Looking for the best gardening ideas? Here are my top 20 reader’s favorite gardening posts that will get you started on a journey to plant and grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, and houseplants.
From growing easy-care, low-maintenance flowers to growing houseplants, gardening is my passion and something that I not only enjoy doing, but love to share as well.
We’ve covered a lot of ground on the blog in the last four years since I started blogging in late 2018.
So I thought it would be fun to pick some posts that not only resonated with you but were my favorites too.
I’m really excited about my future garden plans and can’t wait to bring you along for the adventure.
Here are my top 20 reader’s favorite gardening posts. And it’s chock full of good ones too, so you’ll want to save this one to your Pinterest gardening board.
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10 Easy-Care Shade-Loving Plants That Bloom
Want to grow flowers in the shade? Here are 10 easy-care shade loving plants that will bloom and brighten up a shade garden. I’m often asked about what to plant to brighten up shady spots in the garden. And there are lots of shade-loving plants out there that do just that. Wait until you see
Gardening 101: A Guide for Beginners
Are you interested in learning how to garden but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you know how to garden but want to dive a little deeper into design and learn more about specific plants? Become the gardener you’ve always wanted to be with these simple gardening 101 tips, tricks, and inspiration.
Container Garden Basics for the Beginner
Don’t have a lot of gardening space? Or maybe you want to learn how to design a beautiful container garden for your deck, porch, or patio this season. Today, I’m sharing the basics of container garden design and simple care tips for beginners.
The Prettiest Thrift Flip Idea for the Front Porch
Do you love shopping for bargains and repurposing your finds? Wait until you see this beautiful vintage thrift flip idea for the front porch!
7 Ways to Keep Deer From Eating Garden Plants
If you want to keep deer from eating your plants, here are 7 ways to deer-proof your garden.
Cut Flower Gardening For Beginners
Looking for ways to grow a cut flower garden this year? It’s not hard to do and is so rewarding to make bouquets all season long. Want to learn how to grow one too? From starting seeds to planting and fresh flower arranging, this post is for you! Follow these cut flower gardening tips and
10 Easy Care Plants That Butterflies Love
Looking for ways to attract butterflies to your garden? Plant these 10 easy-care plants that butterflies love.
My New Raised Garden Bed for Vegetables
If you are not excited about digging a new garden, consider a raised garden bed to grow vegetables and flowers. Wait until you see these amazing raised garden beds I’m using to grow vegetables and herbs!
The Complete Guide to Hydrangea Care and Their Flowers
Looking for ways to grow and enjoy hydrangeas? If you love hydrangea flowers as much as I do, wait until you check out these hydrangea care tips. This guide goes over EVERYTHING you need to know about hydrangea care and their flowers.
Why Is My Hydrangea Not Blooming?
Have you noticed your hydrangea not blooming this year? Or maybe it is blooming less than in years past? Troubleshoot what happened and learn how to fix it with these tips.
Garden Design Ideas: How to Have an Everblooming Colorful Garden
Looking for ways to have a colorful garden that’s always in bloom? Follow these garden design ideas with tips for growing a beautiful, easy-care garden that will provide season-long color. And be sure to get my FREE printable must-have plant list for what to plant to get continual color and blooms throughout the growing season.
9 Garden Treasures You Should Buy at the Thrift Store
Looking for inexpensive and unique ways to display plants and flowers? You can find the best garden treasures for a song at the thrift store. Wait until you see the cool things you need to buy on your next bargain shopping adventure.
7 Easy Ways to Keep Houseplants Alive
Are you interested in growing houseplants but think you aren’t very good at it? Here are 7 easy ways to grow and keep houseplants alive. If you are a novice to growing houseplants or think you have a not-so-green thumb, then this post is for you. From growing easy-care houseplants you can’t kill to general plant care, you got this!
The Secret to Keeping Houseplants Alive
If you think you kill your houseplants, you’re probably watering them wrong. Stop watering on the same day every week without giving it another thought and learn the secret to keeping houseplants alive with this simple tip!
5 Reasons You Should Grow a Monstera Plant
Looking for ways to green up your home without the fuss? You’ve got to grow the monstera plant! Here are 5 reasons you should grow one. When learning how to be a plant parent, it’s best to start with plants that are easy to grow and easy to care for while cozying up our living
5 Easy Ways to Grow a Cottage Garden
Looking for ways to grow a gorgeous cottage garden? Here are 5 quick ways to get started growing a beautiful garden that you’ll enjoy all season long!!
The Complete Guide to Roses Care
Have you always wanted to grow roses but were afraid to try? They are the perfect cottage garden flower and not as difficult to grow as many believe. Follow these roses care tips and learn how to grow gorgeous, healthy flowers.
How to Start Seeds Indoors Without a Greenhouse
Are you interested in learning how to start seeds indoors without a greenhouse? Follow along with this winter gardening series where we’ll start flowers from seeds from start to finish. Come grow with me!
How to Winter Sow Seeds Outdoors in 9 Easy Steps
Looking for ways to start seeds this winter? Wait until you see how easy it is to winter sow seeds outdoors! Winter sowing seeds outdoors is a great way to get a jump on the next growing season without sacrificing space indoors to start seeds.
Homemade Weed Killer Recipe That Really Works
No matter where you garden, weeds are everywhere. And while the best method of weed control is hand pulling and planting smart, there are other ways to suppress or kill weeds without the work or use of herbicides. Wait until you try this simple homemade weed killer that really works!
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I’m a master gardener who’s been gardening and growing things for over 25 years and author of the best-selling book, The Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden. With a deep passion for gardening, I enjoy helping others find their inner green thumb with all things plants and flowers, as well as finding ways to bring the outdoors inside their homes.
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