Beautiful Garden and Backyard Retreats

Be inspired here with beautiful, creative secret gardens carved out by home owners to create a small piece of paradise to rest, relax and nurture the soul.

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An elegant sanctuary that gives a fresh yet warm relaxing space.

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A beautiful sunlight-drenched inviting space.

Beautiful Garden and Backyard Retreats

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This lovely garden retreat truly enjoys the sights, sounds and scents of nature.

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“Sometimes, the most productive thing that you can do is to step outside and do nothing… relax and enjoy nature.” – Melanie Charlene

Beautiful Garden and Backyard Retreats

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“Home is often a place where we put on our most comfortable clothes, sit in our most comfortable spot, and completely let go and relax.” – Dicken Bettinger

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“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Andersen

Beautiful Garden and Backyard Retreats

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Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal. 

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable .

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What is your idea of a garden or a backyard retreat? Please leave your comments below.

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Garden Lover

Do you have a Mom who loves to garden? Gardening is without a doubt one of the most popular hobbies in the world. And if your Mom loves gardening then she’ll love these Mother’s Day gifts for the garden lover. These garden gifts are practical, beautiful and unique.

Any gift you give Mom will be meaningful, and here you’ll find both diy Mother’s Day gifts and thoughtful purchased gifts that all show you’re thinking of what she loves for the Mom you love.

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If your Mom is a gardener and foodie, this “Grow a Tomato Sauce Garden” gift basket is perfect. You can put this gardening kit together in almost no time at all.

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Easy, thoughtful, meaningful gifts for the Moms in our lives. This diy project gives plain potted herbs a pretty {and easy!} makeover for gift giving!

Mother’s Day gifts for the Garden Lover

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These beautiful decoupaged pots add a touch of country French decor that make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift .

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Cute DIY garden markers that Mom would love.

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This Italian herb garden salad dressing gift basket is a great handmade gift. But it’s also unique and a nice way to give a little garden love to Mom. This basket includes recipes and a mix – but it also includes the three fresh herbs that are called for in the recipes!

Mother’s Day gifts for the Garden Lover

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Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

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Beautiful hand painted rocks for garden markers Mom Will love.

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Beautiful free Mother’s Day gift tags that add a special touch and detailing to any gift.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Warmly,

Private Roof Top Garden

Today I’m excited to share with you a great gardening idea: a private roof top garden, or also known as a roof deck garden. This roof top garden is built on top of a townhouse that provides an additional or extended living space outdoors. It’s early spring and and the raised garden beds are bare so I wanted to show the layout and structure of the garden beds before anything goes in them.

A roof top garden needs some special considerations and one of the most important of course is weight. How much weight can a roof top take? Also, there are often restrictions on the height of what you can put on a roof top. These would have to be okayed with your local city regulations.

There are three raised cedar garden beds that are 2 1/2 ft x 6 ft and a smaller one that is 37” x 37” x 44” high (the garden bed itself is 14” high).

Private Roof Top Garden

Keeping the idea of reducing, reusing and recycling in mind, there is also a cedar compost bin that is 23” x 24” with a height of 26”. Gail Pabst from the National Garden Bureau says, “ Composting allows you to feed house plants and balcony containers, reduces household waste, and saves you a trip to the dumpster.”

There is a removable frame with plastic cover that fits on top of one of the garden beds for frost and wind protection. It is screwed on to one side of the raised garden bed and secured down to the other side with a rope or small bungee cord as wind can be an issue on top of the roof with less protection from surrounding trees, buildings etc.

Private Roof Top Garden

The plastic is secured to the frame with staples and reinforced at the corners with plywood.

The posts at each corner of the raised garden bed are higher than the bed itself for the framed plastic to sit on top of and swing open when needed.

The underside of the garden bed.

Private Roof Top Garden

There is irrigation set up to all the beds.

The kinds of plants you choose for a private roof top garden depends on what purpose you have in mind. If you’re thinking about creating a natural habitat that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, lavender and snapdragons are good choices. It can be warmer, windier and drier on top with a private roof top garden so keep that in mind when choosing plants as well. Grasses and herbs might be a good choice.

