaments imprinted with evergreens are a fragrant and festive way to decorate!


I love eucalyptus!

The Gift of Inspiration: the Best Garden Books to Give this Year - Garden Therapy

Who wants new gardening books for Christmas? I do!

Grow A Good Life

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House of Hawthornes knows how to create a rustic winter porch display!

Want to chalk paint your own pair of skis? Get the DIY here: https://www.houseofhawthornes.com/Chalk-Painted-Christmas-Skis-Porch#_a5y_p=2984572

The world of birds

This is lovely.

4 Foods to Feed Birds in Winter - Birds and Blooms

Don't forget to give local birds some holiday treats.

I'm planning an indoor herb garden and I found a few planter ideas. The Livi Pots (A) make a vertical garden right on the window. The chalkboard windowsill box (B)--which I would get in natural wood--has plenty of room to plant all the herbs together.

Which would you choose?

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Float a few evergreen clippings with cranberries and candles in a clear glass vase for a spectacular and SUPER easy centerpiece!

This is from my list of simple Christmas decorations ANYONE can do. See what else is on it: https://gardentherapy.ca/simple-christmas-decorations/

National Geographic


Homemade Scented Pinecones and a Pretty DIY Diffuser

Make your home smell like the holidays with DIY pine cone diffusers!


Have you ever seen a starfish walk?

What a great idea from Two Junk Chix, LLC, especially if you have a lot of old yarn lying around.

Tutorial: http://twojunkchix.blogspot.ca/2011/01/snowball-wreath.html

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Are your cacti dressed for winter?

You can felt old wool sweaters in the washing machine and then make these sweet cactus cozies: https://gardentherapy.ca/cactus-sweaters/

Garden Answer

A great wreath tutorial.

How to Pick The Best Fresh Christmas Tree

Have you chosen your Christmas tree yet?


An inspiring woman who made a difference.

An Oregon Cottage's rustic Christmas table is perfect.

See how to recreate it: https://anoregoncottage.com/green-plaid-rustic-christmas-table/

Daily Mail

Keep up the good work, Santa!

How to care for fruit trees in early winter

Give your fruit trees some love this season.


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