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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Garden Dreaming – Part II

Juddie's garden in Melbourne, Australia

Another view from Juddie's garden

Today, we’re very fortunate to have Juddie from Flightless Boyds in Melbourne, Australia guest posting about gardening. Her blog is one of my favorites; whenever I visit, I feel like I’m on a mini-vacation. The fact that we’re in different . . . → Read More: Garden Dreaming – Part II

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Garden Dreaming – Part I

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

Here in Colorado the days are short and the ground is frozen, but that doesn’t stop us from planning and daydreaming about this summer’s garden. In fact, January is the perfect month to gaze out at . . . → Read More: Garden Dreaming – Part I

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Coming Tomorrow: Garden Dreaming

Growing food at home is not only economical, it’s a great step toward self-sufficiency and a more sustainable life. I hope you’ll join us tomorrow and Saturday when two very special guest bloggers share their thoughts about gardening. On Friday we’ll hear from one of our favorite and inspiring blogger friends, Lynn from . . . → Read More: Coming Tomorrow: Garden Dreaming

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

You'll Dig This – Build Your Own Eco-Friendly Raised Garden for Less

In our efforts to convert more of our yard to gardening space, I wanted to add a raised garden for planting vegetables. I briefly lusted after one of these kits from Plow & Hearth, made from recycled plastic:

…but the $149.95 price tag (+ $17.99 for shipping) seemed to defeat the idea . . . → Read More: You'll Dig This – Build Your Own Eco-Friendly Raised Garden for Less

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Can You Compost a Poinsettia?

Photo by stevendepolo

Dear Ms. Homesteader,

Now that the holidays are over, my poinsettia is dropping its red petals and becoming less attractive by the hour. My wife suggested throwing it in the compost pile, but I thought I remembered reading that poinsettias are poisonous. To compost or not . . . → Read More: Can You Compost a Poinsettia?

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.