Oversized 3-D stars are suspended between the roof and porch railing for an eye-catching design. Attach the stars with string or fishing wire in at least three places to keep them from blowing around or getting twisted.
Earth star (Cryptanthus fosterianus) has a devoted following among houseplant lovers. It’s a soil-dwelling bromeliad, happily at home in a well-drained potting mix. Provide bright indirect light for best leaf coloring. Like most bromeliads, plants die after flowering.
This perennial shows two years of growth. From Year 1 to Year 2, the number of stems doubled. Prairie blazing star (Liatris Pycnostachya ‘Eureka’) is a native perennial that beckons pollinators like crazy.
To dress up your front yard trees you'll need: plastic or metal exterior plug-in Moravian stars; black zip ties; one 12' exterior extension cord for each Moravian star; one or two 75' grounded exterior extension cord per tree; a ladder; a camera; paper; and a pencil.
‘Mini Stars’ delphinium is a dwarf type, with plants growing 18 to 30 inches tall. The shorter stature means plants typically don’t need staking, except possibly in the windiest locations. This is the perfect delphinium for tucking into pots or the front of a planting border. Flowers offer shades of purple, blue, mauve, pink, lavender and cream.
Use six basic ingredients to make classic Christmas sugar cookies for upcoming holiday parties. Use cookie cutters to create stars, trees and other traditional shapes, and then dress up with frosting and sugar crystals in seasonal hues. Get the recipe.
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This pretty bloomer tops out at 12 to 18 inches, a just-right size for growing in containers. Petals of the bicolor blooms are edible and make a nice addition to salads, sandwiches and rice or egg dishes. Leaves have a citrusy flavor that’s tasty on sandwiches, fish or salads. Remove spent flowers to keep the blossoms coming.