Make Time!

Lovely thoughts flutter through your mind to hand craft  all of your gifts this year. Just imagine it, Christmas music playing in the background, an area set aside for all your crafting gear (and not having to clear the dining room table for a meal!) ...yes, it is nice to dream. Then there is the calendar flipping its…

Freezing? Keep Calm and Garden on!

   Now scheduling Fall and Winter Workshops at UGC University  for groups of 12 or less (minimum of 5) Get together at the University of UGC (Urban Garden Company) – Let's schedule it! Call for available dates and times. Designing with Bulbs  Get your hands dirty and learn about using bulbs to create a colorful garden. Tips and…

Forcing Spring!

Forcing spring bulbs is easy; it just takes a little planning to have blooming color through the winter months. Most spring bulbs need a chilling period to complete the natural cycle that makes them bloom. That cycle is the reason spring bulbs are planted in the fall. The cool wet soil and air temperature is the natural…

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Herbal Scented Sugars

For the sweet tooth on your list, create a mini selection of herb-infused sugars. Wrap up in a gift box and include a recipe book or cards sharing how to use them! Use peppermint or spearmint leaves, rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium),  lavender buds,  rose petals, lemon verbena leaves, vanilla beans or ginger. All the following recipes…

Last minute gift Idea: Wrap up Tea Time

Wrap up Tea Time Purchase pre-packaged or make your own blends if you have dried herbs harvested from the summer garden. Create a unique card to hold tea bags. Try this easy one sheet (scrapbook paper 12 x 12) folded accordion card, how-to’s are here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/3dembellishments/ss/onesheetminibook.htm Gift Package with a tea cup, shortbread cookies, a jar of…

Last minute gift idea: Christmas Quinoa

The last stretch before Christmas--do we mob the mall for those last minute things or pay overnight shipping  OR do we get creative.                                                   I love homemade gifts. As we head…