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.
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.
I have already started some herb seedlings and they are starting to sprout. (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 even already have this container in my stash!
I love the idea of using wooden crates for planters.
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 even already have this container in my stash!I love the idea of using wooden crates for planters.
The next project on our list is to fix up and re-plant the bird sanctuary. \
We have a ton of wildlife in the area. The main attractions of this planting bed are the bird feeders and the water source. My Hubby made me this bubble fountain, we love sitting on the porch in the morning with our coffee and watching the birds perch on the edge of the fountain and bathe in it.
I just need help figuring out which plants can take the heat, plus are deer resistant and will attract birds and butterflies.
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.
This is what it looks like.
I found this photo while browsing the ideas.
This design is totally doable and would blend in to our natural hill country setting. I can’t wait to get started!
How about you? Have you already been using HGTVGardens for inspiration?
I would love to hear about what gardening plans you have for the spring. Be sure to leave me a comment and if you already have an inspiration photo album set up, be sure to share the link so I can see it!