Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

Add Some Window Boxes to Your Mini-Garden

Spring is officially springing and summer seems almost right around the corner. I always get an itch at this time of year to head outside and start puttering away in my garden. I call it a “garden”, but frankly it’s still a major work-in-progress. I am experimenting with which plants work where, how to create interest and mixture of height and color, and how to keep them all alive. A green thumb I am not. But that doesn’t stop me from trying!

Even if you don’t have too much in the way of outdoor space, or don’t want to tend to a huge array of plants, there are some really ingenious ways that I have spotted to create mini-gardens.

Using old pallets or other constructed planks to create vertical gardens is so clever. Wouldn’t it be great to do this with a variety of herbs?

The other item on my own outdoor to-do list is a window box. Whether you construct it yourself or pick one up at your local hardware store (all of the big box hardware stores carry them), they add a little bit of greenery and colour and warmth to any house. Such a great curb appeal booster.

Even if you don’t actually have a window to hang one under, you can get creative like these guys did here and hang one from a faux window. Let’s take a look…

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Gemma Bonham-Carter
Written by Gemma Bonham-Carter
The Sweetest Digs

Gemma Bonham-Carter has made it her mission to DIY her house into a stylishly decorated home, one project at a time. She believes that good design doesn’t have to break the bank. You’ll find her posts focus on reusing pre-loved items in surprising ways to create something new and exciting.