Author Archives: thegardendiaries

About thegardendiaries

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.

Fall Pod Basket-Everlasting Decoration

Create an everlasting harvest pod basket with assorted cones, pods, and dried botanicals to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Continue reading

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Tragic, Moving, and Beautiful – Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial located in Shanksville, PA is a work in progress to honor the sacrifice of 40 passengers who tried to stymie the efforts of the high jackers on their plane. Meadows, trees, and wetlands are being restored and planted to beautify the grounds. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Treats-Decorating with Succulents

Pumpkins and succulents are natural companions, adding a fall flair to decorating. Easy to do, no mess decorating gourds and pumpkins is outlined in this quick tutorial. Continue reading

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Spinning Honey

Honey spinning is a big event at my house in the fall. Extracting and bottling the honey is a surprisingly simple low tech but messy task. Continue reading

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Saddlebacks are Back!

Saddleback caterpillars are comical looking but pack a powerful sting! Stay away from these as the sting is worse than a bee sting and the pain can last for days. Continue reading

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