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Archive - April 2013

18.04 20130

Gardening!

The plants are starting to wake up and come to life again! This time of year is amazing because of the transformation that the world undergoes. Everything that looked so dead is now becoming bright and cheerful. Planting your own garden is a great way to participate in the miracle of spring. fiddleheads

Some of us don't have a lot of room, but we can still bring a lot of healthy plants into our lives with container gardens. Don't be fooled, these little gardens can yield a surprising amount of produce. Apartment dwellers and those with small yards can still have some green in their lives with a little creativity and effort. After you start eating fresh herbs or tomatoes that you grew yourself, the stuff you buy in the grocery store seems a little lackluster and boring.

Container Garden

Others have the room to completely overhaul their yards into fabulous landscapes full of beauty and vegetation! This garden looks like it would take a lot of work, but imagine if this was the view from your kitchen window. I'm sure this gardener has an enormous sense of accomplishment after putting together such a picturesque kitchen garden.

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There are so many ways to enjoy plants, and now is a great time to get started. We are beginning to learn that something as simple as getting out into the fresh air and digging some dirt is good for your health!  Even if you don't have a good space, there are NASA studies that prove that growing houseplants can improve the quality of the air you breathe. Beauty and a quality of life increase. How can you beat that?

gardening pots

I hope this inspires you to go out and get some fresh air and dig around in the dirt. It's a fun hobby that can scale with your budget, land, and free time. Start small, and see what works for you. Experiment, and don't get discouraged. Sometimes it takes a little time to figure out what your soil and lighting conditions need, but eventually you can have a beautiful, natural exterior to your home that you can be proud of. I even have some pots and accessories available at my design business, so that your interior . Give me a call or write a comment to see what ideas I have for you!

 Reneesig    

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15.04 20130

Facebook Contest!

Want to win this gorgeous tray? I'm looking for more fans and thought I'd shake things up with a monthly contest. The more people who visit my page, the better, and what better way to get your attention than with a giveaway? This colorful oval tray with lemons is perfect for spring, and would be a beautiful addition to your home!

Oval_Tray_Lemons

All you have to do to enter April's contest is LIKE us on Facebook, and follow this link to enter. Don't forget to share A Design Resource with all of your friends on Facebook! The more success I  have promoting both on Facebook and through my Pell City interior design business, the more opportunities I will have to share interesting, beautiful items with you. Thanks so much! Reneesig

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