My Simple Potted Plants

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SIMPLE-POTTED-PLANTS

I kept my potted plants simple and cheap this year! My energy has been down and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on plants. I’d rather save it for making fun summer memories with my girls!

Here is what I did:

DALIAS

2 Green pots of Dalias to greet my guests at the stairs by my front porch

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1 Galvanized Steel Bucket holding herbs and a Mother’s Day gift from my Mother-in-Law

SPIRAL-GRASS

1 pot of my favorite funky spiral grass named Corkscrew or Juncus effusus ‘Curly Wurly’ that I plant every year.  It is so easy to keep happy and I love how fun it looks.

1 pot of plain jane red geraniums (pictured above).  They are the cheapest way to add color and take very little care.

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1 pot of snap dragons.  They were on sale and I wanted to add a pop of yellow to my backyard.

All in all, I only spent $25.00 for potted plants for both the back and front yard.  Not bad, huh?  They are nothing fancy, but they sure make me happy and make our little yard look thought of and taken care of.

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What did you plant this year? Do you plant the same types of flowers every year?

11 Ways To Start Thinking Garden

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Grow Food Indoors via Ebay

{microgreens, sprouts & more!}

 

Simple Painted Rock Plant Markers

{could not find the link to these, but they were too cute to not share! Could use a white or silver Sharpie}

 

The Ultimate Seed Starting Guide via Garden Therapy

{this truly is the ultimate seed starting guide.  Click through for some awesome inspiration and how-to’s!}

 

Using Tubs As Greenhouses via Garden Web

{use paper cups instead of styrofoam to be more eco-friendly}

 

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Herbs You Can Grow Indoors via Empress Of Dirt

{there is nothing like having something green and edible indoors, even while it is cold outdoors}

 

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Use Coffee Filters To Line Flowerpots via This Old House

{could even double up for extra protection. Less mess!}

 

Start Seedlings In Egg Cartons Via Planet Forward

{love this simple way to recycle}

 

Grow Sprouts  via The Thrifty Couple

{grow sprouts in a sunny windowsill indoors}

 

Square Foot Gardening via New Nostalgia

{I just love my square foot garden. This picture was taken of  me right before I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer. Oh how life changed! So thankful to be here for another garden growing season!}

 

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Set Up A Mailbox In The Garden To Store Tools via Home and Garden

{I think this idea is great.  It would keep tools handy and protect them from wet weather.}

 

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How To Grow Plants In Mason Jars

{you know I had to include something with mason jars! I grow succulents in mason jars and they are wonderfully happy!}

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What about you?

Are you ready to start gardening?  Is it cold where you live or are you able to work the dirt now?