If you’re looking for a fun and easy do-it-yourself planting craft you can use for décor, we have the perfect activity for you. This beautiful succulent centerpiece is quick to make and a perfect year-round indoor and outdoor decoration. To start, pick a container that will be big enough for candles but shallow enough, so […]
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Here’s a simple project that requires little effort, but maximizes color, space, and use of old tin cans. This project is great for small spaces such as an apartment or a patio. The item list is short but the project will require a little bit of strength. The first thing that must be decided is […]
Container gardening with shrubs and perennials is not a new phenomenon. Many of the popular blogs and social media personalities have been planting with shrubs and perennials in their containers for a long time, however, they don’t always discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of container gardening with these plants. Just like when planting annuals in […]
Vertical Gardens are the trend we didn’t know we needed! They offer a gorgeous backdrop, fit in small spaces, and allow us to work at eye level rather than bending over. We made ours in less than a day, with no drying time or power tools, and it’s easily portable. The materials list is rather […]
These toad stool mushrooms add an adorable, personalized touch to your garden! They’re fun to make and are easy enough for the kiddos to help with. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry! You’ll only need a few items and you might already have them lying around. Find your vessels. We found […]
Thanksgiving is just a month away, so why not start decorating your table for the big meal and check one important task off the to do list! Fresh pumpkins and gourds are a perfect addition to a festive Thanksgiving table, but in order to still have fresh pumpkins and gourds for your centerpiece, now is […]
A zen garden is a Japanese rock garden or a dry landscape that has been dated back 100’s of years and have allowed monks to meditate and relax with a small or large garden. These zen gardens are minimalistic, tranquil, and very easy to make at home. These small tabletop gardens have grown in popularity […]
What’s better than a succulent? A whole garden of them, of course! Luckily, it is easy to grow these fun plants at home using succulent cuttings. In the video below, our lead grower Dana guides you through the steps. To be successful in succulent cuttings you should remember that this is a long process. It […]
Your plants are in and the hard work is done. Now it’s time to cool off with a refreshing mint mojito, inspired by your garden! You probably have most of the ingredients on hand and many of you are even growing the mint. Here’s our basic mojito recipe that can be tailored to your liking. […]
We’ve designed our gardening kits to add a little joy to your routine while you’re stuck at home. These projects are great for all ages and really help to pass the time. We’ll be adding new projects regularly so please check back often! Kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery in Aberdeen. Order here >>
Make this cute & safe treat for the kids this Halloween! Most of the items you can find around your house. We used three coffee filters, ribbon, permanent marker and a black marker to create our lollipop ghosts. You can also experiment with gift wrapping paper, napkins, tissues, colorful yarn, or whatever else you can […]
Create an adorable fairy terrarium with just a fairy, treasure chest, glass terrarium, air plant (optional), and colored rocks and gems. Pro tip: all are available in our gift store! To start, mix or layer the colored rocks and gems inside of your terrarium. Next, arrange the fairy and chest. If you choose to, you […]
Incorporate new colors and shimmer to your garden this season with a decorative gazing ball. This garden ornament is simple to make! Here’s what you’ll need: flat glass gems, industrial strength glue, and any round glass bowl such as a fish bowl, rose bowl or light bulb cover. Glue the selected gems to the glass […]
When life gives you wine corks, make teeny tiny planters! Isn’t that how the saying goes? This Pinterest-worthy project is made using recycled wine corks and your choice of succulents or air plants. Materials needed: Wine cork Small air plant or succulent plant Drill or screw driver Glue Magnet First, use your drill or screw driver […]
It’s America’s favorite past time and now you can enjoy baseball all season with container gardening! This month plant a baseball with violas and use as a centerpiece or garden accent. The process is very simple! Materials needed: White and red violas or pansies Container of desired size Fertilome Ultimate Potting Soil Start with a […]
There’s a trick of the trade our growers swear by: seed tape. Rather than sorting tiny garden seeds by hand, you can plant a strip of biodegradable seed tape with the seeds already inside. This dissolves into the soil giving you perfectly spaced plants. It also prevents birds from eating your freshly sown seeds or […]
October is here and you know what that means, it’s finally pumpkin season. We’ve got some adorable pumpkin luminaires here at Parkview that are so versatile and make for a great fall decoration that will last for years. When you decorate with these you won’t have to worry about a pumpkin sitting on your front […]
