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Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Posted by: on July 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants


The vibrant colors of annuals and perennials can make your summer party extra special. Here are some party ideas featuring potted plants and flowers that you can use next time you entertain. Use the flowers for your summer tablescape. After the event transplant the plants outdoors for a pretty touch of color until the fall season, or place them on your front porch to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

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Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Vertical Gardens and Hanging Gardens

Posted by: on June 23rd, 2014 | 2 Comments

Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Vertical Gardens and Hanging Gardens

Including vertical gardens into the patio decor is a trend we noticed, along with hanging gardens, in the recent additions to our Patio Style Challenge series. The design and DIY bloggers who took part in the Style Challenge came up with some very clever and attractive ways to incorporate vertical gardens into their outdoor spaces. Here’s a round up of these terrific outdoor decorating ideas.

Above, Atlanta-based blogger, Stephanie, of Glitter & Goat Cheese repurposed a large picture frame under her new pergola. Stephanie used the frame to hang five terra cotta pots, planted with bright vines and ferns. Plus, the ombre pots make it a two-trends-in-one project!

Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Vertical Gardens and Hanging Gardens

Interior designer and blogger, Kristin, of The Hunted Interior, took a more rounded approach (pun intended!) to her hanging garden design. Kristin used a chunky twine to hang these boxwood balls from tree branches above her gorgeous DIY floating deck. We’re loving the combination of bright green with black and white stripes!

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Give a Gift Card This Mother’s Day

Posted by: on May 11th, 2014 | One Comment

Image of Home Depot gift card attached to a stake inside a planter


Here’s a clever Mother’s Day idea: Give her a Home Depot gift card on a plant stake.

Include one with a plant from your local Home Depot store. A living plant can symbolize the nurturing and care that a mother provides, so it makes a particularly apt gift for Mother’s Day. Choose a flowering plant that blooms in your mother’s favorite color to make a big impact.

And add the Home Depot gift card to make your Mother’s Day gift do double duty. The plant serves as a personal expression of your gratitude, and because it lets her choose a gift for herself, the gift card ensures that your mother will find something specific to her interests.

No matter if your mother loves gardening, home improvement, interior design or landscaping, she will find something to love at The Home Depot. The Home Depot Gift Card has no monthly fees and never expires, so Mom can take her time to find exactly the right piece for her project.

This Mother’s Day, give the mother in your life a gift you know she’ll not only appreciate, but also use.


The Home Depot has plants to hold up a gift card stake, you know. Check out the Flowers, Plants & Trees at the Garden Center. Or stop by your local Home Depot store

For more great Mother’s Day gift ideas, take a look at our helpful guide at the Home Depot Gift Center.

DIY Art Project: Painted Terra-Cotta Flower Pot

Posted by: on January 24th, 2014 | 2 Comments

DIY Art Project: Painted Terra-Cotta Flower Pot


In this DIY art project, we show you how to create an eye-catching painted terra-cotta pot with a harlequin pattern. Here are the steps and downloadable instructions.

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Fall Planting Ideas from Cassity of Remodelaholic

Posted by: on October 21st, 2013 | One Comment

A colorful fall garden with yellows, oranges and purples


Fall planting season is your chance to renew the look of your home with new seasonal colors and textures. We asked Cassity of the Remodelaholic home improvement blog to show us how she planned her beautiful and very colorful fall garden. She has some great fall planting ideas, and some beautiful photos of her garden, too.

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How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath

Posted by: on October 11th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Living succulent wreath on a front door


Turn a succulent garden into a unique natural wreath. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to create this living succulent wreath. We have downloadable instructions for you to print out, too.

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In The Wild: Bucket Gardening

Posted by: on September 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Bucket gardening with Home Buckets

Whoever said you needed a backyard to grow your own garden was wrong! It’s no secret that most plants can adapt to growing in a container. Many vegetables, herbs, and even some shrubs or trees can actually thrive in buckets.

A 5-gallon bucket not only provides a low-cost solution, but also, accommodates healthy plants with big root systems or works as a great container for transporting. With so many advantages to benefit from, who doesn’t want to flex their green thumb and stay under budget? Check out all these unique ways people are using Homer Buckets for bucket gardening! Orange and green never looked better.

Above: Kathy Kimpel on Flickr shows us how growing tomato plants upside down helps keeps small pests away.


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Yard Clean Up: Leaves on the Lawn

Posted by: on September 19th, 2013 | One Comment

Yard clean up is a constant chore, and fallen leaves on the grass are one of the biggest yard messes. Those leaves on the lawn can result in withering or dead grass.  How many leaves you get on your lawn is ultimately up to the amount of trees near it. You may have to clean them up several times throughout the season.

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Fall Lawn Care: Removing Branches and Limbs

Posted by: on September 17th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Fall is a perfect time for cleanup in the yard. Many projects can be done in the yard and around your home to prepare for winter. One of these fall lawn care projects is removing branches and limbs from trees that need shaping or have dead or diseased limbs.

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When To Fertilize Your Lawn

Posted by: on September 10th, 2013 | One Comment

Different varieties of grass have different fertilization needs. The type of grass in your lawn will determine when to fertilize, what type of fertilizer you will use, and how much fertilizer you will need.

Warm season grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine need three to four pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year.  If you’re going to use a slow-release, high nitrogen formula, you will need to apply it every 90 to 120 days at the beginning of spring, summer, and fall.  If you are going to use an all-purpose fertilizer, you will want to put it down every six to eight weeks, as these fertilizers contain less nitrogen.

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