Zinnias and Snapdragons.

Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal. 

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable .

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My Garden Planner

Do you love gardening or know someone who does? Introducing…

My Garden Planner Downloadable Printable for gardening lovers!

Gardening is a rewarding way of bringing life to a space. Good results are truly a reward for all your hard effort. With gardening there is a plan to be made and things you need to know before you start and as you go, and My Garden Planner will help you along the way.

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

An organized gardener is a happy gardener. No more scraps of paper all over the place or distant and vague memories of what worked or didn’t work in the garden or flower beds last year.

My Garden Planner makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or buy it as a gift for a friend or loved one.

My Garden Planner is the ultimate planner for garden care and organization. And better yet, it’s undated. Therefore, you won’t have to buy a new planner each year. Use this one-time purchase as your go to planner to organize your gardening year after year. It really is perfect :).

Designed with features that are important to gardeners in this printable 30 page 8.5 x 11 inch garden planner including :

-Plant wishlist

-Seed packet information worksheet

-Seed starting record

-Daily (1) weekly (1) , and monthly (12)To Do lists

-Garden Layout planning worksheet

-Garden Layout Notes worksheet

-Garden Sketches worksheet

-Weekly watering schedule

-Problems and Treatment tracker

-Compost tracking sheet

-Seed packet envelopes

-Notes worksheet

-Photos worksheet

-Flower container ideas worksheet

-Window box ideas worksheet

TIPS FOR USING MY GARDEN PLANNER

There are some pages you may want to print more than one copy of. Print what you feel is necessary. For example, the Weekly Planner sheet you will want to print out a copy for each week you will be actively working in your garden. Same as for the Garden Daily To Do List. You may want to make several copies of the Seed Envelopes sheet if you save your own seeds.

My Garden Planner is designed so you can customize it to suit your own needs. For example, if you don’t start or plant seeds, just leave that section out. If you don’t save your own seeds, leave the seed envelope section out.

Of course you can print the planner out on your home printer, but another great option is to have it printed at your local office supply store. I know with Staples you can send the file over to them via their online site and then pick it up later that day. I used their Same Day Pickup/ Simple Print option . If you didn’t want to use a binder you could choose a heavier paper to give those pages a little bit of extra sturdiness.

You could also have the office supply store bind the planner for you in a booklet form.

I use an inexpensive ½” 3-ring binder so sheets can be added and removed at will.

The second page in My Garden Planner are side strips in different sizes (depending on your binder size) for slipping behind the plastic on the spine of the binder. There are four different binder spine sizes : 1”, 1 1/4”, 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 inch.

If you use a binder you can use the cover (title) page to slip behind the plastic on the front.

NOTE:

This is a Digital PDF that you can print out either at home or your local office supply store. No physical product will be sent.

I don’t accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

DOWNLOAD MY GARDEN PLANNER HERE

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Gardening Tips: Saving Flower Seeds

Today I want to share about gardening tips: saving flower seeds to grow in next year’s garden. I want to show what California poppy, wave petunia, dwarf sweet pea, and Lavatera seeds look like and how easy it is to collect these seeds. Saving seeds is not only easy, it is rewarding and a great way to save money!

Once you’ve collected your seeds you’ll need clean jars or envelopes to put your seeds in, a way to label them, and of course the seeds themselves. I find it helpful to have a piece of plain white paper(computer or printer paper) to collect the seeds on as it makes it easier to see the seeds, and then you can also use the paper as a funnel to pour the seeds into the containers.

When gathering seeds, it is important to know about cross pollination and to know whether you’ll be guaranteed to get the same flower next year and to know what kind of flower variety you have.

Hybrid plants are plants that have been bred to keep specific traits from other varieties to create a new variety. So if you gather seeds from a hybrid plant, you may not actually get the specific variety of hybrid plant again. You might get a parent plant or some strange mix. You’re not guaranteed to get the exact same plant again.

