If you are planning to plant a garden this year, you probably have some
garden supplies that need organizing. Here are some creative storage ideas for a
variety of spaces using things you might already have at home.
One of my earliest memories of spending time with my grandfather was watching him stand over an array of small pots in the dining room, carefully checking their growth. He explained to me that soon they would be ready to go outside in the garden, and eventually they would become vegetables. Not being super keen on some vegetables as a child, I had to squelch the desire to sabotage his budding collection waiting to be moved to the big plot outside.
Enough with spring cleaning! Time for fun, gardening and playing outside. My inner Martha Stewart needs colors and fun in the yard. Since the kids are done with their seedlings and are taking their jobs of caring for their plants seriously, we decided we needed beautiful pots to put all these grown plants in once the weather permits.
I'm fortunate to have a house in the city with a backyard that receives lots of morning sunlight and a front yard that basks in the strong afternoon sun. I get to experience the best of both worlds, but many of my friends aren't as lucky, and their gardens and yards often show it. Last week we gave you a few ideas for shade-loving plants — this week I'm going to round off the list with a few suggestions for shade-loving trees (and for an added bonus, they're also perfect for compact spaces!).
If you don't live in a house with a yard, it can be easy to dismiss flower bulbs as something you could never use. On the contrary: bulbs are great for container gardens and little indoor centerpieces. The folks at Longfield Farms offer a wide selection of bulbs, as well as a how-to section to help walk you through the process.
Shirley Watts had impressive artistic vision when she planned this garden. Each element, from the paving to the furniture to the plants, displays an attention to detail that makes this small garden something special.
Think of this DIY wall shelf and indoor hanging garden system as the lo-tech, low cost version of the Ambius indoor vertical garden. The customizable shelving system is adjustable with "stack-able" shelving units, notched and locked together with an interlocking design. But it's really the hanging garden which sets this apart from other shelving units...
I can't be the only one with Fannie Farmer daydreams of Sunday mornings spent in a garden that's been around for ages. Problem is, I don't have an old garden (or a new one, for that matter). If you're also looking to fulfill green thumb fantasies, here's how to get the vintage garden look, with splurge and steal budgets.
Most people think that having a green thumb is just something you're born with. Little do they know all it takes to keep your household foliage alive is a little 411. Are you chronically killing your leafy friends? Here are a few reasons why another one might be biting the dust.