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Earth Day DIY | Pressed Flower Wind Chime

Earth Day DIY | Pressed Flower Wind Chime

Celebrate this Earth Day with our fun preservation craft!  Little hands welcome!!
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Eight Eye Opening Facts About Our Home

Eight Eye Opening Facts About Our Home

This Sunday we come together to celebrate Earth and all her glory.  We are pretty excited about all things Nature here every day, but having a day set apart as time to appreciate how our planet is both fragile and magnificent in the same breath is something we look forward to all year long.  To kick off our Earth Day festivities we wanted to share 8 facts about this home we call Earth, some not so wonderful and some beyond wonder.
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Planting a Polinator Garden

Planting a Polinator Garden

Planting your garden, container pots, or landscaping has never been more powerful! Let's restore these habitats through the use of thoughtful planting!
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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs DIY

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs DIY

Easter is here!  It is a time of renewal and gathering of family and celebration!  We are sharing this safe and natural way to dye your easter eggs because it is simply our favorite and has such unique results every year!  Revel in the new life that surrounds us this Spring with this fun DIY for your family!
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Support Your Local Flower Farmer | Pepper Harrow Farm

Get to know this week's featured flower farmers, Adam and Jennifer of Pepper Harrow Farm!
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Six Things You Might Not Know About Clover

Six Things You Might Not Know About Clover

We celebrate this Saint Patrick’s Day with 6 fun facts on clover!
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How to Raise Monarchs - Guest Contributor Alisha of @folkandco

How to Raise Monarchs - Guest Contributor Alisha of @folkandco

We are so honored and excited to welcome Alisha of @folkandco to teach us all about raising monarch butterflies!  Alisha breaks down this magical process in a beautifully illustrated, easy to understand way that makes us feel that we can accomplish it, and we hope you all feel the same way!  

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5 Fun Facts About Bees & Honey - Guest Contributor Aaron Jennings

5 Fun Facts About Bees & Honey - Guest Contributor Aaron Jennings

We are honored to have beekeeper Aaron Jennings of Jennings Apiaries joining us a guest contributor this week!  We can't wait to learn more about the art of beekeeping!
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Seed A Legacy Program - Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund

Seed A Legacy Program - Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund

The loss of pollinator populations throughout North America is occurring at an alarming rate.  With stats like 40% loss of honey bee hives annually, and 80% loss of monarch populations in the last 20 years, the need for action is more critical than any other time in our agricultural history.  

 

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Plan Your Way to a Green Thumb

Plan Your Way to a Green Thumb

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?  With planning.  That's how.
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Why Local Flowers - Guest Contributor Dawn Cosgrove

Why Local Flowers - Guest Contributor Dawn Cosgrove

We are honored this week to have flower farmer Dawn Cosgrove as our guest blogger!  Dawn shares with us the importance of buying local flowers and how it can impact these local farming families in a big way. 
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Insider Tips For Seed Starting

Insider Tips For Seed Starting

Spring fever has struck and we have made way too many trips to the local nursery.  While we wait out the final freeze of the year, we wanted to share our top seed sowing tips, whether you need a refresher or are a seed sowing newbie, we can’t wait to dig in together!
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Save My Bouquet! - Caring for Fresh Cut Flowers

Save My Bouquet! - Caring for Fresh Cut Flowers

Ever wondered how to take care of your freshly cut flowers so that they will last as long as possible? We dive into six common problems when it comes to caring for your blooms and how to prevent them.
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Support Your Local Flower Farmer with Dawn Cosgrove

Support Your Local Flower Farmer with Dawn Cosgrove

This week in our Support Your Local Farmer Series we are excited to introduce Dawn Cosgrove, a flower farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada.  We were so inspired by Dawn's story and her dreamy flower farm - and know you will be too!
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Support Your Local Flower Farmer - Tiny Acre Farms

Support Your Local Flower Farmer - Tiny Acre Farms

We love our local farmers and throughout the coming weeks we will be sharing the stories of those who specifically grow flowers! Meet our first flower farmer, Stacy, of Tiny Acre Farms. Her story is so inspiring!
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Five Budget Friendly Date Night Ideas

Five Budget Friendly Date Night Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we're sharing five of our favorite date night ideas that are easy on the budget and full of fun!  Read on for some lovin' inspiration!
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Support Your Local Farmer - Bent Arrow Acres

Support Your Local Farmer - Bent Arrow Acres

We are so excited to share Adam and Claire's interview about their farm, Bent Arrow Acres!  Are you interested in farming but have no experience?  Read more to hear how this family is accomplishing their farming dream!
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New Year's Survey + Discount Code!

New Year's Survey + Discount Code!

We are so thankful for all the support, new friendships & adventures of 2017!  Check out our New Year's Survey. We'd love to know what you are looking forward to most in 2018!
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Nature Inspired Holiday Wrapping

Nature Inspired Holiday Wrapping

Giving beautifully wrapped gifts is something we love to do at Magnolia Roots Co.  We share just a few of our favorite suggestions for how to do so in a sustainable way!
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Support Your Local Farmer - Needle & Pine Tree Farms

Support Your Local Farmer - Needle & Pine Tree Farms

We are excited to bring you a holiday-inspired Support Your Local Farmer post this week!  Check out our interview with Will and Kate of Needle & Pine Tree Farms!
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Holiday Countdown Wreath - A Simple Life DIY

Holiday Countdown Wreath - A Simple Life DIY

A Simple Life DIY to help you deck your halls and save your sanity this Holiday Season!  Check out our Countdown Wreath today!
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Our Holiday Gift Guide for Bee Lovers

Our Holiday Gift Guide for Bee Lovers

In the spirit of shopping small this season, we rounded up a list of our favorite bee products for your bee lover.  Our list includes many of our own favorite small businesses and beekeepers. We know you'll love them as much as we do!
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Support Your Local Farmer - Balm+Honey Farm

Support Your Local Farmer - Balm+Honey Farm

Welcome to our second installment of our Support Your Local Farmer Series!  We so enjoyed getting to know more about Brin and Balm and Honey Farm.  If you find yourself in NE Texas make sure to stop by and check them out!
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Support Your Local Farmer - Harris Honey

Support Your Local Farmer - Harris Honey

We are excited to launch our Support Your Local Farmer series with our first featured apiary, Harris Honey. Get to know more about their love for bees and family-centered approach to their business.

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