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Get Plant Inspired!

Many years ago, I got excited about gardening and planted all sorts of flowers and herbs around our house.

Then one day, my husband innocently asked, “Why do you keep planting these things, if you never use them?”

He was right! I wasn’t using a single thing that I’d been planting, because I wasn’t  quite sure how to do so.

That one simple question triggered a consuming passion for figuring out creative (and actually useful) ways to enjoy the plants that were growing around me.

The Things to Make Series is an attempt to organize some of my recipes and ideas into a “plant cookbook” for everyone to  use. (You can find a ton more plant-based projects in my print books as well.)

If you’d like to learn how to  best preserve your flowers and herbs, check out my article, How to Harvest & Dry Flowers From Your Garden.

If you love the projects and recipes on this website, them be sure to pick up a copy of my newest book, The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. Available Now!

Go Green in Every Part of Your Life With This Huge Collection of Easy, All Natural Products.

Big Book of Homemade Products front Cover

Expanded Edition with 151 Recipes.

Order The Big Book of Homemade Products For Your Skin Health & Home through one of these bookseller links or your favorite bookstore.

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