National Garden Month 2021

Welcome spring by celebrating National Garden Month with us!

By: Ashley Jones, Editor,
National Garden Month 2021

April is National Garden Month! If you're like us, you've been counting down the days until you can start working in your spring garden. Now that spring has finally arrived, we have so much to share with you!

This April, we're working with some of our favorite gardening bloggers to share fresh gardening ideas with our readers. Plus, you can sign up for our free newsletter DIY Gardening Ideas to receive handy gardening tips and tricks and join our gardening community!

All month long you'll have the chance to enter to win fun prizes from your favorite brands, learn truly transformative gardening tips, and download free printables that every gardener needs.

Grab your gardening gear and get ready to dig into your first project of the season by joining our National Garden Month celebration!

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National Garden Month Giveaways

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Who doesn't love a good giveaway? This month, you can enter to win some pretty and practical giveaways from some of our favorite companies, StarPack and Clover. Check out the details below and enter to win all month long!

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StarPack Spring Succulent Planter Pot Set Giveaway - Enter for a chance to win a Spring Succulent Planter Pot Set consisting of three mini ceramic planter pots from StarPack!

Each planter pot is made in a classic white ceramic and features drainage holes and a bamboo tray for your succulent pots to rest on. These mini planters are perfect for small succulents like zebra cactus, hen and chicks, and baby jade. Arrange these planter pots on your work desk or bookshelf or use them as tea light candle holders to create a peaceful environment.

Spring Succulent Planter Pot Set Giveaway

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Clover DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Gauge Giveaway - Enter for a chance to win a DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Gauge from Clover!

Macrame is one of the hottest trends in crafting! Create beautiful macrame hanging planters with ease using this macrame plant hanger gauge. Hanging planters are perfect for popular houseplants like spider plants, pothos, and string-of-pearls. Add a bohemian vibe to your living space with this helpful plant hanger gauge.

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Gauge Giveaway

Beginner Gardening Projects

Gardening is such an engaging and rewarding pasttime but if you've never ventured into gardening, it can seem overwhelming at first. These beginner gardening projects are ideal for newbies because they help lay the foundations for you to grow your gardening skill set.

Build an enchanting fairy garden using a kokedama plant! Kokedama is a style of plant growing that originated in Japan and combines soil with moss to create a ball to grow small ornamental plants. This Kokedama Fairy Village from Michelle from A Crafty Mix is easy to care for and features a spekboom plant. You can easily customize your fairy garden with tiny furniture, faux plants, and more!

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Kokedama Fairy Garden

One of the best projects for new gardeners is learning to utilize square foot gardening. Square foot gardening is typically used for growing vegetables and herbs, and is a great low-maintenance gardening solution. It's also perfect if you have a small gardening space and helps lessen water waste! Don't miss these Steps to Square Foot Gardening from Kathy at The Garden Glove and raise a successful crop of your favorite greens.

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Steps to Square Foot Gardening

One of the most frustrating experiences for gardeners are pest infestations on their prized plants. Hostas, for example, are an excellent low maintenance plant and are ideal for shade-filled yards and garden beds. These plants are often plagued with slugs, who leave hosta leaves filled with holes. If you're new to gardening, you'll love these tips from Sara at Birdz of a Feather on how to Remove Slugs from Hostas. Learn how to protect your hostas with this non-toxic and sustainable solution.

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Remove Slugs from Hostas

Creating your own window box garden is a perfect solution for apartment residents who may lack their own yard. This article on Gardening in a Window Box from Ellen at Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom covers the types of plants that thrive in small spaces and how to arrange your window box to maximize plant growth. Fill your balcony or window ledges with flowers, vegetables, or herbs by designing a dreamy DIY window box.

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Gardening in a Window Box

Tips and Tricks for Flower Gardening

One of the most exciting parts of spring gardening is seeing your flower beds fill with beautiful blossoms. Given the enormous variety of flowers available, figuring out which plants work best for you can be difficult. These beginner flower gardening tips and tricks will help your flowers thrive!

Hanging flower baskets are a wonderful choice for both new gardeners and gardeners with small living spaces. These handy Tips for Hanging Flower Baskets from Kathy at The Garden Glove will help you avoid the common pitfalls gardeners face and covers topics like choosing the proper planter, how to correctly water and fertilize your soil, and more! If you've been dreaming of a colorful collection of hanging flower baskets, these tips and tricks are exactly what you need.

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Tips for Hanging Flower Baskets

Make a major statement to your home and garden by adding a gorgeous flowering vine, such as clematis. Clematis is another excellent option for small space gardeners, as they grow easily with a little help from an arbor or trellis. Sara from Birdz of a Feather teaches you How to Train Clematis by designing a simple trellis and using velcro ties to give your blossoms a little support. Create a wall of stunning purple flowers with this helpful gardening tutorial.

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How to Train Clematis

One of the most important aspects of flower gardening is learning how much sun your plants can take or alternatively, how much shade they require. This List of Full Sun Flowers from Ellen at Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom covers popular flowers that thrive with lots of sunshine, so if you have a yard with little to no shade, these options are perfect for you. From colorful zinnias to romantic peonies, find your new favorite flower and start planting!

