Thursday, May 17, 2012

gardening 101

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

Be open to bizarre looking plants
(cat tail)

At the store, always buy the buds!

Beautiful foliage for shade does exist.

Spark conversation with ornate pottery

Use pots of different height to add volume to your patio garden

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

Use color fearlessly

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

Decorate your stairs with unique artwork and potted plants

Fairy lights will turn your garden into an eden.

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Enjoy your garden!


  1. Beautiful pictures!! Love the flowers.

  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!

  3. cute!!!

  4. great combinations and new proposals

  5. I checked your blog and I like it so much!
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  6. these photos are dreamy! what a beautiful garden :)

  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.


  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.

  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.)

  10. Gorgeous pictures! You have a lovely garden.


  11. Beautiful! And fantastic advice :)

  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!


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

  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

  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!

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

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