Gardening and Planting

Affordable plants, flowers, and trees that you can add to your landscaping to create a beautiful home.   Easy ideas to improve your green thumb!

The Perfect Garden Vegetables to Grow In Pots

If you’re looking to expand your garden area this year but feel as though there just isn’t enough space to make it happen, it’s time to think outside the box. The term “garden” doesn’t mean that it necessarily has to be in the ground. Adding vegetables to grow in pots for your spring and summer gardening plans can be a great way to grow more healthy food, even when your space is quite limited. 

Full Sun Annuals

Full Sun Annuals for a Beautiful Yard

For areas in your yard that get full sun (meaning 6+ hours a day of sunlight), there is no shortage of gorgeous full sun annuals you can plant. And the best part about these beautiful annual flowers and plants is they are generally inexpensive and widely available. This means you can load up your yard with tons of beautiful color and texture without spending a lot of money.

DIY Decorative Planters – 2 Simple Options Plus Bonus Gardening Ideas!

These decorative planters are easy, cheap, and quick to make. You can turn an otherwise boring old plastic trash can and a basic terra cotta pot into pretty planters for the cost of a can of spray paint. Add some inexpensive plants and you’ll be done with this project in about an hour!

The easiest flowers to grow

The Easiest Flowers to Grow (and they’re cheap too!)

If you need some ideas for the easiest flowers to grow, look no further! There are so many varieties that you can find at any garden center for very little money that won’t take a lot of gardening skill or effort. My kids call me a cheapo – I call it thrifty.  Whatever.  I love plants and flowers, but I also have a budget.  And these affordable options fit the budget bill!  Check out these ideas for my faves!