Where There’s Love, There’s Life: The Spring Garden.

It’s springtime, and that means it’s the chance to revive that feeling you had toward your garden when you started it and spruce it up. Whether it’s with romantic flowers, new stone steps for lovely, spring strolls, or extra shade for more outdoor activities, it’s time to love being in your garden again.

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Flowers

Some fresh flowers are perfect for some romance in your spring garden. Soft pastel petals are a light addition, and deep reds and purples are make the world a little brighter. Line your garden paths with some relaxing floral scents and romantic colors.

Choose a theme; a spring romance, English teagarden, Asian zen garden, tropical wilderness, or rustic wildflower field. Renovate and plant according to your chosen theme and have the perfect escape for as long as the weather permits.

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Window boxes let the effects of your garden travel around your home. Carry the bright life and loveliness with you and see the greens and other colors through every window, even the ones that don’t overlook your primary garden.

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Before you make any significant changes, make sure you make use of what you have. Start by taking care of your lawn, which is really the main part of your yard. You can try spring overseeding lawn methods that will fill in those thin patches in your lawn and make your whole yard look better by association.

Then, save some money by repairing your outdoor chair and umbrellas; it’s a good project that will keep you outdoors, enjoying the weather with a project in your garden. If you need new materials, there are always clearances and sales, and thrift store items ready to be upcycled.

The spring and summer sun brings outdoor fun. But, the sun can also be a hot and sweaty burden that makes us seek shade. Add some natural and fabricated shade to your space. Outdoor patio sets provide seating for parties, and single umbrellas add a touch of beachy style. A good tree can offer substantial natural shade, even a smaller, potted one.

Add to the party fun and romance with some simple lighting. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a professional; you can find some attractive, sturdy lights to gently drape around your garden for parties, or for just a touch of elegance. Wrap the trees, hang the lanterns, or give the branches a subtle glow.

Hanging bits and pieces around your garden lends an attractive ambiance. Wind chimes add a sense of calm in the spring and evening breeze. Hanging baskets of greenery and flowers let the garden travel, and feeders attract life in the form of birds and fun creatures.

Creating a full-fledged garden is a chance to have a peaceful place that’s just for you, or for your family and friends. Make your own spring and summer getaway and leave everything but nature behind.

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Spring gardens are not just for parties and flowers. Vegetable gardens are good most times of the year, and most true gardeners love tending to the things that will nourish them, and knowing precisely from where their food comes.

Vegetable gardens can be planted in bed, potted, hanging, or on the windows, just like any other form of garden. Choose your vegetables and fruits carefully; know what grows best in your spring weather and your soil. Give yourself plenty of space. Spacing vegetables is an important factor of proper growth, as important as watering, feeding, and fertilizing.

If your local weather is tolerable, it’s best to start planting in February and March. Plant vegetables and fruits that can resist frost if it gets cold, and in weather that doesn’t cause you to overheat or freeze. From tomatoes to cabbage, and squash to peppers, there are almost limitless options from which to choose if you’re planting in prime spring. If you don’t want to wait for seeds to grow, you can purchase the plants and pot them partially grown for a faster harvest.

Baby spinach is a good green for the spring season. It’s perfect for a good salad, and it grows relatively quick, resists frost well. There are different types of spinach and you can choose one that suits your location and soil, and your taste. It’s also a great vegetable for the fall, and may survive winter for springtime.

Peas are also a great vegetable for a new spring garden. Most people enjoy peas, and the kids can get into planting them easily. Once the plants are grown and ready to harvest, they may enjoy picking and shelling, as well as eating.  

There is a lot of beautiful, healthy potential for you and your spring garden. Bring it to life and start loving it today.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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    We have a huge garden every year. I never thought of growing spinach before but after reading this article I think I will give it a try.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    I love that you showed a detailed way to plant this year in an organized fashion. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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    I love any type of flowers. This flower garden is very beautiful.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 11:01 am
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    What a beautiful backyard. Need to do ours like that

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  • April 26, 2016 at 10:18 am
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    I’d like to have a garden.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 6:55 am
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    I’ll try container this year

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  • April 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm
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    Last year I took up hydroponic gardening. I like it much more than traditional.

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  • April 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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    I can’t wait to get the garden started. It’s still too cold here.

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  • April 24, 2016 at 5:34 am
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    Gardening is one of my favorite warm weather activities! It’s such a blessing to have the land available to grow our own fruits and vegetables. I’m looking forward to being able to start working in my yard and garden very soon!!

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  • April 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm
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    We’re still having a lot of snow – 14 inches last Sunday and more snow in the forecast all next week. Can’t wait for it to warm up so I can work in the garden!

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  • April 22, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    We are grow lots of food and ornamental plants. It’s such rewarding hobby! 🙂 happy earth day!!

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  • April 21, 2016 at 11:25 pm
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    What a beautiful flower garden. This place looks so peaceful and relaxing. I love to grow flowers as well as vegetables but our growing season is so short.

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  • April 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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    I love growing vegetables from seeds and starter plants.

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  • April 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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    I have to learn to be patient to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

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  • April 19, 2016 at 12:00 am
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    Nature is so beautiful ,,,flowers & vegetable gardens are on my list asap…

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  • April 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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    That’s just gorgeous. I plan to do some window boxes and some wild flowers with my son who loves to garden.

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  • April 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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    These are beautiful! I’m hoping to have one this year.

