HGTV Gardening

January 6, 2017
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But this is far from Joanna's first creative container garden. Check out some of her most ingenious planter ideas and steal a couple for your own home. (Coming soon to my kitchen: An iron-and-clay herb station.)

Instead of a light fixture, Joanna suspended a platform filled with vintage books and potted herbs in this breakfast nook. It provides a focal point and keeps the table clear for coffee and cereal.

Succulents in rustic, carved-wood planters fill an empty corner with plant life.

In one of Chip and Jo's first Fixer Upper renovations, they transformed a run-down atrium into a plant-filled greenhouse brimming with herbs.

Cedar planters line the walls, while chalkboard labels help keep these rows recipe-ready.

Joanna is a master of repurposing thrift-store finds as clever wall decor. Here, she uses vintage baking sheets to frame bud vases, but you could easily sub in pint-sized succulent pots. Vintage crates, chicken feeders, letter holders and tool boxes? Yep, she's done it all, with adorable results.

Match the planter to your surroundings. Here, Joanna was outfitting a midcentury modern home, so she went for a low, organic wooden planter filled with succulents and accented with smooth stones. Going for a nautical look? Search the bait and tackle shop for inspiration.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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