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Enter any luxury hotel, and you’ll see a large centerpiece of professionally arranged flowers, or at least a lovely bouquet on the front desk. While seemingly a simple touch, having fresh flowers displayed in your home creates a touch of splendor in addition to adding a lovely scent and visual focus. You could head every week or so to the nearest florist or grocery store, but we like to make things as simple as possible, so we’re endorsing BloomsyBox (prices vary, bloomsybox.com), a flower subscription service. The service includes hand-picked flower bouquets delivered from sustainable farms around the globe, with weekly and monthly plans available across a few different cost categories.

Window boxes give gardeners an affordable outlet to do what they love most: experiment. Known as one of the first living walls, window boxes have been a longtime favorite of gardeners. Window boxes continue to be a popular landscape element today and often stand in for front yards at homes that open to the sidewalk. Although there is a lot of creative freedom with planting window boxes, there is a right way to do it. Window boxes show off the wide range of possibilities a few feet of soil can offer, so use our tips to create a floral creation of your own.

While spring is the ideal time to begin digging and growing a traditional vegetable or flower garden, plenty of planning and other tasks can be done at any time of the year. Gardeners spend most of the summer watering, weeding and watching young plants grow. Fall is a good time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs and some perennials. And winter is a perfect time to start ordering seeds, planning out your rows and getting organized. There’s no wrong time to start — but these tips might make it easier for you!

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Flowers combined with foliage are gaining in popularity. "We are going away from the bundle bouquet of solitary flower blooms to the soft, organic feel of greenery," said Karen Stauderman, an Extension horticulture agent for Volusia County.

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Fruit-bearing plants, ornamental vegetables and edible flowers do double duty, adding beauty as well as nutrition to the home landscape.

Spring is officially here, and while it may still feel a bit chilly, now is the time to start planting your garden. With just a bit of work, you’ll be able to enjoy a blossoming flower patch or even some homegrown vegetables. Read on to find useful gardening tools and pretty planters — your spring garden awaits!

If you’ve been binge watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo while you spend extra time inside to avoid the cold, you might have looked around your space and been more annoyed than usual at that cluttered junk drawer or messy bathroom cabinet. If you’re not willing to wait around for Marie Kondo’s Hikidashi Box set (or pay $89 for three boxes with three lids), these pretty storage box alternatives are still sure to spark joy.

Though most plants thrive when sown in spring or early summer, it’s not too late to start gardening. Here are 4 tasty vegetables and vibrant flowers thrive during the dog days of summer.

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