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  • April 18, 2016 at 12:31 am
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    love a gorgeous flower garden, but I also think vegetable gardens are beautiful and can do double duty. We will be planting veggies and zinnias this year.

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  • April 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm
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    I love your ideas about your flower garden beautiful layout of flowers thanks for sharing …

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  • April 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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    I love that your suggestions start with revitalizing what you already have….I agree…leave that character that is already there and then add special touches. Great review!

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  • April 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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    Great flower colors in your garden. Good idea for updating without major money output. Thanks.

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  • April 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm
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    I wish I knew what plants to buy that would look good in my yard!

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  • April 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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    These Gardens are so lovely!! I always looked forward to planting new Flowers & Vegetables in the Spring! I haven’t been able to for quite some time now, since the squirrels have taken over my back yard 🙁 About the only thing they won’t eat is Rosemary…so at least I can grow that 🙂

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  • April 16, 2016 at 9:38 am
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    I love the idea of planking them off from each other at the ground. Usually the problem with planting a bunch of different things is they grow into a mess. Thanks for the idea

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  • April 16, 2016 at 7:05 am
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    would love to have a garden

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  • April 16, 2016 at 3:10 am
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    Not a gardener and allergic to most pollen related flora. Otherwise I would love to grow vegetables in my local garden of goven the opportunity.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    The gardens in the pictures are beautiful! I’m taking a year off from my veggie garden and am sure that I’ll be missing the fresh, home grown tomatoes very soon!

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  • April 15, 2016 at 10:15 am
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    Love the yard but I do not have a green thumb. I can not make anything grow.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 1:58 am
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    I am a gardener and cant get back ti the dirt soon. Itt is still a bit early here in the Midwest. This year I am adding more to the wildflowers. I try to encourage pollinators for the vegetable garden.
    Your garden is lovely.

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  • April 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm
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    Every year we plant tomatoes and okra. And we have tons of flowers around the house.

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  • April 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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    I think its beautiful, I only wish I could grow something so pretty. Every time I try, it dies!

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  • April 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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    So beautiful! I want to plant flowers this year!

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  • April 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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    I love flower gardens. My Mom use to plant flowers all the time and had a little flower garden at her home. I live in an apartment and can’t have a flower or vegetable garden, but maybe one day I will.

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  • April 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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    Can’t wait for the threat of frost is over so I can plant my Veg. garden

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  • April 14, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    I love those flowers and love to plant them

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  • April 14, 2016 at 10:07 am
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    i planted some veggies

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  • April 14, 2016 at 9:43 am
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    That is such a beautiful lawn. I want to do more gardening this year. Thanks for your tips.

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  • April 14, 2016 at 4:31 am
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    I wish I had a green thumb.

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  • April 14, 2016 at 2:52 am
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    I never had time to plant a garden. I would have liked to! Now that I have the time, I can’t!! My husband hangs the potted flower plants for me every spring. They are pretty & spruce up the yard.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    I wish I had a yard, but my landlord won’t share 🙁

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  • April 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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    Awesome Garden we are starting ours soon cannot wait…

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  • April 13, 2016 at 9:37 pm
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    i wish i had time..looks fun

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  • April 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    I can’t wait to plant this year!

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  • April 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    Wow, what a beautiful garden. Gardening Is one of my favorite activities.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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    I have about 14 flower beds and have had vegetable gardens also. I love working in them. I love watching them grow. ..Getting my hands dirty and seeing the end results is all worth it.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    This garden is amazing wow I would love to have this in my back yard.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm
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    I am so anxious to get out there and start planting. I can’t wait until this cold weather and freeze is over! Spring is supposed to be here and I want to plant some flowers, ha!

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  • April 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm
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    I love what you wrote here and love how your garden is looking, so pretty she is.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    Very very nice! I will be planting my flowers soon.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    Can’t wait for the spring flowers.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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    we love to garden, and have done it a few times since we moved into our house. However, because we are usually gone for a month or so during the summer garden season we don’t do it as often as we like… and being in Maine the growing season is short. These gardens are beautiful! Thankfully we have a huge garden in my husband’s country where we head every July, that is usually year round and we have tons of fruits, coffee and other stuff planted on it.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 10:47 am
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    When we bought our house I put in tons of flowers and worked out in the yard daily. Over the years, I’ve lost my enthusiasm. Too much work.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 9:28 am
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    I love my gardens wheather it be my flowers or my vegetables. The tips that you post will help a lot. Thank you so much.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 6:37 am
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    Wow this is beautiful! I wish my yard looked like that. Maybe someday….

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  • April 13, 2016 at 5:18 am
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    I’ve just tilled up the yard to start my garden…

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  • April 13, 2016 at 5:07 am
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    I love sping flowers!

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  • April 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm
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    Wow! So incredibly beautiful. I always try try try to create some beautiful landscaped gardens, but they never turn out anything like they are supposed to! I often get discouraged… but I get out there every year and try my hardest. I learn a little more every year and they look better every year too.. I won’t hire anyone, I want to do them myself. Thank you for you posts.. I really did learn from them!!

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  • April 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    I plant a vegetable garden every year. Nothing like having fresh tomatoes, peppers, and melons from your backyard. Thanks for the helpful tips! We had an early unexpected snow blast in early April and cold weather since. Waiting on the weather to warm and the ground to thaw before I start preparing my beds.

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  • April 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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    Beautiful flowers

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