Thursday, May 17, 2012

gardening 101

I believe in messy, happy gardens.
Here are a few tips I have learned over the years.

#1. 
Be open to bizarre looking plants
(cat tail)

#2.
At the store, always buy the buds!
(snapdragon)

#3.
Beautiful foliage for shade does exist.
(caladium)

#4.
Spark conversation with ornate pottery

#5.
Use pots of different height to add volume to your patio garden

#6.
Herbs, herbs, herbs
(a blend of rosemary, oregano, thyme, etc).

#7.
Use color fearlessly

#8. 
If you live in a dry area, try a cactus flower or succulent

#9. 
Decorate your stairs with unique artwork and potted plants

#10.
Fairy lights will turn your garden into an eden.

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Enjoy your garden!

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Love the flowers.

    http://heydahye.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great photos! I wish I could have a garden (or plants) but I am terrible at taking care of them :( Love your blog! Hope you will visit mine too! Let me know if you want to follow each other!

    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com

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  3. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  4. great combinations and new proposals

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    I'm waiting for u!
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  6. these photos are dreamy! what a beautiful garden :)

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  7. this garden is your creation?! it's beautiful. i love looking at these, but actually cultivating my own garden wouldn't probably work out that well. i missing the green thumb.

    leyla.

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  8. Could this garden get ANY more amazing! I love the decorations, the different pots, the lights...sooooo dreamy! I wish I was better with plants! I am so obsessed. Dear Lord. Someone get me a back porch so I can have this too.

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  9. Is it just me or does the cat tail look like it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss story? It's kind of amazing. I also believe that twinkle lights make all the difference(in the garden, home, wherever.)

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! You have a lovely garden.

    xoxo

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  11. Beautiful! And fantastic advice :)

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  12. I love all of the different plants in the pots. I want to try and do something like that on my porch. My yard is terrible right now. We have a long way to go!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  13. you can come over and do my garden, right?

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  14. I could definitely use a few of these pointers. Next year I will be moving to a new place and I wanted to have lots of flowers and plants around the house

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  15. im so clueless on gardening! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow my preppy blog. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

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  16. ive never seen a pink cattail, only brown ones! those are gorgeous!

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  17. if this is your garden i am insanely jealous. the end.

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