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DIY projects for the parents of a toddler

Citrus Peel Garland Cut peels into geometric shapes and string them into a decorative garland when they’re dry! You will need: oranges, a knife to cut the oranges in half (adults only), scissors, baker’s twine, a baking/cookie sheet, hand juicer, spoon. Scrape the orange peels clean with a spoon. Flatten the orange peels out a bit then cut them into …

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Sunny Calendula and Why You Need to Grow It

Once you see calendula blooms, you will never forget their golden ray-like petals that resemble the light of the sun. These golden flowers can bloom from early spring until late autumn. Seventeenth century botanist, herbalist, and astrologist Nicholas Culpepper linked Calendula officinalis with the astrological sign of Leo. From juices, soups, salves, tinctures, and herbal teas to sacred altars, these sunny blooms …

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Plant of the week: Lavender

Lavender is our plant of the week! It is native to Mediterranean region and has been known for ages. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt used lavender for cosmetic purposes, and the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Persia used it as herbal medicine. Lavender’s name comes from the Latin word “lavare” (to wash) due to the fact that lavender was used to …

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