Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
-New England proverb
Dare I say, Spring is finally here? Yes, I am going to take the bold step forward and declare it! And, with the promise of warmer days ahead, we can turn our sights to venturing outside and preparing our gardens. Whether you have a large yard, just a small patch of earth, or even if your springtime greenery is indoors, there are ways you can enjoy the cathartic act of planting without spending more than the price of the seeds or plants.
Sprucing up your garden with a new theme or creating a new planting space, inside or out, can be done simply through the use of some of the things you have lying around your house.
An old pair of worn out work boots make a great containers for outdoor flowers. A brightly colored chipped piece of pottery adds it's own color to greenery. An old mug that you like or a small bowl are also great options.
Just last week my daughter mentioned a planting idea she had seen that she'd like to try in her apartment. It is to use hanging shoe pockets. I love this idea and think it would also be great for growing an assortment of herbs in or near the kitchen. What fun! Take a look.
April 15, 2011