Memorial Day marks the time to honor and reflect on the memories of fallen loved ones. Gardens are an ideal place to create a beautiful space of solitude and peace for remembering them. Here are a few ideas for how to create a memorial garden in a small space:
Summer may be coming to an end, but the blooming season is not over for annuals! Late summer/early fall is the perfect time to garden for fall colors. Refresh your garden for fall with show-stopping annuals to create the perfect autumn cozy space! Trying to pick out the best annuals for fall may sound stressful, but we have a few tips to get your fall garden started. It is important to first plan out which annuals you are looking to plant before your fall hang-out spot can be completed.
Combination planters and mixed hanging baskets are perfect ways to add color, texture, and joy to your outdoor living spaces. Check out these ten stunning planter recipes for a kickstart into spring. Just add a planter and some soil, water, and sun - instant color!
Father's Day is fast approaching. With this special day comes the opportunity to show your dad, grandfather or father figure just how much you appreciate him. This year, why not look to do so while breaking free from conventional or expected gifts? You've given ties galore. His kitchen cabinets are awash in "World's Best Dad" coffee mugs. Tools and kit accessories? Been there, done that. You might have even spent hours online or in stores selecting these items, trying to match your dad's personality with fun and functional pieces he both wants and needs. This yearly effort of finding Dad the right Father's Day gift shouldn't cause headaches — or worse, break the bank. A potted plant for Father's Day is a simple and thoughtful gift you'll both enjoy. We've got you covered in picking potted plants Dad will love, and you will love giving, all with the help of a few expert tips and tricks.
Do you love plants, but find that gardening stresses you out? Do you cringe every time someone hands you a plant and tell them you’re “sure to kill it within a week?” Do you envy the green thumbs of your neighbors, friends and relatives, while struggling to keep even one houseplant yourself? If this sounds like you, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Plenty of people struggle to keep plants alive at first, but with time, practice and a little instruction, anyone can learn to do it. Just because it isn’t something that comes naturally to you doesn’t mean you have to accept that you’ll never be able to do it. Keeping potted plants alive is a learned skill, and there is no reason you can’t learn to do it, too. To help you out and get you started on your plant-care journey, we’ve put together this tutorial on everything you need to know about how to take care of potted plants. By the time we’re finished here, you’ll be ready to put these skills into practice. So grab your gardening gloves and potting soil and let’s get started.
If you’re like many of us, Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you. You know it’s sometime in the late spring, but the exact date always slips your mind. Unlike holidays like Christmas, which most of us would have a hard time forgetting, Mother’s Day is just one of those holidays that tends to slip through the cracks. Too often, we go from one day where Mother’s Day isn’t even on our radar, to the next day, when we suddenly realize Mother’s Day is tomorrow and we still don’t have a gift prepared.
Ready to start your garden but you’re short on space? Maybe you live in an apartment or townhouse or space is limited in your yard. Or, you just want to add an extra pop of color on the patio or porch. No worries – container gardening can be an easy and quick fix. All you need is the container, soil, fertilizer and plants
If you’re looking for a way to brighten up your porch, patio or front entrance, consider adding a bright, colorful container or planter. Not only do containers add beautiful pops of color, but it is an easy way to get started with container gardening.
Container plants are the perfect way to bring some color to entryways and patios, especially in the winter! There is no need to count them out just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are most in need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, so long as they are frost resistant!