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The Latest Mushroom Cultivation Technique is in “Yesterday’s News”

Here’s a really quick, easy, and simple hack for growing mushrooms at home with just a few easily obtainable items. I learned this technique from a couple members of the Georgia Mushroom Growers Club at the Radical Mycology Convergence in New York last September. The ingredient list is short and consists of “Yesterday’s News” Kitty Litter (unused […]

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At Long Last, Our Foursquare Floor Plan

There's really no better way to understand how a home's rooms flow from one to the next than by looking at a floor plan. 

While we've been sharing the many recent projects we've been furiously working on at our "new" house, we've realized that the layout of our home may be quite confusing if you're reading along. In the past we put together a fairly detailed floor plan of our house in Old Town Alexandria, but we've yet to do the same for our house on the water.

So before we get further along in the descriptions of our work, how about we give you a little virtual tour of our space via a detailed floor plan, description, and a few photos?

From the outside our home is considered an American Foursquare, built at the very beginning of the style's popularity. 

But on the interior it shares many holdover architectural details more commonly associated with late Victorian era construction. This is especially true when it comes to the home's more ornate mouldings.


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Best Videos about Planting Trees, Shrubs and Perennials – and Let the Arguing Begin? by Susan Harris

“There’s controversy in gardening?” is a question I’m often asked, as if gardening were crafting, I suppose. Rant readers, who can answer that question while citing the hottest topics in gardening today, may be surprised to learn about a new one – soil amendments, good or bad. Yes, despite long-held beliefs about the value of […]

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Seed starting lessons I learned the hard way

Starting your own seeds can be intimidating for new gardeners, but once you get the hang of it, there’s nothing to fear. One of my goals here on the blog is to provide you with the best information, to help you grow great flowers and hopefully dispel the notion that success is only possible for professionals. In addition […]

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Letter Boards for a STEAL + Coupon Code!!

YOU GUYS!!!! The day is finally here. I feel like I need a solid 5 minute dance break to get this post started. 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 If you’ve been on any form of social media in the last 9 months you know that

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The Mysterious Refinishing Magic That is Danish Oil

If you are a thrifter or a hand-me-down furniture lover take heed, your life is about to change. Meet your new boyfriend Danish Oil. You know when you buy an older piece of furniture and it just looks tired? The

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Seed Starting Basics

Starting your own seeds is a great way to get a jump on the season. It also gives you access to hundreds of specialty varieties that you won’t find at your local nursery and is the most affordable way to fill a cutting garden fast. You just need to keep a few key things in […]

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Would You Rather?

Hey!! I’ve got a burning question rattling around inside my head and would love to know your thoughts. Would you rather… Spend $1 million on renovating an old building or spend $1 million on a new build? The Parade of

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Gardening with a purpose by Elizabeth Licata

This phrase appears in many recent industry trend reports, but I don’t quite remember what they mean by it. Here’s what I mean by it. For years now, it’s been abundantly clear that the country (and planet) we all garden on is threatened with wide-ranging environmental peril. We all know this. It is so very, […]

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A New Take on Invasive Plants by Thomas Christopher

I’ve been reading an important book. It’s not new – it was published in 2010 – but it is even more relevant today than when it was fresh off the press. It is Peter Del Tredici’s Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast. Conceived of as a field guide to the plants you might encounter in […]

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