Spencer Homes Wants You to “Plant” Outside the Box

You’ve built the home of your dreams! Now, it’s time to make your home feel uniquely yours. Since it’s springtime, homeowners are starting to think about planting. We all know that April showers bring May flowers... and we can hardly wait! If your time is limited, or you just want to use plants and flowers as accents in your home, Spencer Homes has some suggestions on how planting your perennial friends can be easy, imaginative and a fun project. Not everyone has a green thumb, so take a peek at these tips for your upcoming planting season and “get creative” with your garden, front porch or patio.

  1. Repurposing old equipment: Don’t let labels tell you what you can and cannot plant in! Got an old wheelbarrow? Is that watering pail collecting dust? Turn those items into attractive and portable planters. Who says you can’t! You can also find great ideas on Pinterest for bringing life to household items, making them “new” again.
  2. Create a piece of art: Have a perfect, but cozy, spot in your back patio for reading and enjoying a glass of wine? Is that same spot missing the cheerful colors of spring? No worries! Vertical gardens are a great way to save space in those extra-tight quarters. Local hardware stores or gardening centers (as well as on-line resources) can give you ideas for shelving that you can personalize to be perfect for that smaller space you love.
  3. Grow your own vegetables: Planting a garden with vegetables allows you to enjoy a tomato fresh from the garden, or a bowl of fresh spinach salad right from your own yard. Growing your own vegetables can be fun. Plus, it's a great way to spend time with your family or have a place to get away and spend time outdoors.

Home gardening tips for adding color to your favorite spaces doesn’t have to be hard. Once you decide the types of plants or flowers that do best in the spot you want to spruce up (based on sun or shade) and the upkeep needed for it to flourish, the hard part is done. Next, you just need to let your creative juices flow. The best gardening accessory available is your unlimited imagination!