Project 1: Build a terrarium
Love the green of spring, but don’t have a plot to garden? Adore greenery, but don’t garden? A terrarium is the solution to both problems and apartmenttherapy.com is the place to go for 25 whimsical creations.
Project 2: Make a boot box
After a day spent mucking about in the earth you’ll need a place to park your shoes. Why not add to the quaintness of your garden area with a boot box? Freshhomeideas.com offers a one-hour tutorial on how to make a simple, stylish place to store muddy boots. Take a look at their finished product, which features a filling of easy-to-gather gravel.
Project 3: Plant a container garden
You can grow beautiful flowers or tasty, fresh vegetables in a container garden, a long-lasting option for folks short on space or who want to add enchantment to an otherwise drab porch or patio. HGTV has tips for planting a successful container garden and 7 incredibly pretty versions to inspire you.
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Project 4: Create space
Build a platform for plants by throwing a weathered board atop two large pots. This makeshift way to stage extra plants buys you space while adding a lush and inviting element to your garden area. See photos and details at MarthaStewart.com.