DIY Gardening for a fresh spring look your way.

Spring is simply awesome. Well, except for the snotty nose and itchy eyes and the ongoing congestion from pollen allergies - it's friggin' awesome. The sun, the color, the opportunity to get outside and dig around in the dirt! And if you're the CEO of the company that produces Zyrtec, spring is probably awesome for you for a few additional monetary reasons. 

 

Regardless, if you're like me, then you're itching to get out in the weather and plant something amazing. Here are a few ideas I found to make your garden not just fabulous, but uber-fabulous.
Life on the Balcony Blog has a great idea for creating a garden from a pallet. Fit a ton of plants into a tiny space for visual interest you couldn't get any other way. - perfect for tight urban spaces! Just score a pallet from behind your local grocery, fix it up, then fill it up! You can get the full skinny on this craft project here. I also like the idea for creating a mobile garden from an old filing cabinet found over at Apartment Gardening.
Craft a garden sphere or three from concrete for visual interest in any flower bed. A little quick dry cement and cheap, thrift store light covers make it easy to decorate your blooming beds! Find the full diy tutorial over at Design*Sponge Blog.
Also from Design*Sponge I love this idea for a "kokedama" string garden. While the tutorial for this unique, hanging garden presents it as an indoor garden, it could easily be used to brighten up a small outside, balcony space located in the shade.
How do you brighten up your garden or what unusual methods do you employ to make your garden extra special?

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