Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

Attract Birds to Your Garden with a Few Easy Additions

Are you an avid bird watcher? Would you like to see more bird activity in your garden? It’s easy to turn on the welcome sign and attract birds by simply changing up a few things. We detail the best tips to attract more birds to your garden below. Food, Water, and More! To start, one of the best keys to attracting more birds to your garden is providing a bird feeder. Make sure your bird […]

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Indoor Water Garden: the How-to Guide to Decorating with Horticulture

Creating an indoor water garden is a great way to add décor to your home and channel your inner gardener. This unique indoor gardening style will draw the attention of all of your guests! This article lists the basics of water gardening and which plants are best suited for this type of garden. You’ll be glad to learn, adding an indoor water garden to your home is relatively simple! First, find a place in your home […]

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DIY Backyard Wind Decorations

Autumn weather can bring in strong winds throughout the United States. Finding the perfect wind chime or wind spinner that fits your personality can sometimes be difficult. When creating your own wind decoration, you can personalize different elements to suit your liking. Create your own rendition of the DIY wind decorations below and enjoy the views and sounds produced by the windy weather this fall. For a more rustic look, Domestically Blissful’s antique key wind […]

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Common Gardening Mistakes

It can be tiresome to see unsuccessful results from the garden you spent so much time working on throughout the year. Your garden might not be functioning as well as you thought because of a few common slip ups. Check out the most frequent gardening mistakes below! Overwatering or Shallow Watering Watering your plants too frequently can drown out all of the air pockets in the soil. Lower layers of soil can be very wet […]

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How to Reduce Pollen in Your Home

Allergies are in full swing this fall which is understandable with the amount of pollen that is circulating in the air. Pollen makes allergy symptoms outdoors tough to deal with but can also cause havoc indoors as well. Read our tips on how to keep pollen out of your home to reduce allergy symptoms. Vacuum carpeting regularly. Pollen can easily be tracked in from the outdoors and from open doors or windows. You can drastically reduce […]

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Growing Herbs in the Fall

As the cold weather is starting to roll in, it’s the perfect time to finish off your fall gardening. Many people forget that fall can be a great time to plant herbs in their gardens. The herbs that thrive the most when planted during the fall season include: parsley, chives, and cilantro. The cooler weather benefits the herbs because their seeds can be planted a month before the last frost. These types of herbs have […]

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2 Quick Fall Crafts to Decorate Your Home

With the leaves starting to change and cooler weather keeping you indoors, it’s the perfect time to get started on new fall crafts. It can be difficult and expensive to pick out home décor at your favorite shopping center. Luckily, it can be so much easier to decorate your home by using things that are commonly found in your backyard. Check out these fall crafts from items that you would find in your backyard! These […]

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8 Simple Apple Picking Tips

It’s that time of year again where the apple supply has become ample and people are headed out to the orchards again. People don’t always know what to look for when looking for the prime apple to pick for themselves. Use our quick apple picking tips to help guide your trip to the orchard. To tell if an apple is ripe, make sure that it feels firm and does not have any bruises. Don’t focus […]

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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Summer Fun

Summer is an amazing time of year; backyard barbeques, bonfires and lawn games make it a great time to be outside with friends and family. Summer fun can quickly be ruined by mosquitoes. They are a constant nuisance, leaving itchy bumps and they can even carry diseases like the newest issue in the United States, the Zika Virus. Controlling these pests is something that everyone attempts with bug spray, natural DIY sprays, and citronella tiki […]

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Indoor Plants that are Absurdly Easy to Maintain

Everybody loves the sight of a beautiful outdoor scene with an array of flowers, bushes, and trees to capture the magnificence of nature. This warm feeling driven by Mother Nature is something many try to replicate in their homes. Some people have a green thumb, but many of us unfortunately do not, meaning we inadvertently endanger plants in our efforts to grow and maintain them. But don’t get discouraged: you’ll be happy to hear there’s […]

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New Uses For Old Rain Boots

We tend to be sentimental with the smallest of things, though we may find it hard to explain our attachment to them. It is not uncommon for us to connect seemingly insignificant yet profound moments in life with everyday objects such as a special mug or a stuffed animal. Rain boots are no different. Every parent has that fond memory of watching their adorable toddler jumping and splashing in a puddle for the first time. […]

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Top Tips for Taking Care of your Spider Plant

No wonder spider plants are so popular: Not only are these willowy beauties a delight to look at—they are also champion air-scrubbers that benefit your home’s air quality. The right type of TLC will keep your spider plant looking great and doing its job. Here’s how to care for your spider plant, so it can take care of you! Spider Plants: The Perfect Houseplant? While spider plants are only able to survive outdoors in very […]

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Boost your Garden with these 8 Fall Planting Ideas

Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean that your green thumb needs to hibernate for the winter. Fall is the perfect time for planting garlic and certain tasty vegetables, as well as perennial flower bulbs that will greet you with beautiful blooms come spring. Read more for 8 ways you can enjoy your garden this autumn! 1: Create a Container Garden Container gardens are like movable works of art that allow you to arrange plants […]

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Check out these 4 Easy Steps to Creating a Beautiful Container Garden

