Simple Spring Gardening Tips

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Linky party time with a Spring theme today and some lovely, simple Spring Gardening tips. I love the notion of having a completely edible garden. But…. it’s always a flower garden that fills my heart with joy. So, today’s feature highlights YOUR suggestions for both! Spring is definitely in the air, and today’s party features are celebrating this!

Simple Spring Gardening Tips, by our Featured Bloggers

Beautiful Potting Bench Howto

Simple Spring Gardening Tips :: potting bench  makeover

Tammy from One More Time – events shows off a beautiful, practical potting bench. Her advice it to make sure that pretty things are also practical. Then she shows how to add extra shelving to a potting bench so it can hold loads of pots and garden shed tools. I like its non-manicured look: rough wood with whitish paint. Goes so well with greens and flowers in the garden. And you don’t mind if it gets scratched up as, … well, that just adds to the patina. Am loving it. Pffft… I have a secret to tell…

As of next week, Tammy is going to be a regular contributor at the Fine Craft Guild. Every Monday, Tammy will show you  how to decorate with recycled glass.

Grow Your Own Salsa

Simple Spring Gardening Tips :: how to grow salsa with heirloom tomatoes

Next on the list of featured bloggers is Mary from Back to Basics. She dares us to grow our own salsa! Novel idea. Never thought of that. One tip that’s pretty vital is her planting schedule. She alert us to plant things according to their duration to mature. Mary is owner of a seed shop and sure knows her stuff when it comes to planting heirlooms. She gives the following plant / veggy maturity time guidelines.

  • Onions need 100 or 40 days
  • Tomatoes need 75-80 days
  • Peppers need 70-90 days
  • Cilantro needs 30-40 days. Mary suggests succession planting  for the Cilantro, which makes sense.  And when you get your timings all right, hop over to Mary’s blog again, as she even features a salsa recipe Winking smile.

Companion Planting, Veggy Gardening Tips

Simple Spring Gardening Tips :: how to compagnion planting

If you are all revved up to go gardening, I’d like to offer you my free downloadable companion planting guide, which explains which veggies to plant with which.

How to Grow Fuchsias in Pots

Simple Spring Gardening Tips :: how to grow fuchsias

Arathi from Novice Decorator implicitly suggests to grow some flowers. Arathi talks about overcoming her sorrow by being delighted by the sight of her fuchsias. She grows hers in pots. Seems like she forgets everything when she’s with them. Look how gorgeous!

How to Design a Porch

Simple Spring Gardening Tips :: how to rustic patio makeover

Last gardening advice comes from featured blogger Cindee in Texas, who writes at Restyled Junk. She shows us how to just begin making a porch come together. Really, she made the porch in her rental home look fabulous with the right placement of a pair of vintage barn doors. Love them!

Thank you so much all for linking up and inspiring me and each other, week after week. I so appreciate it.

It’s time for a Party :: a Linky Party!

Come on over everyone and link, link, link.

Please link back to the party. That’s the only party rule.  A link in your article text is fine. It would be nice if you were to blog, tweet, google+, or facebook like the party. All promotion welcome.

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Till the next time,  …. as Janeen van Niekerk would say. That reminds me to share with you, our new Free Online Quilting Workshops by Janeen.

Did you already tap into her free online courses for beginning quilters? If not, start here:

All free, super-illustrated tutorials. What’s not to love? Come quilting!