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Live Simply, Grow Your Own, Make Natural Things


Here on Lovely Greens, you’ll find fresh ideas for growing useful plants and creatively using them in the home and garden. That includes growing flowers for handmade soap, vegetables for homemade meals, and herbs for health. I truly believe that we can improve our lives, our communities, and the environment through growing and making our own.

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I’m so pleased to be able to introduce you to my new book, A Woman’s Garden Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things. There are dozens of gardening books that show you how to grow veg or an ornamental garden. Yet many of us want to use plants for other things — artisan makes, artwork, and wellness. A Woman’s Garden fills that niche and shows you how to grow a beautiful and productive garden filled with plants that you can use in soapmaking, natural dyeing, herbal medicine, edible flower recipes, and more.

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Lovely Greens is where I share ideas for growing a garden and then using harvests in handmade soap, wholesome food, and more. Have fun browsing ideas and learning to live simply, grow your own, and make useful things.


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