Articles in: Garden

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Posted by: on May 14th, 2015 | 22 Comments

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added color and textures, in one of the easiest ways to upgrade an outdoor space there is.   

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Container Gardening Ideas for a Patio Upgrade

Posted by: on May 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Container Gardening Ideas for a Patio Upgrade

 

It was time for a patio upgrade at Erika Ward’s house. It’s been a while since we saw her terrific family-friendly under deck patio makeover. Now the author of the design and decor blog BluLabel Bungalow is here to show us how a few simple container gardening ideas can be all you need to make even more of your outdoor space.

It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux. But this time there’s no new patio furniture set. Instead, Erika works her outdoor decor magic with container gardening– including some large shrubs in lovely big planters, and smaller potted plants, too. 

As you’ll see, her gardening efforts added a ton of charm and lovely, natural atmosphere to her patio. 

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Curb Appeal with Plants: A Front Porch Makeover

Posted by: on May 6th, 2015 | One Comment

Curb Appeal with Plants: A Front Porch Makeover

We saw what remarkable work Lesley Graham did in her patio makeover from a while back, so we wanted to see what sort of front porch makeover ideas she’d come up with. Her talent for decor and design shines through once again. In this Patio Style Challenge Redux, she shows us how simple it is to boost curb appeal just using plants.

She gives her porch and front yard the green treatment with plants of all kinds– hanging in baskets, in galvanized metal planters and planted along the front walkway. These are some of the simplest front porch ideas and curb appeal boosters you’ll ever see. 

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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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