Get your garden growing with these simple tips, inspiration, and party how-tos.
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Create the ideal environment for plants and flowers to grow healthy, regardless of the amount of sunlight or outdoor temperature. Suitable for apartment balconies, small patios or wherever garden space is limited.
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I suspect I could make one of these out of a Gorm Ikea shelf. Leisure Season Mini Greenhouse, Solid Wood, Decay Resistant
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$199.99 LOVE! Leisure Season Mini Garden Greenhouse
If I manage one successful tomato plant, maybe I'll consider this next year.
Leisure Season 1 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 6 in. Cypress Mini Greenhouse-MG6116 - The Home Depot
Even in the last weeks of winter, you can still garden indoors, growing a windowsill of green. Rosemary, chives, oregano, thyme, lemongrass and mint are the easiest herbs to grow in a sunny window. And when the weather warms up, you can take move them outside for another season of goodness.
Add Flavor to Winter Dishes with Homegrown Herbs | Garden Club
You may talk to your houseplants while you care for them, but did you know that if you pay close attention, you can understand what your plants are telling you? Learn how to help them flourish by translating your houseplants’ signals. Click through to The Home Depot's Garden Club.
How to Read Your Houseplants | Garden Club
This highly versatile cart makes doing yard work easier. It instantly converts from a wheelbarrow to a dolly, and much more. The patented design adjusts the center of gravity for a balanced and easy-to-manage load.
Worx 4 cu. ft. AeroCart-WG050 - The Home Depot
Acclaimed landscape designer and best-selling author Rebecca Sweet (Rebecca Sweet) offers simple strategies for transforming established plots and empty spaces into the garden of your dreams. Start by identifying problems with your current plantings (such as clashing colors, lack of flow and "one-of-each-it is"), then learn how to inject new life using artful combinations of color, texture and form. One of the best gardening design guides you'll find.
Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture and Form-9781440330407 - The Home Depot
Layering fragrance, with color, texture and form, creates a garden tapestry, according to Northern California designer Rebecca Sweet. Her Zone 9 garden is fragrant in February with evergreens such as daphne, sweet olive, night phlox, sweet box and chamelauciam. || Rebecca Sweet | Harmony in the Garden
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These staggeringly beautiful bleeding heart blooms from Jennifer at Three Dogs in a Garden will have your heart beating faster and longing for spring. Take a garden tour and learn more about these sanguine selections. || Three Dogs in a Garden - Gardening
Three Dogs in a Garden: A Spring Valentine
Pair the Viagrow Plastic Potato Planter Raised Bed with a pack of seed potatoes, and in a few months you'll harvest home-grown spuds. This potato planter features a drainage hole and a Velcro door to check progress on the spuds.
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Viagrow 20 in. Plastic Potato Planter Raised Bed (2-Pack)-V30910 at The Home Depot
Viagrow 20 in. Plastic Potato Planter Raised Bed (2-Pack)-V30910 - The Home Depot
To get a handle on weeds, the gardener’s best defense is a good offense. Build up a healthy lawn and garden beds, cultivate good gardening habits, and weeds will become less of a problem over time. Click through to The Home Depot's Garden Club to learn more.
To Eliminate Weeds, Begin with the Seeds | Garden Club
For your to-do list before garden planting time-- get your soil tested and take the recommended steps to balance your soil. Leo and Jane (and their faithful friend Lucy) show you how on their blog, Cottage at the Crossroads. The Home Depot sells soil test kits and local extension services offer tests, too. || Cottage at the Crossroads
After the Soil Test, What Next? - Cottage at the Crossroads
For the botanically inclined, enjoy this absolutely lovely way to display your potted tulips. Follow Sand and Sisal’s instructions and shake loose the dirt, add marbles to a clear container and admire the beauty of the tulip, roots and all. || Sand and Sisal
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How to Force Tulip Bulbs Indoors
How to Force Tulip Bulbs in Water - this would be a great gift idea too.
Sweet! How to force tulips to grow indoors. Tulips are my fave!
Another pinner says: Sweet! How to force tulips to grow indoors. I'm totally doing this! My forced bulbs have already started coming up, but this vase idea is so much prettier than the green plastic containers I have!
How to Force Tulip Bulbs in Water - Sand and Sisal
No matter the size of your garden or your gardening style, it’s necessary to invest in quality tools so that your plants can flourish — and to make your gardening tasks easier. The Home Depot's Garden Club can help you determine the garden tools you need.
Tools to Fit Your Gardening Style | Garden Club
Your gardening style determines the tools you will need to make your gardening tasks easier and more effective. Follow our handy quiz and learn your gardening style and the tools you need to get the job done, then click through to learn more.
