Container Gardening

Junk Art and Home Decor Fall Projects Round Up

Halloween Junk art and home decor projects from the Garden Charmers

The ladies in my Facebook Gardening Group called the Garden Charmers are at it again.   I asked the ladies in the group to show me what they have to share for Fall Junk art and home decor projects, and they came up with a great variety of ideas and tips for you. Decorate in Style…

My Staggered Planter Gets a Facelift

Staggered Planter with house numbers and fall plantings

A few months ago, I did a tutorial on a staggered planter with house numbers on the bottom pot for great door curb appeal. This is what the planter looked like in early spring. Since it is autumn now, and the planter is looking a bit sad, I wanted to change plants out for an…

Creative Succulent Planters

Great round up of creative succulent planters

Succulents are such neat little plants. They can withstand a great deal of neglect and still keep on growing.  They have great flowers (if you have the right conditions and are lucky and have a green thumb) and are very interesting in their own right when it comes to shape and design.  Creative succulent planters…

Repotting Succulents – An Exercise in Frustration

My succulent repotting disaster

Re-potting my succulents and cacti was not as easy as I thought it was going be.  I had a few that I had neglected for years waiting for just the right planter to put them in. They were a sad little group for sure.  I figured that I’d have them re-potted in 20 minutes or…

Easy DIY Garden Projects

DIY Indoor Garden projects

Spruce up your indoor space with one of these Easy DIY Garden Projects. These DIY gardening projects make the perfect home decor projects for indoor plants. They are simple to do and add so much appeal to a bare indoor space just crying out for some TLC. The beauty of these projects is that they…

13 Garden Bloggers Share Creative Container and Planter Ideas

What is better than an idea for a creative planter?  Why, 13 of them, of course!  I recently asked some of my gardening friends to share their creative planter and container ideas and they did not disappoint.  Their ideas are a cascade of fun and will add a great look to any garden setting. Many…

Best Succulent Containers Contest 2013

Succulent Contest

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

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…