Open pollinated varieties are plants that when you gather seeds from them, you get the same plant again from year to year. So when you buy your seeds, you want to look for the open pollinated varieties. A couple of things to know though. The open pollinated varieties will cross pollinate which means the seeds from one variety can be affected by pollen from a nearby plant.

Another thing to remember is that if you have 2 types of open pollinated seeds of the same plant category planted close to each other they can cross pollinate with one another and you might get some random mix of what you grew this year. So for example, if I planted three varieties of Petunias close to each other, when I gather seeds from them I may get a mixed bag of results. Just something to keep in mind.

California Poppies:

This is the pod that has formed after a California poppy has finished flowering. In this photo, the pod is too green, the seeds won’t be ready yet.

Gardening Tips: saving flower seeds

When the pod is brown and dried out looking, and and you’re able to pick it off easily from the stem then it’s ready. When the pod is split open, you’ll see numerous seeds inside. Scrape them off onto paper or a container.

Wave Petunia

After the flower is finished and dries up it gives way to a seed pod. The seed pod from a wave petunia looks like this one that the pen is pointing at. This one is ready because you can see that it’s brown, dry and already opening to let out it’s seeds.

Gardening tips: saving flower seeds

You simply shake the seeds out of the pod to collect them.

Sweet Pea

Lavatera

The seed pods of the Lavatera are large and easy to spot. They start out green and then turn brown as they dry out. As you can see on this plant there are both green and brown seed pods.

Gardening Tips: saving flower seeds

The seeds come out very easily when ready. I just turned he seed pod upside down and the seeds fell out into my hand. I didn’t even need to shake the pod.

After you’ve gathered your seeds, they’re ready to be put in labelled envelopes or jars and kept in a cool dry place over the winter.

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White wave petunias

Dwarf sweet peas
Lavatera

Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable

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Garden Gifts Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day (or Christmas, or her birthday, or anytime) is all about showing Mom how much she is loved and appreciated. If your Mom loves to garden, here are some garden gifts mom will love(speaking from a gardening lover herself)! Whether you’re shopping for your Mom, Grandmother or wife, these Mother’s Day(or Christmas, or birthday or anytime) gift suggestions for the woman who loves to garden are sure to please!

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”~ Cardinal Mermillod

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1. Waterproof comfort shoe

2. 9 Herb window garden

3.Floral print garden tool set

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4. Garden planner and journal

5. Gardening Kneeling pad

6. Copper plant labels

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7. Inspirational Psalm stones

8. Waterproof boots

9. Nitrile gardening gloves

10. Collect, carry and clean colander

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11. Women’s gardening hat

Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable.

If you find my posts at all helpful, I do appreciate you taking the time to share my posts or follow my account.

I hope you found my post on Garden Gifts Mom Will Love inspiring. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Low Maintenance Front House Landscaping Ideas

Now that spring is here and people are turning their attention to more outdoor projects, here are some great low maintenance front house landscaping ideas that add beauty, enjoyment and increase the curb appeal of your home if you’re thinking of selling.

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Love how a flower bed with simple brick edging, a window box and shutters, and a gate made such a dramatic improvement.

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A neglected corner can be turned into a still low maintenance area with using weed barrier fabric underneath a mulch covering.

Low Maintenance Front House Landscaping Ideas

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Garden borders and edging add detail for creating beautiful well defined areas.

Sandandsisal.com have some great tips for creating a new flower bed.

Low Maintenance Front House Landscaping Ideas

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Love the idea of using river rock in downspout locations.

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A stacked rock garden feature is another beautiful idea.

Low Maintenance Front House Landscaping Ideas

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Adding a flower filled window box adds instant charm and appeal.

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A rock garden landscaping idea that is low maintenance and adds design and creativity to a space.

Low Maintenance Front House Landscaping Ideas

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A sloped yard could utilize a retaining wall. Or it could be changed into an area that doesn’t require grass cutting.

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Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable.

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7 Simple Tips for Beautiful Succulent Arrangements

With just a handful of succulents, some soil and a few decorative elements, you can make a succulent arrangement that will be beautiful, and stand out. Here are 7 simple tips for beautiful succulent arrangements, succulent bowls and succulent care.

