Flower Gardening

Whether your staring a flower garden from seeds for the first time, or you’re looking for details on a plant variety, the Avant Garden Decor blog has the tips and answers you need to achieve a flourishing garden.


10 Tips for Using Artificial Light

on Your Houseplants

Outdoor plants are thankful to spend winter months inside where conditions are less harsh and they can get the attention they need. Being indoors presents a few challenges such as moisture, or lack of moisture, in the air as well as lighting. Natural light for long periods of time is not always possible when plants are indoors, so thankfully there are alternatives!

American Robin in hanging basket

Attract Birds with Hanging Baskets

Themed gardens are a popular among gardeners. There are tons of themes that can be put to use, but one of the most common is a garden to attract birds. A hanging basket garden designed to do so will allow you an up close and personal look at your feathered friends.


Why Line Your Hanging Baskets?

Hanging baskets are just that – a type of basket. The use of baskets provides lots of open space for adequate air circulation and sets the stage for proper drainage. With that in mind, it is important to line your hanging basket with materials that will help keep the soil, plants, and roots protected, in addition to keeping water from just pouring through.

Indoor Plant tips

Decorative Houseplants 101:
Nine great indoor plants

This is an excerpt.Houseplants offer a variety of benefits including air purification and increased oxygen in our homes, but they’re also capable of beautifying an indoor space. Decorative houseplants can add pops of color and touches of texture to a room in your home. With low cost and low maintenance plants available, you can easily add floral décor to your home. Let’s review a few options that will work for your home or lifestyle.


Plant of the Month: Chrysanthemum

Commonly known as a mum, the Chrysanthemum is a hardy plant has become the standard fall flower for many gardeners in cooler climates. The mum’s ability to be winter-hardy in zones 5 and up, and, with a little extra care, in zone 4, makes it a very versatile and reliable addition to any garden.


Maintain Plant Moisture with Ice Cubes

With this squelching hot weather, it’s natural to want to hibernate away indoors with air conditioning or lounge in cooler, shaded areas… but what about your plants? Finding it tough to keep up with watering your container gardens in this heat or keeping your plants from drying out too quickly? Try adding ice cubes!