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Gardening time = family time!

Hey there happy homemakers! What color are your thumbs?

If you answered, “Green!” well, good for you! But if you answered, “Brown!” well, that’s just fine, too, because I’ve got some tips for you to make home gardening easy peasy. Planning for a spring garden has many benefits. Here are just a few:

  • It brings the family together!
  • It’s fun!
  • You can get messy!
  • It beautifies the outside of your home!
  • You can grow your own food!
  • It’s inexpensive!
  • It promotes creativity!
  • It teaches kids about science!
  • It can provide floral décor for your home!

Ready to dig in?

Here are some simple ideas for quick gardening projects you can do with your family!

Head to the arboretum
Who knows flowers best? The folks at your local arboretum! It’s a great place to gather ideas for your own garden, so snap some photos and take note of your favorites during your visit.

Visit your local community garden
If you don’t have the space for your own garden at home, a community garden is another way to plant and grow! These are becoming more and more popular, so odds are there’s a community garden near you.

Sign up for produce delivery service
A weekly produce delivery service (like Greenling.com) can be an economical way to enjoy fruits and vegetables and even try new ones you may not have considered working into your weekly meal plans before.

Plant seeds on a windowsill
The simplest of gardening techniques, the old dirt-and-seeds-in-a-paper-cup trick will produce the results you’re after if you take care of your seedling.

The Urban Gardener: Indoor Window Gardens

Head to a nearby home improvement store
The simplest way to get from no garden to garden is by heading to Lowe’s or Home Depot and simply buying some plants or flowers and planting them yourself! Make a day of it and plant them as a family. Just be sure to make a plan before you start digging!

Do some kitchen scrap gardening
Odds are you’re throwing away some items that could easily be turned into plants. Don’t believe me? See for yourself here.

Grow some bulbs
Not just fun to say, bulbs are fun to grow as well! Check out this tutorial, which includes how to make a growth chart, too!

Remember, spring grows however and wherever you plant it. So if real, actual gardening with live plants and flowers doesn’t work for you, there are lots of other ideas all over Pinterest (check out our boards for examples) for ways to bring on spring. And at Home Zone, we have all the home furnishings you need for a fresh spring home. Come visit us today!

Bree

 

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