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List of Full Sun Flowers

Easy Outdoor and Landscaping Projects

Every gardener dreams of turning their backyard into an outdoor oasis! Major landscaping projects can seem daunting at first but learning how to transform your yard into part of your dream home is well worth it. These outdoor and landscaping projects are a fantastic way to find inspiration for your next home improvement idea.

Just because you're limited on yard space doesn't mean you can't give your backyard a complete makeover. These Small Backyard Landscape Ideas from Sara at Birdz of a Feather cover everything from how to plan your project and calculate the width of a potential patio to pouring concrete for garden walls. These tips and tricks are wonderful for those who want to give their small yard a major upgrade.

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Small Backyard Landscape Ideas

Forget store-bought planters and make some major statement pieces for your backyard and patio with these Stunning and Affordable Gabion Planters from Michelle at A Crafty Mix. Gabion planters have been used for centuries and are typically filled with pebbles or other organic matter. The best part about these planters is that you can make them in just a few hours, so they're an excellent way to update your yard if you have limited time or a small budget. Fill your DIY gabion planters with a shrub or tree like yucca or other plants that favor lots of sunshine.

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Stunning and Affordable Gabion Planters

Adding shrubs or bushes to your yard is the perfect combination of gardening and landscaping! Give your yard a splash of delightful color with these Lilacs and Landscaping Ideas from Ellen at Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom. This helpful article covers how to choose the proper variety of lilac for your hardiness zone, but also discusses companion plants and how to landscape with and around your lilacs. Paint your yard in shades of purple by planting these fast-growing bushes.

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Lilacs and Landscaping Ideas

Give your backyard some much needed privacy without having to spend a fortune on expensive fencing. You can create a beautiful outdoor space for your family to enjoy (without worrying about the prying eyes of neighbors) by learning how to Add Privacy with Plants. This list of tips and tricks from Kathy at The Garden Glove covers the different types of plants that double as privacy screens, like ivy and shrubs, as well as how you can use unexpected ideas like fruit trees or large grasses. Make your backyard a sacred space for your family with this list of privacy screen ideas.

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Add Privacy with Plants

Edible Gardening Ideas

There's something about the process of watching your garden change from seeds to a bountiful harvest of fresh veggies and herbs that's truly magical. Growing your own edible garden is not only rewarding but friendly for the environment and your wallet. If you've been itching to start your own vegetable garden or have been craving fresh herbs to have on hand, these edible gardening ideas are perfect.

Vegetable gardening is incredibly popular with gardeners but if you lack a large yard, you might think this isn't an option. However, this list of DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas from Kathy at The Garden Glove proves otherwise! These hanging baskets and versatile planters are great for apartment dwellers or those with limited yard space. Learn how you can grow a DIY lettuce ball or plant radishes in PVC pipe with these genius ideas.

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DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

If you love to spend time gardening AND cooking, then you'll love making this Indoor Herb Garden Plant Stand from Sara at Birdz of a Feather. Herb gardens are immensely popular, especially with beginner gardeners, for their ability to thrive in small spaces. If you live in a cool climate or a small space like an apartment, then this indoor plant stand is a great option. This herb gardening project also covers the basics of planting your herb garden and how to choose the perfect pot for your plants.

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Indoor Herb Garden Plant Stand

Whenever you think about edible gardening, your mind might immediately go to herbs, veggies, or fruit. But edible flowers are fantastic to add to baked goods, teas, or salads! Find the Best Edible Flowers for Your Garden with this list of beautiful and delicious blossoms from Ellen at Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom. You'll discover not only popular edible flowers and the food they pair best with, but you'll also learn the best practices for picking flowers you find.

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Best Edible Flowers for Your Garden

Charming DIY Garden Crafts and Decor Ideas

Creating homemade decor and outdoor crafts is one of the most enjoyable ways to personalize your backyard and garden. These fun DIY garden crafts are the perfect combination of creativity and style. Let your imagination take flight with these outdoor art projects!

Forest meets fashion with this truly one-of-a-kind piece of garden art. Combine the art of mosaic with paint and nature materials to design this Mosaic and Moss Mannequin. This DIY garden art tutorial from Michelle at A Crafty Mix shows you how to create a bodice for your mannequin out of moss, as well as a choker from twine and faux succulents. This fabulous mannequin would look stunning among your flower beds.

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Mosaic and Moss Mannequin

Dreaming of designing a rustic garden for your country cottage? Get inspired with this list of Rustic Garden Decorating Ideas! This list of garden decor ideas from Ellen at Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom discusses how to add a rustic touch to your garden, as well as what flowers and succulents pair well with fairy gardens, country planters, and more. Design a garden that runs on the wild side with these outdoor decorating ideas.

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Rustic Garden Decorating Ideas

Add the perfect accent piece to your garden beds with this list of Unique DIY Garden Globes from Kathy at The Garden Glove. These homemade garden globes vary with material, size, and required skill level, so there's something for everyone! If you've been searching for some eye-catching garden art, these projects are an ideal combination of elegance and simplicity. Gazing balls are so 2020!

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Unique DIY Garden Globes

If your backyard fence has been looking a little blah, why not add some easy and fun Stenciled Outdoor Garden Decor? Design some enchanting garden art using nature stencils and paint to frame and add to your fence or patio area. This project from Sara at Birdz of a Feather uses an upcycled picture frame, meaning you don't have to spend a fortune for this garden art idea. Update your outdoor space and add some major personality with this project.

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Stenciled Outdoor Garden Decor

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