I can’t wait to get my hands dirty! We have had a gorgeous spring and the weather has me itching to get out into the garden. How about you??
I am not into planting an acre, but I do love me a few veggies and a whole lot of flowers. This year I want to get a little more creative and go past my comfort zone to make my yard spectacular.
I have found some amazing sites that are going to get the job done. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have seen some of these sites before and I have added a couple other great ones to get you inspired.
For me a salsa garden with maybe a few herbs is all I need. We have had the full garden before and I ended up spending way too much time on it and a lot of the food went to waste.
Here is a site that can lead you to the perfect small garden.
What to keep in mind when planting your edible garden:
1. They need 6-8 hours of sun every day.
2. I like to use the biggest container possible. Why? Because this way it holds onto the moisture better. And, don’t forget to add drainage holes to the bottom of your container.
3. Always amend your soil before planting. Compost helps add nutrients to the soil and helps maintain moisture. I am all about making my life easier!!
Once my veggies are planted, I move on to my true love of flower gardening…yeah! Flower gardening with containers is a great way to spread color across your lawn and to add dimension to your landscaping.
This is a great site for some very unique container combinations. I love that they show you exactly what plants to use to get the most beautiful results.
These next containers are from BHG and again show you exactly what you need. This is such a no-fail way to have a beautiful yard!
Or this planter…
Now that I am going to have the most beautiful flowers I definitely need to find some more super amazing containers. Check out this tire display that was featured at Studio G. I fell instantly in love with these. The colors are amazing the the options are endless.
These bags make a unique statement and I am sure the price cannot be beat!
Find these at Apartment Therapy.
These are a totally different spin on container gardening…but wow what a statement!
Or, how about this a-w-e-s-o-m-e chevron planter. This site also gives you the tutorial on how to make it! My power tools are getting excited already!
Although I have started a few seedlings, I try to wait until around Mother’s Day to get all my plantings in. Until then, the risk of frost is just too likely here in South Dakota.
It is so hard to wait!!
Best of luck with all of your gardening. Love to hear any great ideas that you have!