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Decor, Outdoor Ideas

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 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!



Seasonal, Spring

5 ways to invite spring into your home

Hey there, happy homemakers! Happy almost spring!

Spring means its time to ditch the scarves, hats, jackets and mittens, replace hot cocoa with lemonade and, yes, clean up a bit. It’s also a great time to refresh your home décor for the new season. Here are some ways to perk up your home in a few easy steps.

1. Go green
The color of spring, growth, lushness, freshness and rebirth, green makes everything feel new again. And that’s what spring is all about. Start fresh with a green that lifts your sprits: moss, jade, mint, even forest, and create your spring refresh from there.

2. Go greener
One way to bring the outdoors in is to literally bring it inside! Plants and flowers wake up your home in a way nothing else can. Every room can have a houseplant, a tree or a vase full of blooms. Even a small bud in the powder room can make a major impact. That little bit of green changes everything!

3. Pucker up
Sun-kissed citrus brights are definitely in for spring. Lemony yellow, orange and ruby red grapefruit are all perfect colors to add pops of fun to your home.

4. Swap some layers
Pillows, rugs, lampshades, throws, even peel-and-stick wall decals are versatile examples of colorful items you can use to shake up your decor. Florals are always an appropriate choice for spring as are crosshatch textures, which remind us of woven Easter baskets!

5. Lighten up
I’m not just talking about finding humor in the every day, though I am a huge believer in that philosophy. I’m talking about color! Save the dark colors for fall and opt for pastels instead. Anything that makes you happy and feels like spring. Grassy greens, lovely lilacs, sunny yellows, cheerful sky blues and milky whites brighten up your home in a way you’ll appreciate all season long.

Remember, small modifications can make a big impact, but if you’re looking to transform your home with furnishings, come visit us at Home Zone. And who knows, after all these changes you may want spring to stay around all year!


P.S. Checkout my Pinterest account for more Spring ideas!

Spring Inspiration