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Grow, Tend, Create

Mar 25, 2013

by House of Earnest handmade and vintage goods

With spring’s arrival (soon, we hope), now’s the perfect time to get started on a garden. If you live in a cold weather area like I do, start seedlings indoors, moving them outside after the danger of frost has passed. There are tons of beautiful vessels and useful kits for getting started, and you don’t need a lot of space to get some home grown greenery.

[Clockwise from top left: Wood block planter by RedCedarWoodcraft;  Set of 4 Mini Planters by WindandWillowHomeYellow Pig Planter from fruitflypieCedar Planter by mosswoodshopGlass Terrarium from GardenBarnIndoor Herb Garden Kit from HandyPantry;  Mini Succulent Corks by AiyaHMPHSucculent Rock Trio from LandMStudioHeirloom Seeds from MoonlightMicroFarmCeramic Head Planter  from Membil.]

With the availability of beautiful planters, pots, and garden accessories, even people who don’t have a green thumb can have a beautiful garden. As long as you get plants suited to your climate and follow the directions, tending to your plants can be easy and stylish.

[Clockwise from top left: Barbed Wire Trellis by thedustyraven; Brass Plant Mister from iFound4uMoonchimes by mudpuppyGarden Tool Gift Set by gardentoolsWatering Can from FindingBrooke, MISSING KEY?]

The best thing about growing your own plants and flowers is the benefits to your creative life. Add herbs to food, make your own tea, art, soap, sachets, and you will know that the effort it took to grow your own garden was well worth it. Tag up your creations and give them as gifts for the most thoughtful and memorable tokens to family and friends.

[Clockwise from top left: Gift Tags by BearsEatBerriesHerbal wreath by theflowerpatchRosemary Soap by TheLittleRagamuffinBath Bags by LivingTreeSoaps; Les Fines Herbes Poster by evajulietHerbal tea kit by CraigsMarket.]

I hope I’ve given you guys the confidence to get growing on your own. Gardens can thrive anywhere with a little love and, of course, lots of stylish accessories!

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