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

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.

62 Comments




  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. I love any type of flowers. This flower garden is very beautiful.

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  4. What a beautiful backyard. Need to do ours like that

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  5. I’ll try container this year

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  6. Last year I took up hydroponic gardening. I like it much more than traditional.

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  7. I can’t wait to get the garden started. It’s still too cold here.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. We are grow lots of food and ornamental plants. It’s such rewarding hobby! 🙂 happy earth day!!

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  11. 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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  12. I love growing vegetables from seeds and starter plants.

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  13. I have to learn to be patient to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

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  14. Nature is so beautiful ,,,flowers & vegetable gardens are on my list asap…

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  15. 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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  16. These are beautiful! I’m hoping to have one this year.

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  17. 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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  18. I love your ideas about your flower garden beautiful layout of flowers thanks for sharing …

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  19. 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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  20. Great flower colors in your garden. Good idea for updating without major money output. Thanks.

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  21. I wish I knew what plants to buy that would look good in my yard!

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Love the yard but I do not have a green thumb. I can not make anything grow.

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  27. 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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  28. Every year we plant tomatoes and okra. And we have tons of flowers around the house.

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  29. I think its beautiful, I only wish I could grow something so pretty. Every time I try, it dies!

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  30. So beautiful! I want to plant flowers this year!

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  31. 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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  32. Can’t wait for the threat of frost is over so I can plant my Veg. garden

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  33. I love those flowers and love to plant them

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  34. That is such a beautiful lawn. I want to do more gardening this year. Thanks for your tips.

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  35. I wish I had a green thumb.

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  36. 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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  37. I wish I had a yard, but my landlord won’t share 🙁

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  38. Awesome Garden we are starting ours soon cannot wait…

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  39. i wish i had time..looks fun

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  40. I can’t wait to plant this year!

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  41. Wow, what a beautiful garden. Gardening Is one of my favorite activities.

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  42. 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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  43. This garden is amazing wow I would love to have this in my back yard.

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  44. 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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  45. I love what you wrote here and love how your garden is looking, so pretty she is.

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  46. Very very nice! I will be planting my flowers soon.

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  47. Can’t wait for the spring flowers.

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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. Wow this is beautiful! I wish my yard looked like that. Maybe someday….

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  52. I’ve just tilled up the yard to start my garden…

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  53. 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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  54. 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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