Winter Gardening Tricks and DIY Treats
HRN’s Caity Moseman Wadler and Garden Cult’s Carmen DeVito team up to take on winter gardening! Conquer your repotting fears, find joy preparing edible treats and gifts, up your indoor plant game, and prepare your garden for next spring with the help of their new video series.
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Making Limoncello: A Tart and Tasty Edible Gift
Make the ultimate edible gift: limoncello. You need just a few ingredients and a minimum of a week before you have a delicious digestif liqueur to enjoy yourself or give as a gift to friends and family. (In a bind for a super last minute gift? Prepare the limoncello yourself, gift it, and let it mature in the recipient's fridge). Carmen and Caity walk you through the simple steps needed to prepare this tart and tasty beverage.
Make a Lemon-Ginger Elixir: A Soothing Edible Gift and At-Home Remedy
Caity and Carmen stack lemon, ginger, and honey to prepare a handy at-home remedy for wherever you have a sore throat or want a soothing addition to a cup of tea. This beautifully layered and jarred elixir can also make for a thoughtful edible gift for the holiday season and beyond. Learn how to make it yourself.
Planting + Potting Bulbs This Winter
Even if you don’t have a garden of your own, you can force bulbs of tulip, narcissus (daffodil), or crocus plants. Carmen takes you through the steps. Start today and have a beautiful pot of flowers that are ready to bloom by spring.
How to Repot a Citrus Plant
Carmen takes you through the steps of repotting a citrus plant. Makrut lime trees are common holiday gifts but are sold in small containers that the plant won’t survive in for long. Carmen shares a step-by-step guide for successfully transplanting this tree and offers helpful tips for repotting any plant and moving your tropical plants indoors for the winter.
How to Make the Most Soothing Bath Soak
Carmen takes you through her favorite bath soak recipes. Follow her step-by-step guide to the most cold weather-combating, relaxing baths and find out her secret tips for selecting the best ingredients. Carmen also shares scent combos that will warm your heart and soothe your soul!
Making the Most of Your Garden Bed with a Cold Frame
Carmen and Caity Moseman Wadler install a cold frame! They talk about the benefits of these structures, experiment with planting garlic, and offer pointers for making the most of seeds from past seasons.
Rose Pruning 101
Carmen and Caity tackle an unruly rose bush. Follow along for practical tips about cutting back dead canes, arranging canes for optimal growth, and feeding the plant with compost and mulch.