Fruits, Veggies, Roses — It’s That Time + HM #188

Summer is the time for fruits, veggies, roses, and more. Find great tips for your garden, delicious recipe ideas, tablescapes, and more for your bountiful harvest. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Fruit #Veggies #Roses #HomeMattersParty

Fruits, Veggies, Roses — It’s That Time + HM #188

It’s the National Month for Fruits, Veggies, and Roses! So the gals at Home Matters thought we would share some awesome posts celebrating the growing garden and all of its wonderful harvest for beauty, scent, and deliciousness. We hope  you enjoy our roundup!

 

Caring for Your Rose Bushes from Shelly @ Frugal Family Home

 

How to Prune Roses from Kathy & Steve @ The Garden Glove

 

8 Kitchen Remedies for Perfect Roses from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife

 

How to Create a DIY Rose Trellis from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Father’s Day Ideas for Dad

Next Week’s Theme: National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness!



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Faux Industrial Pipes for Your Teen Room from Jen @ Noting Grace

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Turn an Old Knife Block Into a DIY Crayon Holder from Serena @ Thrift Diving

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits from Linda @ Poinsettia Drive

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The Best Fish Tacos Recipe from Amy @ Mainly Homemade

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DIY Adjustable Desktop Organizer from Vineta @ The Handyman’s Daughter

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Summer is the time for fruits, veggies, roses, and more. Find great tips for your garden, delicious recipe ideas, tablescapes, and more for your bountiful harvest. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Fruit #Veggies #Roses Click To Tweet

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Garden Ideas, Tips and Tricks for Spring

Gardening is a fun and productive way to de-stress. Discover wonderful garden ideas and tips to plant, maintain, decorate, and beautify your gardens.

 

Garden Ideas

Tips and Tricks for Spring Gardening

 

Spring is fast approaching, and that means it is time to start thinking about your garden. So, I thought I would pull together a roundup of gardening ideas, tips, and tricks to help you along the way.

You will find a wide variety of information from planting; trellises; indoor, outdoor, and container gardens; disease prevention; pest deterrents; and more.

Planting and Growing

Sunflowers – How To Grow These Healthy Giants

Get a wow factor in your garden with these floral giants — sunflowers! Learn out to grow them from seeds and grow them to amazing heights.

Lilac Bushes – How To Plant Healthy Shrubs

Learn how to grow healthy Lilac Bushes. Lilacs are a gorgeous and fragrant addition to any garden and are one of the most carefree shrubs for maintenance.

5 Tips To Growing Gourds In Your Garden

Celebrate fall by growing gourds in your garden. Get 5 great tips. Use gourds for autumn decor, recipes, crafts, and more. Bird lovers will love them.

DIY Garden Projects

5 Metallic DIY Ideas For Your Garden

Check out these 5 Metallic DIY Ideas that are perfect for Your Garden! Easy DIY projects that add a little bling to your garden decor.

How To Create A DIY Rose Trellis

Roses come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Add a gorgeous DIY Rose Trellis as a focal point in your garden with a stunning climbing rose.

Indoor Gardening

How-To Create A Terrarium For Your Home

Bring the joy of gardening indoors with this fun and easy DIY Terrarium for your home. Add the beauty of plants to your home decor.

Container Gardening

Potted Plants Keep Your Deck Colorful And Festive

Keep gardening through the autumn and winter months with potted plants. get ideas for colorful and festive ways to make your deck a garden to enjoy.

Alternative Gardens

Aquaponic Gardening – Create A Self-Sustaining Garden

Ever wondered about an aquaponic garden? Aquaponics is a method of gardening that creates a system of self-sustaining gardening.

6 Ways To Create A Zen Experience In Your Backyard

Looking for quiet and tranquility? Take a cue from Japanese culture and create a Zen experience in your garden or a small Zen garden for inside your home.

Garden Maintenance

Shrubs – 5 Hassle-Free Trimming Tips

Great tips on how to take back control of your yard, and keep your plants healthy and beautiful with these how-tos for trimming your shrubs.

5 Most Valuable Home Improvement Investments

A garden beautifies your home. Get a few key tools to make the most of time and energy, and ensure you have the right tools for the gardening job.

Plant Diseases and Pest Deterrents

Plant Diseases – How To Identify Them In Your Garden

Keep your garden healthy and strong. Learn how to identify and care for common plant diseases. Plus get prevention and disposal tips.

Humane Ways To Keep Animals Out Of Your Yard

Animals can be destructive to gardens. Find humane ways to discourage and keep unwanted animals out of your yard with these great tips.

 

This post gathers a multitude of information and is a fantastic resource for garden ideas, tips, and tricks! PIN it to come back to for future reference.

I hope this spring and summer your gardens will be filled with beautiful flowers, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables. Take pleasure in the gardening experience, relax and enjoy!

 

 

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Pretty Posies

In the midst of moving, it’s nice to have a little place to escape and relax. We have been thoroughly enjoying these gorgeous blooms in our backyard. I hope you enjoy them too.

Peace Rose

Cherry Parfait Rose

Neptune Rose

Summer Love Rose

Double Delight Rose

Peace Rose

Dollar Princess Fuchsia and Pansies

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Snazzy Snapshots – In The Garden

Petunias in the Garden

I love to take pictures, and once in a while I snag a few…
Snazzy Snapshots!

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pansies in the Garden
Pink Rose in the Garden

Get outside and enjoy the garden on this fine weekend!

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Meet Tin Man…

Tin Man – A Rose Bush in Luke’s Garden

Luke grows the most beautiful roses in his yard. While working in the flower bed yesterday, we noticed this heart in the plant, and affectionately named the bush, Tin Man. Look, you can even see the break in Tin Man’s heart from when Dorothy left Oz.

Several of Luke’s rose bushes have names, it’s kind of a quirky thing we do, but at least we easily know which bush we are talking about. Luke’s friend Rick (his real name is Ricky Joe) fell into one of the bushes near Luke’s front door one drunken St. Patrick’s Day night, and that started the whole thing… There are four bushes (two on each side of Luke’s front door) which are named Fred, Ethel, Lucy, and Ricky Joe…you guessed it, I Love Lucy! Then there was Lonesome George, a bush on the far side of the garage all by himself (the neighbor has now planted a peach tree nearby, which George seems to be flirting with), and a bush that Luke threatened to yank out of the ground because he wasn’t doing well…he called him Weak Wendell. Wendell listened to the threat and is now thriving and no longer weak.

Well, it’s fertilizing day…back off to the garden I go…

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