As summer draws to an end, we say goodbye to our wonderful teacher and student help and wish them well on their impending school year. A great little gift for the college kids and teachers in your life is a mini Zen garden they can keep on their desk. This is a simple, thoughtful gift […]
Here we are, already mid-July and there is no sign of relief from the heat. How are your spring annuals looking? They may need some freshening up before the next backyard barbecue takes place. This month we’ll be making a new plant pot for summer, but we’ll be jazzing it up with some repurposed furniture […]
Summer is heating up and we are halfway through the year. This month, we took a week to pay special attention to our beloved pollinators. Here’s one way to encourage a good habitat for your pollinators, with just a few simple materials. For this simple project, you’ll need a saucer that holds water (a decorative […]
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends in gardening, you may have already heard about the next big thing: Kokedama. Roughly translated, it simply means moss ball. This is an easy and fun way to display your plants inside or outside. Plus, there are very few supplies needed to create your Kokedama so […]
It may be cold and snow is still covering the ground but we are ready for spring here at Parkview! We’ve been seeing green for over a month in our greenhouses, and at this point, we are eagerly waiting for the warmer days when we start seeing green outside too. We have been receiving all […]
The temps are cooler and the days are shorter, tis the season for our fresh winter greens and arrangements. Although many of you are dreading the long cold winter months ahead, warm your home with a beautiful Birch Bundle that can be kept inside or outside. What you will need for this easy, inexpensive winter […]
If you’ve been following our latest projects, you’ve already learned to make a trendy succulent dish. We’re happy to announce that succulents are still the talk of the town and we are still creating adorable arrangements! This time of year, most people have an abundance of pumpkins so we have decided to put two of […]
School is in full swing and we all know what that means; summer is over and fall is finally here. We here at Parkview are head over heels for fall. The weather is cooler, our plants are happier and they are starting to put on their final color show before winter arrives. How about those […]
Summer is winding down and that means that fall and winter are right around the corner. If you are anything like we are, you’re already thinking ahead to next year’s garden and all of its possible needs. Something many people forget is the importance of pollinating insects. Did your vegetable garden not do very well […]
The heat of summer is upon us here at Parkview Nursery and we are all about the succulent trend. We have a vast assortment of succulents still available with a new shipment arriving any day now. Succulents are great because of their heat and drought tolerance and the versatility that they offer. They can be […]
Our spring season has flown by and we’ve been busy keeping our plants happy and hydrated. With all the watering we do daily, we certainly have some worn out chunks of garden hose lying around. You may have noticed that repurposing and recycling are common themes in this blog so rather than throwing them away, we decided to get […]
Can you believe it, spring is finally here! This time of year is always so inspiring with all of the color and new life that brightens up our cold brown landscape from the season before. This month we thought it would be fitting to create your own mini plant stakes for your houseplants, outdoor planters, or garden markers.
Looking to add some cheer to your front steps for the upcoming winter season? There is nothing quite like a spruce top arrangement to warm and welcome you and all of your guests throughout the holiday and winter season.
Pumpkins are a great option for fall decorating because they are affordable and incredibly versatile as far as what a person can do with them. But if you are like me, the art of carving pumpkins is not my strong suite so I stick to what I know, decorating.
If you have some tired, yellowing, dried up spring and summer annuals, have no fear, because there is a whole new crop of fresh fall annuals to pick from.
I am all about keeping projects nifty and thrifty; this fun little craft is exactly that. Scavenged décor is unique in so many ways and can be used for many different purposes. A person could gift these to friends and family for weddings, birthday parties, or use them as an accent in their own home. This is a great little weekend project that is affordable and fun for both adults and children.
Air plants are the latest and greatest craze. Have you heard about these crazy little plants? They thrive without any soil, on the air and water around them.
What is a person to do with all those old spare tires they’re not using? Well, you paint them and plant them of course!
Don’t forget what you planted ever again; you can make your very own plant markers in no time. All you’ll need are some rocks (size up your space before choosing your rocks, you may want them to be palm sized or smaller for containers), acrylic paint of your choice in color, a fine point paintbrush […]
Find advice in selecting and arranging plants as well as tips for fertilizing and watering.