Container gardens are compact, mobile showcases for beautiful blooms and striking foliage. You don’t have to be a master gardener or a landscape architect to craft a container garden that will be the perfect highlight for your outdoor space. Use these 4 simple steps and create a container garden you and your family will love! Why We Love Container Gardens There are so many things to love about container gardens. They need little space, so […]

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Drive Bugs Away with these 10 Pest Repellent Plants

Pests such as bloodthirsty mosquitoes and tomato-destroying nematodes can send you running indoors and keep you from getting the most out of your garden. Chemical repellents are one way to go, but these 10 plants can give you a beautiful, all-natural hand with driving pests out of your garden. Re-claim your territory! 1: Rosemary Rosemary is an aromatic herb that makes a wonderful potted plant. Best of all, mosquitoes don’t like the smell of this […]

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Keep the Summer Fun Coming with Our Top 10 Summer Blog Posts!

Summer is in high gear and it’s time for cookouts, family fun, and relaxing poolside. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite summertime blog posts that are loaded with tips to help you get the most out of your summer. From mouth-watering burgers, to natural mosquito repellants, to top ways to keep cool, we’ve got you covered! 10 Tips to Help you Savor your Summer Summer is time for fun, and we’re here to help! […]

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Save Money with these Easy DIY Garden Tools

The right garden tools are essential for nurturing beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables. It’s easy to spend a fortune on fancy garden tools, but sometimes the perfect tool for the job is already right under your nose. Read on to find out how to make several super-handy garden tools for little or no cost and very little effort, and keep lots of green in your wallet as well as in your garden! Re-purposed Garden Tools […]

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Successfully Grow Upside Down Tomatoes in a Beautiful Hanging Planter

Several years ago we re-pinned an article on growing tomatoes upside down in a bucket.  The pin has gone gangbusters on Pinterest this year so we wanted to elaborate on the upside down tomato idea and see if we could successfully grow tomatoes upside down in a more aesthetically pleasing manner.  We decided to try growing upside down tomatoes in a hanging planter with a coconut liner.  We cut holes in the bottom of the […]

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6 Top Shade Options to Keep you Cool this Summer

There are few things better on a hot summer day than putting your feet up in the shade and sipping a frosty glass of iced tea. Providing a shady oasis where people can relax is one of the best ways that you can make your outdoor space welcoming for friends and family, as well as a soothing haven for yourself after a long day. Read on for 6 great ways to enjoy the cool! 1. […]

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Our 7 Favorite Climbing Plants to “Wow” your Outdoor Space

Installing a pergola, gazebo, archway or trellis is a wonderful way to beautify your outdoor space and create a cozy area to gather and visit. Take things to the next level by adding the right climbing plants, and bring life, color, soothing scents, and shade to your space. Read on to learn about 7 show-stopping climbing plants for different styles and climates, and find the one that’s perfect for you! 1. Camellia Camellias (Camellia japonica) […]

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Happy Father’s Day! Make Time to Relax with these 6 Home & Garden Tips

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! This is the day to spend time with your kids, relax, and enjoy the warm weather. These 7 home and garden tips will save you hassle, so you can spend more time watching the game and less time taming the lawn or tackling your latest DIY project. There’s even info on how to win big in our Great Backyard Giveaway, with a Grand Prize worth over $3,000! Read on to learn […]

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Liven up Your Outdoor Space with these 2 Easy DIY Videos

Now is the perfect time of year to fire up the grill, kick back on the deck, and make lots of fun memories with your family and friends. You want your outdoor living space to have just as much style as the inside of your home, and these 2 easy DIY projects will help you get there. Read more to see our video instructions for making your own stylish pallet bar and gorgeous flower tower! […]

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Grow Citrus Indoors for Fresh, Beautiful, Delicious Décor!

You can’t beat fresh-grown oranges, lemons and limes when you want to add a burst of sweet-tart flavor to your juices, pies, and homemade sorbet to keep you cool this summer. But you don’t have to live in Florida or Southern California to grow your own citrus! Growing your own indoor citrus trees is easier than you might think, and your décor and your palate will both thank you. Read on to learn more! Step […]

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Flower Spotlight: Nasturtium has all the Beauty and none of the Fuss!

If you aren’t familiar with nasturtium, then you’ll be thrilled to get to know this hardy, versatile beauty. Nasturtium rewards even novice gardeners and poor soil with vibrantly-colored, fragrant blooms. And nasturtium has a few “hidden talents,” as well! Read more to learn about one of our favorite flowers. Nasturtium: The Low-Maintenance Beauty Nasturtium are one of the most no-fuss flowers available. Got poor soil? No problem! Nasturtium actually prefer nutrient-poor soil, so you don’t […]

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Discover 4 Fun ways to get your Kids Involved in the Garden

Gardening with your children is a wonderful way to bond with them, and it’s also time that your children can spend enjoying the outdoors and learning about how plants work, instead of staring at a screen. And children who garden eat more fruits and vegetables than their peers, so gardening with your kids is definitely a win-win! Here are 4 fun ways to nurture your children’s fledgling green thumbs. 1. Plant Colorful Vegetables Studies published […]

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