If you’re looking for an easy way to construct a raised garden bed without tools, the Bloom Instabrace is a great option. These stainless steel corner pieces were created to hold boards together without any need for additional parts or tools. They come in several different designs, running $36 and up for a set of 4. However, this isn’t a kit that comes with everything included. You’re still going to need some wooden boards and enough dirt to fill up your raised bed area. Once you’ve got the bed assembled, you’re also going to want to fill it up with plants, unless you prefer staring at an empty plot of soil. Read More
I recently noticed that my hardy hibiscus was rapidly outgrowing its container. Like most gardeners, I find keeping my plants in adequately large planters can be a difficult endeavor. You finally think they’re all secure for the season and then one has a random growth spurt. As it turns out, the local garden center had a sale on neon blue plastic containers. I bought two, thinking to use the other for something else. But then inspiration struck. I could set matching containers at either side of my entryway for extra pizzazz. Sort of like a plant version of double mint gum. If you’d like to do the same in your front yard, read on for details for your own porch planters.