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1. Succulents are hardy and require very little maintenance. If indoors, keep them in the brightest spot available, otherwise they will get stretchy. Light is one of the most important things to keep them healthy. They need at least 4-6 hours of morning light if outdoors, and about 6 hours of the brightest light available if indoors.

2. Succulents don’t mind being packed in tightly together in an arrangement. It slows down their growth rate so they won’t outgrow their container very quickly.

7 Simple Tips for Beautiful Succulent Arrangements

3. You don’t need that many plants to create a bold, colourful and interesting arrangement.

4. I recommend using a container with a drainage hole for water to escape so you don’t get root rot happening. If you plan on having an arrangement for just a short while in a bowl with no drainage hole, you may want to line the bowl first with plastic before adding your soil. After adding the soil, just trim off the top edges of the plastic showing and cover with decorative pebbles, moss or sand.

7 Simple Tips for Beautiful Succulent Arrangements

5. Succulents prefer a lighter soil that’s faster draining with more aeration. Regular potting soil is too heavy and holds too much moisture.

6. Succulents require very little water. They only need watering about once every 1-1/2 to 2 weeks. But check sooner to be sure. They retain water within themselves for several days. With watering, allow the soil to dry between watering. Fertilize about once per month.

7 Simple Tips for Beautiful Succulent Arrangements

7. When choosing succulents to make an arrangement with, choose ones that are already healthy, with no dead or brown leaves, that are firm in their shape and not leggy or stretched out.

Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printer.

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How to Fix a Stretched Out Leggy Succulent

It’s just the start of spring and some of my succulents are looking pretty stretched out and sad after the winter. Today, I’m going to fix that! Do you have a stretched out leggy succulent? Learn how to fix a stretched out leggy succulent and prevent it from happening again with proper succulent care, tips for planting succulents in pots, propagating succulents, and succulent care indoors.

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A stretched out succulent(also known as etiolation) is caused from a lack of light. Succulents that are needing more light will stretch out towards the nearest light source to them to try to get more light. It can easily happen if you live in a colder climate where you need to bring your succulents indoors for several months and don’t have a really bright spot you can put them in. To prevent a succulent from stretching out, you just need to provide it with more light. A succulent needs 4-6 hours of good light. I’ve included some links to growing lights at the bottom of this article that can help you with that.

Once a succulent is stretched out, the only thing you can do to fix it is to deconstruct it. That doesn’t sound so good but I’ll explain. The good news is you can still keep the top of the succulent if it hasn’t stretched out and repot it and then propagate new plants from the deconstruction process.

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How to Fix a Stretched Out Leggy Succulent

Here are some of my stretched out succulents after a long winter in a spot that wasn’t getting enough light for them. The tops are still okay, but the bottoms are stretched out.

To begin, gently remove the succulent from the potting soil. Remove all the leaves one at a time from the stretched out portion of the succulent, leaving the nonstretched part at the top intact. When you remove a leaf you want to have as clean of a break as possible from the original stem. To remove the leaf, wiggle it back and forth and give it a slight twist. If the leaf tears you’ll have to get rid of it as you won’t be able to propagate it. What is so cool is that each leaf can produce another succulent for you if you decide you want more!

How to Fix a Stretched Out Leggy Succulent

If you are going to propagate the leaves, don’t add water to them right away. They need to dry out for 2-4 days. If you find that you have to cut the original stem(of the deconstructed succulent) to fit a container, cut it 1-2 inches from the bottom and let that dry out as well for 2-4 days keeping it open to air before repotting it. Lay out the leaves on top of the soil to let them dry. After a week, just spray the soil that the leaves are on with a spray bottle and the roots will grow towards the damp soil. Alternatively, you can repot the deconstructed succulent stem in dry soil and wait one week to water it.

