Full Moon Names of the Year

Over the centuries, cultures around the world have given specific full moon names for each month.  These full moon names tell us much about the way these early cultures set schedules for hunting, planting and harvesting. They also explain how plants,… [Continue Reading]

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A Thanksgiving Entertainment Guide

Thanksgiving is nearly here. So, we're sharing some great Thanksgiving entertainment resources to ensure you have a healthy, delicious and safe meal.  Illustrating this post are wonderful vintage Thanksgiving cards from riptheskull on Flickr. Enjoy!… [Continue Reading]

A Thanksgiving Entertainment Guide A Thanksgiving Entertainment Guide

How to Use Fall Leaves in Garden

Autumn leaves aren't just beautiful, they also are a valuable resource for your garden. So before you start raking up your fall leaves and throwing them out, consider these gardening tips on how to use fall leaves in garden.  All photos copyright Teresa… [Continue Reading]

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At Home With P. Allen Smith

My mother used to say that when she died, she imagined heaven would look like Charlottesville, Virginia. She really meant Monticello, the famous country estate that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, with its Neoclassic architecture, orderly kitchen gardens… [Continue Reading]

At Home With P. Allen Smith At Home With P. Allen Smith

Indoor Plant Décor Inspires with Houseplants

March 26, 2014
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Do you consider houseplants to be home design accessories, just like your pillows, paintings and curtains? If not, then it’s time to give houseplants another look, according to Indoor Plant Décor co-authors Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson. In fact, the right houseplant can completely change the look of your room… Learn more and enter to win […]

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Spring Garden Guide

March 10, 2014
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Spring is right around the corner.  I know it’s hard to believe in some parts of the country. But it’s not too soon to start sowing seeds for spring and summer food harvests … or at least, thinking about what you might want to plant when the soil finally thaws. To get your garden off […]

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Vintage Garden Market Finds

February 24, 2014
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From old prints and antiques to charming spring bulbs, the Vintage Garden Market at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show was packed with imaginative gifts for the home. This post features two years of vintage garden goodness at the annual Seattle garden event. Come see some of the vintage finds spotted at this popular garden […]

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Plants with Benefits

February 11, 2014
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Seasonal Wisdom is raising a glass to herbs, fruits, flowers and veggies that are ideal for love and romance. To get the scoop on this titillating topic, we climbed under the sheets with a copy of Plants with Benefits. This new book provides a tasteful guide to aphrodisiac plants, including the appropriately named […]

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The Beauty of Snow in Images and Quotes

January 28, 2014
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“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns,” writes Jean Webster in the 1912 novel Daddy Long-Legs. In honor of this extra-snowy winter—when even the South is seeing plenty of white stuff—Seasonal Wisdom dedicates […]

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Full Moon Names of the Year

January 15, 2014
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Over the centuries, cultures around the world have given specific full moon names for each month.  These full moon names tell us much about the way these early cultures set schedules for hunting, planting and harvesting. They also explain how plants, animals and weather patterns typically behave during a particular month.  Photo courtesy FrenchFinds.co.uk/Flickr. In […]

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The Firewood Poem

January 8, 2014
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When burning a proper fire, the types of woods you use matter a great deal. Which firewoods burn best? The Firewood Poem by Lady Celia Congreve gives helpful advice on this topic. This poem was believed to be first published in the Times on March 2, 1930, but it mentions old folklore and shares knowledge that dates […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2013

From our house to yours, our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season — and a great start in 2014.  As the old weather proverb advises, “If Christmas day be bright and clear, they’ll be two winters in the year.” Stay warm and cozy wherever you are. For more holiday folklore, history, vintage cards and […]

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The Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

December 16, 2013
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Even in winter you can eat delicious garden-fresh foods, such as this Bacon, Kale and Butternut Pasta that is just about to go in the oven. It’s from the Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook, and this seasonal recipe is as delicious as it looks. Photo copyright Mary Beth Shaddix. In this post, the author Mary Beth […]

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An Edible Seasonal Tablescape

December 10, 2013
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This edible seasonal tablescape was specially created by Nell Foster of Joy Us garden. The talented book author and professional decorator agreed to share her secrets with Seasonal Wisdom readers, so you can create this beautiful table decoration yourself this holiday season. On this project, Nell brings along the professional decorating skills she garnered while […]

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