Container Gardening

Cowboy boot adds just the right touch for these succulents.

Cowboy boot planter and succulents.

Cowboy Boot and Succulents Combine for a Western Look This metal cowboy boot is gorgeous all by itself, but the star shaped cut outs on the side of the boot make it the perfect container for a whole host of succulents. When it comes to creative gardening, this planter is right up there at the…

Best Succulent Containers Contest 2013

Succulent Contest

Great Succulent Contest from my Friend’s website. Do you love succulents?  If so, you may be interested in a contest that my friend Jacki from Drought Smart Plants is currently running. Succulents are one of my favorite plants.  I lived in Australia for 15 years, this type of plant was very commonly grown there, both…

How To Grow Zebra Plants

How to Grow Zebra Plants

Growing Tips for Zebra Plants When I lived in Australia, a zebra plant was always one of the popular indoor plants that I wanted to grow.  I got one and managed to keep it healthy but never could get it to flower. The botanical name for the Zebra plant is Aphelandra.  The plant is fabulous.…

Exotic Allusion – Syngonium Podophyllum

How to grow syngonium plants

Syngonium plants have been popular indoor plants in many areas of the world for years.  The plant originated in South America. It is a fast growing plant for a beginner and is often used as a table top plant. This plant is commonly known as the Arrowhead Vine. One an easily see why when looking…

Staggered Planter Equals Instant Curb Appeal

DIY Staggered Planter with Street Numbers adds instant curb appeal

Planters near an entrance way are a great way to add pizzazz to a front door. But add some house numbers and a staggered planter and you will get some instant curb appeal to boot. Add Curb Appeal with a Staggered Planter This DIY Staggered Planter with House numbers is easy to do.  Well, there…

Fans of the Gardening Cook share their favorite planters

Gardening Cook Fans - favorite planters

When it comes to creative planters, the sky seems to be the limit.  Almost anything with an opening can become a garden planter.  I recently asked The Gardening Cook Facebook fans to submit their favorite planters Do you have favorite planters that you want to share? My Facebook page fans did. Here are some of…

Vertical Gardens – Great Choice for Small Yards

Vertical gardening ideas

I speak to people all the time who admire my large yard and gardens but say “I don’t have the room to do this.”  While a large yard gives you lots of space to garden, those with small yards can still grow both flowers and vegetables by using Vertical gardens. Growing up instead of out…

Shoe Planters – Recyle your Old Footwear in to Garden Planters

Great selection of unique shoe planters

Do you have some old shoes or boots laying around that are still presentable looking but have lost there wearable appeal for you?  Turn them into shoe planters for your indoor plants. Shoe Planters Make Unique Garden Containers These creative people have come up with several ideas to recycle footwear.  The possibilities are endless and…