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!

Amazing Indoor Plants You Can't Kill

Indoor Plants You Can Actually Keep Alive!

Just because it’s too cold or too hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t have some amazing greenery inside!  I don’t have much of a “green thumb”, but I love the way plants make a space look bright and cheery no matter the temps outside.  So indoor plants for me have to be very forgiving!  Add some life to your house with these amazing indoor plants that you can actually keep alive!

Long blooming flowers

Long Blooming Flowers That Give You Months of Color

If you want serious bloom for your buck this Spring and Summer, you’ll want to add these beauties to your landscape this year.  I’m admittedly a lazy gardener.  I want to buy some plants, throw them in the ground, and enjoy pretty flowers all season.  That’s just what you’ll get with these long blooming flowers that’ll give you color for months!

7 Fast Growing Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

If you’re looking for ideas for fast growing evergreen trees and shrubs, this post is for you! When you’re adding plants, it can get expensive. You want to make sure you are getting the most value for your money as well as quick results. And bonus points if they stay green all year!  Check out these fast-growing evergreen trees and shrubs you can add to your landscape.

Gorgeous Perennial Flowers You’ll Love To Plant

I’m kind of a lazy flower gardener. One of those people who have great ideas and expectations when it comes to sprucing up the yard for spring and summer. However, I live in the south and we have months of 90+ degree days and lots of 100+ days once August comes. So my “gardening” kind of sucks when it’s that hot. Thus, my term “lazy gardener”.  I need plants that will just magically appear year after year like a fun surprise each spring. Plants like these gorgeous perennial flowers!

Tips For Growing Herbs You Won’t Want to Skip

It’s the perfect season for gardening!  I’m one of those garden dreamers – I wish I had a massive garden and could grow most of my own vegetables.  But, since that’s not in the cards for this year, I’ll take it down a notch and stick with growing herbs.  Growing herbs is seriously so easy.  I’ve grown many kinds and very few of them require a lot of care which is my kind of growing!

Container Plants for Full Sun

Container Plants for Full Sun

It’s time to spruce up the patios and porches with some plants!   Dust off the old planters and get them pretty for all the plants.  But if you’re like me, you need some ideas for plants that can handle the beating rays of the sun.  I’ve got so many areas in the yard that get a full 6 hours of sun each day and I need plants that can stand up to the elements.  If you’re looking for ideas for some sun loving plants, look no further.  I’ve got a fantastic list of container plants for full sun areas to keep your planters looking spiffy all summer!

Outdoor Pot Painting Ideas – How To Save Money On Planters

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a few random planters sitting around just waiting on Mother Nature to be nice enough to us to add some life to them!  I have a few that were dangerously close to getting tossed in the “get rid of” pile.  You know those ones that have been sitting around peeling and chipping, looking like a hot mess that no plant would want to call home.  Well, DecoArt paint came to the rescue!  I’ve got some outdoor pot painting ideas for you today.  Save money by updating those old sad pots and add some color to your porches.

7 Easy DIY Farmhouse Style Planters

It gets pretty pricey to buy all new planters each season.  And that’s money I’d rather spend somewhere else.  So if you’re into DIY and farmhouse style (and saving a little cash as well), check out my thrifty decorating ideas for outside.  Here are 7 easy DIY planters that will update your outdoor spaces without breaking the bank.  

You can find pretty much all the planter ideas at thrift stores, goodwill, your grandma’s basement, or wherever else you can find a deal!  If it can hold soil, you can pretty much make it a planter!

DIY Planters from Vintage Finds

Here in Georgia, we have summer days for what feels like forever!  Last year, I had roses until December, so I figure, it’s never too late to add a few more DIY farmhouse style planters to my yard.  But, if you’re working on a budget, you have to be creative and thrifty.  Planters can get pretty pricey, especially during peak season.  Come along to see how I added some more color and farmhouse style with an old rusty wagon and a vintage metal toolbox.