What Kind of Gardener Are You? | Garden Club
Do your gardening daydreams involve a greenhouse, but maybe your budget isn't ready? Look no further than your kitchen recyclables, and try A Garden for the House's trick of winter-sowing, making mini-greenhouses out of discarded milk cartons.
Your 2015 Winter-Sowing Project
Succulents are the ideal no fuss plant. Requiring minimal space and attention, they deliver beautiful accents to any room or flower arrangement that even novice gardeners can handle. See the many ways you can display succulents when you click through.
Display Succulents in Style | Garden Club
Escape the chill of winter by going on a mini-vacation in your own home with tropical houseplants. Popular tropicals such as Peace Lilies, Rabbit’s Foot Ferns, and orchids will bring a warm oasis of color indoors that even the most novice gardener can keep happy until spring.
Warm Up with Tropical Houseplants. | Garden Club
Beyond kale chips and green smoothies, there are many wonderful ways to incorporate dark leafy kale in your menus. Try Jeanette's Healthy Living's flavorful and fresh recipe for Kale Guacamole. || Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Kale Guacamole Recipe - Jeanette's Healthy Living
Starting seedlings indoors is a great way to get the most out of your garden season. Shaina Olmanson of Food for My Family recycles containers and gets her kids involved in the seed starting project. Shaina offers tips for nourishing the seedlings from seed to garden. || Shaina Olmanson | Food for My Family
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Caring for Seedlings Indoors | Food for My Family
Learning the different between mint and basil can be difficult for the youngest gardeners. Jennifer of August Wren painted/designed river rocks to help her children learn the difference, and possibly saved dinner in the process. || August Wren
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Great for foot path herb gardens or a fix for too many rocks. August Wren: Herb Markers - instead of those plant marker tags
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Herb garden rock plant markers. Crayons melted onto hot rocks is fun for the kids but they melt when it gets hot...perhaps this could be done with a white sharpie instead?
August Wren: Herb Markers
No need to rely on hothouse flowers for a touch of spring in the darkest days of winter; just bring some branches of forsythia inside and force them to bloom. Kevin at A Garden for the House shows you how, including an extensive list of shrubs suitable for forcing.
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When pruning Forsythia (and lots of other flowering shrubs) bring the branches inside to "force" flowers.
Apparently you can make flowers bloom inside during the winter by picking dead branches/plants from the yard!
winter blooming forsythia with tips about forcing
Instant Spring: Forcing Forsythia & Other Branches A VASE OF GLOWING, GOLDEN FORSYTHIA is just the thing to alleviate winter dullness in the house. You can cut the branches in late December or early January, and they will bloom for you just 2 or 3 weeks later. And other common garden shrubs can be forced as easily. Of course the branches will look dead at first, but the flowers are there, just waiting for the warmth and light your windows can provide. Here’s my incredibly fun forcing routine:
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Instant Spring: Forcing Forsythia & Other Branches
Ginger's roots are showing with this neat little hack. Just soak the roots overnight, then plant in a saucer of Sphagnum moss. Grow outside or inside, and enjoy some culinary spice. Steven at The Rainforest Garden shows you how. || Steve Asbell
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The Rainforest Garden: Growing Ginger Roots from the Grocery Store
Follow Anne at The Micro Gardener's 4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral, and all your herb gardening will turn, turn, turn. This compact design will add architectural interest to any garden setting. || The Micro Gardener
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Herb spiral with compass points. | The Micro Gardener How to Directions for spiral herb garden
I love this Herb Spiral! I'll be planning one like this for my front yard.
Spiral herb garden - near back door so you can get herbs for cooking.
Herb Spiral Garden
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Let loose your inner crafter with an easy embellishment for an inexpensive basket. Trish and Bonnie of Uncommon Designs use Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints (available from The Home Depot) to dress up the nest for an easy care succulent. || Uncommon Designs
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DIY Painted Stripe Baskets
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Create simple and adorable stripe painted baskets in just a few steps!
Add a bit of fun to some simple baskets by painting them with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints! Create your own DIY Stripe Painted Baskets.
DIY Stripe Painted Baskets - Uncommon Designs
Vegetable gardening doesn’t end with summer’s tomatoes. Grow greens through the cooler months and enjoy a winter’s worth of comforting dishes like this dish of Sauteed Garlicky Greens with Chickpeas from bloggers Todd Porter and Diane Cu at White on Rice Couple. || Todd & Diane (White On Rice Couple)