When you are ready to repot the succulent, fill your pot with soil. Make sure you use a pot with a drainage hole. Succulents prefer a lighter soil, that’s faster draining with more aeration, so it’s important to use the right kind of soil for them. Regular soil can be too heavy and holds too much moisture for their liking. Make a hole in the soil with your finger and place the stem of the succulent in the hole. Pat the soil down in and around the stem and add any extra soil if needed. That’s all you need to do!

Succulents, like most plants, do better if fertilized regularly. Succulents can be fertilized about once per month.

How to Fix a Stretched Out Leggy Succulent

With the leaves, after a few weeks you’ll see fine hair-like roots developing and soon you will see a new baby succulent plant.

I pulled this one out of the soil to show you the roots. I just turned the leaf around and covered the roots back up again with soil to let it continue growing.

How to Fix a Stretched Out Leggy Succulent

These are the same succulents as the 2nd photo that were deconstructed and are now healthy plump succulents that have been getting full sun.

Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal.

Makes an awesome gift for you, mom, dad, grandma, sister or even kids who are beginning to create their own patch of garden. Treat yourself today or give it as a gift for a friend or loved one. For more information click on the link below:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable.

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Gorgeous Spring and Summer Window Box Ideas that Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Window box planters add huge amounts of charm, personality and curb side appeal to a home. Here are some gorgeous spring and summer window box ideas that will stop you in your tracks.

You’ll notice in a lot of the photos the common idea of using a thriller, spiller and filler planting formula. This is a way to describe the types of plants to put together in a window box or container to create a beautiful, full, lush look. A thriller plant creates height in your arrangement, a spiller plant will naturally drape over the sides of the container or window box, and filler plants are medium sized plants to fill in the spaces around and between the spiller and thriller plants.

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If you don’t have a window box beneath a window, here’s a great idea for creating one by your front entrance.

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Pussy willows added to any planter symbolize spring, and adding them to the white cyclamen flowers looks beautiful together.

Gorgeous Spring and Summer Window Box Ideas that Will Stop You in Your Tracks

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Adding cool weather flowers for spring window boxes such as pansies, daffodils, hyacinths can be swapped out later for summer flowers that tolerate more heat.

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Beautiful spring blooms!

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A lush box filled with only white accents with variegated foliage is simple, graceful and beautiful. I love the look with these white impatiens, caladium, dracaena spike in the center and trailing vinca vines.

Gorgeous Spring and Summer Window Box Ideas that Will Stop You in Your Tracks

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A variety of sun loving succulents, using the thriller, spiller and filler planting idea. Love the variations of purple, pink, yellow, rust color, and green succulents. Other sun loving plants and flowers great for window boxes: petunias, million bells, zinnias, portulaca, daisies, lavender, euphorbia, and I’m sure you can think of others.

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This vibrant mix of super bells, GoldDust and Proven Accents Illusion Garnet Lace can be found at provenwinners.com

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Slow growing succulents can be packed tightly into window boxes.

Gorgeous Spring and Summer Window Box Ideas that Will Stop You in Your Tracks

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Ferns add a dramatic impact to a window box. Other plants that do well in shade are Ivy, Creeping Jenny, hostas, coleus and caladium.

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The caladium (elephant ear) with the pale pink impatiens and ivy makes a nice combination.

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Some succulents like direct sun, while others do not. An important note to remember: Figure out how much sun your window box planter will get before buying your plants. That way, you’ll know what kind of plants to get.

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Fuschia impatiens with trailing dichondra do best in shade.

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Dwarf evergreens (eg. ‘Green Mountain’ boxwood or ‘Emerald’ arborvitae) with variegated ivy and fuschia impatiens. These do best in shade.

Gorgeous Spring and Summer Window Box Ideas that Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Beautiful white wave petunias with sweet potato vines on either side.
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Do you love gardening or know someone who does?

Plan your gardening work, track your tasks and stay organized all in one place while keeping your garden beautiful with this awesome garden planner journal. Click on the link below for more information:

My Garden Planner downloadable printable.

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Inspirational Spring Floral Art Printables

Looking for easy ways to update your decor for spring? I’m so excited to share some beautiful inspirational spring art printables I made just for you! CLICK HERE.

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