There's nothing we love more on a warm Saturday or Sunday than to swing by a garden store and shop for flowers. If you're in the mood for some weekend shopping, we've rounded up 8 guides to stores that sell plants, outdoor furniture, lighting, and more.
- Modern Florists: From Coast to Coast Nothing dresses up a home as cheaply and beautifully as flowers. If you'd like to step it up a notch from the grocery store bouquet, check out this guide to independent modern florists across the country. It's also a helpful resource if you're planning a wedding or an event.
- Container Gardening for Beginners: Shopping Guide
Thinking about growing herbs on your porch but don't know where to start? This guide has tips for choosing what to grow, finding the right containers, and equipping yourself with helpful tools.
- Small Indoor Garden Solutions
A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop you from gardening. This list bullet points a few stores that carry urban gardening supplies, including wall planters, garden kits, and ceramic pots.
- Budget Sources for Outdoor Furniture
Unless you're going the thrift store route, the price of outdoor furniture can cause serious sticker shock. This guide highlights a few resources that consistently stock patio furniture in the low hundreds and under.
- Shaker Garden Shed: Get the Look
If you prefer to keep things classic and simple in the garden, this guide lists some good resources for Shaker organizational supplies, basic seed tins, canning jars, metal pails, and straw hats.
- Best Sources for Picnic Equipment
Even if you spend some cash on a basket or a blanket, a picnic usually costs less than throwing a party at home, and the clean-up is much easier. :) This guide lists 16 affordable sources for baskets, blankets, coolers, and knives.
- Outdoor Entertaining in Vintage Style: Get the Look
If picnics on the lawn aren't your thing, and you'd rather throw a real sit-down dinner out of doors (complete with a tablecloth and silverware) this guide lists resources for vintage entertaining supplies with plenty of 'campy cabin' style.
- Best Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Stores
Looking for a way to bring some evening drama to your backyard? This guide has 8 modern sources for lighting that you could use in a living room or on a patio.
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