Spring is here and that means it’s time to start thinking about what to plant in my garden containers and re-doing the little flower bed off my back porch. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HGTVGardens.com.
This year, I want to get my plant selections right, meaning we need to choose plants that are right for our zone and are heat tolerant and deer resistant. Luckily, there is a great new site to help me do this, HGTVGardens.com, which is brought to you from the experts at HGTV.
HGTVGardens is a fantastic online resource to help you learn about all aspects of gardening, from veggies to flowers to backyard chickens. There is a ton of expert advice available to answer questions such as:
- Which plants grow best together?
- How to prune your fruit trees?
- What plants grow best in your area?
- Recognizing plant diseases and figuring out what is wrong with your plants.
- Tips and tricks to get rid of garden pests.
Awesome Garden Inspiration
I personally love all of the photo galleries and inspiration from others.
You can save your inspiration photos to an album to help keep everything organized and all in one place. I have already created a photo album for all of the container gardening inspiration pictures that I like. It is exactly what I need to organize the ideas and to help me decide how to layout, design and choose the right plants for the containers on my porch.
Some of my saved ideas are:
How to start and herb seedling garden. (My kids are enjoying watching the growing process.) I can’t wait until the seedlings are ready for transplant.
I found this fabulous planter picture and saved to my album so I can recreate it later.
I love the idea of using wooden crates for planters. I even already have this container in my stash!
How to make a square foot garden.
Garden Path ideas. This design is totally doable and would blend in to our natural hill country setting. I can’t wait to get started!
Plant Zone Finder. The plant finder allows you to search a large data base of plants that will grow well in your area/climate zone. You can filter your results based on plant type, light, and water needs as well as other options.
How about you? What do you use for garden inspiration?
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.