Blehhh, winter can be so ugly some days. It's an incredibly gray day here today and I think the sun itself has seasonal affective disorder and is hibernating. I've almost forgotten what green plants look like. Remember summer gardening? Your yard a riot of reds, yellows, greens of every shade? Those were the good old days. Spring seems so far away.
Well, if you're feeling the winter blues, I have a perfect cure for you. No, I'm not giving away trips to Fiji. (I wish!) But you can do this right here, right now. Have look at these glorious gardening Pinterest boards and indulge in a little daydreaming. Here are 9 garden boards you should follow now.
1. Curb Appeal, Better Than Cash Looking for ideas to make your front yard prettier? Check out this clever board, filled with arresting doorsteps and front walkways that all had me at "hello."
2. Better Homes & Gardens' Gorgeous Garden Plants BH&G has several gardening boards, of course. But I like this one the best because the idea is so simple. Look through this one with another tab open to your favorite seed catalog. I like their Gardening Trends board, too.
3. Sunset Magazine's Gorgeous Garden Paths Sunset has a bunch of gardening boards, too, but this one is especially sweet. I like a tightly-focused board. Their Gardening Tips board is maybe not as pretty but definitely useful.
4. Garden Bloggers United's Vegetable Garden A big Pinterest trend I love is the group board, and this is a great gardening version. Gardening bloggers pin their favorite veggies.
5. Flora + Fauna This garden board is fashion inspired. Or is it more that it's about garden-inspired fashion? Either way, it's beautiful.
6. How Does Your Urban Garden Grow? For those of us gardening in city spaces, this board is useful and inspiring.
7. Edible School Yards If you love a school garden and are looking for ideas for your kids, this board captures school gardens from all over.
8. Calming Japanese Gardens I love Japanese gardens -- I could just stare at pictures of them for hours. So calming! Literally, in the case of this Zen-like board.
9. Tropical Gardens On the other hand, a tropical garden can be exciting! I saved the biggest, wildest, most exuberant, most summery board for last.
What are your favorite gardening Pinterest boards?
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Something my kids handmade
A fun holiday at home with my family
Some time off!
Something just for me, like a plush robe