GARDEN KNOW HOW

The 1 Pot Herb Garden

Potted herbs with Sensible Gardening

Not everyone has a big garden to grow rows and rows of vegetables and herbs. Many gardeners grow what they need on decks, patios and balconies where space can be at a premium. It’s nice to grow a wide selection of herbs but too many potted herbs possibly means there is no place to sit, or to have a small…

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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Mini Cake Pan Floral Decor

How to Make a mini cake pan garden with Sensible Gardening

It is so hot here now I really can’t do much in the garden, except to keep it well watered. The weeds and perennial cut backs will just have to wait for cooler days. I ended up cleaning out a few kitchen drawers of all things and ran across some mini loaf pans that I once used to make individual…

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GROWING FOOD

Herbs can be Simple

Herbs can be simple with Sensible Gardening. Easy herbs you can grow.

Herbs are a great group of plants to grow as they are not only very attractive in the garden but also lend themselves to culinary and craft activities.  Nurseries are now supplying us with a vast choice of herbs to grow, and like any other group of plants some are easier to grow than others. The beauty of growing herbs is…

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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Lavender Gift Giving

Crafting with Lavender at Sensible Gardening

Hopefully you remembered to harvest some of your lavender this summer for future projects. There are many different projects to do with lavender such as sachets, soap making, lavender cookies and so many more.   Each year I try to seek out something different to do with my lavender and this year I plan to try the following. All make great…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

The Lavenders of Europe

Dried Lavender at Sensible Gardening and Living

Lavender is a wonderful garden plant for those gardening in zones 5 and up. Growing lavender in zones 4 and 3 can be tricky but not always impossible, even if just for a short time. It would certainly be worth growing a few plants as annuals rather than not growing lavender at all. Lavender has been in cultivation for ages…

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