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Think Outside the Fence with Real Time Gardening Advice
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HGTVGardens.com.

As a nature lover who deeply enjoys gardening, it’s super easy for me to be sucked into the vortex of gawking at creative landscaping.  Which is why visiting the HGTVGardens website is such a magnet for me…  it’s like fresh ice cream, so good you simply want to savor each bite and never reach the end of the bowl.

So, it’s a really good thing the website is also chock full of a crazy-good advice and inspiring ideas that motivate me to back to the garden to implement.

For example, I wanted to plant a pizza garden this year and viola! I found a fabulous article with helpful advice and even a terrific recipe for Margherita Pizza that I plan to make after we reap the benefits of our new greens.

 

Think Outside the Fence with Real Time Gardening Advice
My little helpers starting seeds and transplants for our pizza garden.

After reading the article and making a list of items needed to start a pizza garden, I was able to utilize the Plant Finder feature on HGTVGardens to identify what herbs would grow well in my area, optimum times to plant and even where to plant for best results.

Think Outside the Fence with Real Time Gardening Advice

HGTVGardens.com is like having an expert gardener, landscaper, and nature enthusiasts available for consultation 24-7.   The site is even fully optimized for mobile so you can carry all the expertise with you outside or connect and research at the store or on-the-go.  It’s my new favorite website to peruse in the waiting room or during long car trips.

And as if fresh, innovative and helpful gardening and landscaping topics weren’t enough to capture my complete attention, the Lifestyle section offers a plethora of wisdom and wit on everything from crafts to health, travel, weddings and a subject near and dear to our farm – homesteading and chickens!

Think Outside the Fence with Real Time Gardening Advice
A few of our Rural Mom fine feathered friends keeping the yard tidy.

Now that you are “in the know, visit HGTVGardens.com… but be warned, once you begin using this incredible tool, you may not recall how you ever gardened without it!

Want to join me in the HGTVGarden community?  You find my profile at http://bit.ly/11dlJTS?oc=gardensblogger-seven

Think Outside the Fence with Real Time Gardening Advice
Our pizza garden planting inspired my oldest son to burst out in an impromptu ode to pizza.
Moments like these are why I truly enjoy making gardening a family affair! 

This conversation is brought to you by the gardening crew at HGTV.This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HGTVGardens.com.


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Daisy B
    • April 25, 2013
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    The plant finder is really cool!

    • Pam
    • April 25, 2013
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    Thanks for the resource. I love HGTV, but gardening has always been a challenge for me. I just bought myself some hanging plants and will be doing a container garden on my deck this summer. One of my teenagers is supposed to help me a raised bed of veggies too!!!

    • Pam
    • April 25, 2013
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    I have an herb garden so I need to check this out. Love the picture of your son and his ode to pizza. 🙂

      • Barb Webb
      • April 29, 2013
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      They are something else, those two… totally cracks me up. Wish I would have thought to video tape it, but it was so impromptu, we just had a ball sitting around listening and giggling 🙂

    • Grace Hodgin
    • April 25, 2013
    Reply

    What lovely information and photos. Makes me want to get started on gardening so I’ll check them out.

    • Melanie
    • April 25, 2013
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    Thanks for the info, I had no idea that HGTV has this amazing resource.. LOVE HGTV, guess I need to check out their website more often…LOVED it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Frugal and Fun Mom
    • April 26, 2013
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    The plant finder works great. I will be referencing that, since I have a raised bed project this summer and I can already see a fern I like on this list for my zone. Carlee @ Frugal and Fun Mom

    • Kristyn
    • April 26, 2013
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    we are moving in about a month and cant wait to be able to stat gardening@

    • Darlene http://adventuresofamiddleagemom.com
    • April 29, 2013
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    So much fun to read about the family efforts at putting in a pizza garden. HGTV is a go-to source/resource for me; and I love watching the TV shows.
    BTW: I am locked in combat with a bunny over my new spring garden.

      • Barb Webb
      • May 10, 2013
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      Oh no! Hope the bunny battles go in your favor. Cute little critters, but they sure can do a lot of damage, aye?

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