Spring Gardening Ideas and Inspiration from HGTVGardens

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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.

spring garden ideas

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.

Expert Advice:

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.

How to make a Bubble Fountain DIY Bubble Fountain in a pot

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 to choose which plants are right for your zone


How about you?  What do you use for garden inspiration?  

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  1. Fishtail Cottage says:

    Wanted to come by to say hello…it’s so very exciting to see garden posts again, winter has lasted way too long! Just wanted to let you know Fishtail Cottage’s Garden Party will be starting up again in May (Thursday May 2nd) Would love to have you come over and link up again and again! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo, tracie

  2. Rose Hill says:

    Great post and pretty fountain. I'm a passionate gardener and living in Florida the gardening season is in full swing. I'll have to check it out – maybe I'll share some of my pics and projects with HGTV. Wish they had more garden shows:)

  3. Garden Chef says:

    I'm so inspired to rebuild my garden! Got you from Someday Crafts link up. Thank you.

  4. Love your garden ideas! I can't wait to get outside to work in my garden now.

  5. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    I have to say, I LOVE seeing you join us at Pinworthy Projects. It's so flattering :). I can't wait to start some outdoor planting and decorating. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  6. Tina from A Few Pretty Things says:

    We have a big garden but is neglected as we still have many things to do inside the house. I hope one day it will look like your inspirational picture!

  7. Karren Haller says:

    I love the garden posts, the fountain is great!! we are in the process of putting up a greenhouse and I am excited to getting growing. Come stop by Collective Sunday when you have time, add your post.
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    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up! I hope to see you again next week.

  8. Love your little bird sanctuary! I've been wanting a water feature for our backyard and your fountain is perfect! Can't wait for the tutorial 🙂

  9. love your inspiring post. I once had a bubbling fountain in a half cut barrel with goldfish and blooming water lillies. It was easy and I was surprised how well worked. That was a long time ago. I am inspired now to make another one.