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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

When we were planning our new backyard several years ago, the designer said, "So I hear you want lavender. How many plants?" I told her, when you think you have too many, add five more and you'll have made a good start.

The sweetener that brings the flavor
The ivy pot has "Tell me why the ivy twines" written in Sharpie pen, with freehand leaves; the sage pot was rubber-stamped and then touched up; and the little pot was the result of Josie slopping on paint and Mommy brushing it out for her--turned out rather Monet-like!
A project for the whole family
Preparing for a happy ending