{Garden Life} Garden Planning Pinspiration

garden link upThere have been some really useful things coming across my screen lately when it comes to planning your garden for spring — which I know will be just around the corner despite this wildly cold spell we are having here in Germany right now. Thinking of spring and seeing the tulips I planted indoors coming up while it’s about 0°F outside is really keeping me going…not to mention all the wonderful sunshine we’ve had with this cold.

I thought I would share some useful pins from the last few weeks that will hopefully get you inspired and thinking about what your garden will be like very soon. You can check out more of my gardening pins on Pinterest along with my other interests. :)

This one I actually shared on FB as well, but it’s just so fabulous that I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it. I really great visual guide to companion planting, this is one of those charts you’ll want to reference often when planning your garden.

All rights reserved by Nigel Hawtin

All rights reserved by Nigel Hawtin

Thinking about putting together a compost bin but just aren’t sure how to get going? Here’s a tutorial for a great 3-bin compost system that will have you creating rich, perfect compost in no time. (We seriously need to see about doing this ourselves since our current system isn’t cutting it.)


Short on planting space or just have an old dresser you want to find a new purpose for…how about turning it into an herb or flower garden? Or some old tires?


Or maybe you’d prefer to turn some old galloshes into planters? I think this idea is really fabulous and would look great near your entry to your home or garden.


These little garden markers caught our eye the other day and are too cute. They also wouldn’t be too complicated to make with a little bit of artistic ability.

DIY garden markers

What inspiration have you come across lately? Do you have your own collection of gardening ideas on Pinterest you’d be willing to share with us? Just scroll down to link up below. 

Want to join in the garden fun and link to your own blog or images online? You can share about anything related to gardening, old or new posts, from recipes to harvesting to grow reports to DIY projects or inspiration.

Here’s how this works:

PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINESespecially if you have never linked up before!

  • You are free to join the Garden Life link up at any time. You can also skip a few weeks and then come back. It’s entirely up to you.
  • Please link directly to a post about your garden, a recipe, a tutorial for gardening, an inspirational idea, etc that relates to GARDENING — not your main blog URL.
  • Please only link to your own blog or photos hosted online.
  • You MUST link back to No Ordinary Homestead or a Garden Life link up post in your blog post. This way, if someone else wants to join the fun, they can. You can either link with text or using the Garden Life badge.
    Below is a code for the badge above. Just copy and paste this code into your post or save and upload the image to your blog:
    <a href=”http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com/garden-life-link-up/“><img title=”garden-life-300″ src=”http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/garden-life-300.gif” alt=”garden link up” width=”301″ height=”301″ /></a>
  • I highly encourage you to visit other participants and leave comments. This is a great way to meet new friends and become inspired about your garden! I try to visit all the blogs participating as well :)

That’s it! Share your garden with us by linking up below!



  1. says

    Thanks for the cool diagram from Pinterest. Companion planting is something I have ignored for awhile because it seems complicated, but I definitely want to do some studying and this is a handy little charte.

  2. says

    I loved the info in this post- I just got into Pinterest and had to share these lovely photos and ideas. Will be planning my garden soon and the companion diagram is very helpful. Can’t wait, although I’m not as antsy this year with a new baby and the fact that we haven’t really had winter yet- they say it’s coming soon. Guess I should start getting some things planned and started before too long.

    • Tiffany says

      Try not to take on too much! We skipped the garden completely when Mack was a baby because I had enough trouble keeping businesses going and the house clean between all the feedings and diaper changes. Thankfully she did let us sleep, though! And when she was a few months old and it was time for planting, I just couldn’t manage to get anything accomplished. This past year was the first year that it really worked with her being nearby and not getting into too much trouble while I gardened :)

  3. says

    Besides Pinterest, you might be interested in “planting blog bait” on Tumblr.com, because it’s supposed to be one of the biggest growing social network communities for the Smart Phone addicts. It has an easy-to-use format, that reminds me a little of what MySpace used to be like, but you generally don’t leave comments on a posting. Most of the postings are “photo advertisements” with links to more detailed blogs. I still prefer reading peoples’ blogs, but Tumblr is being pushed as the “new, hip way to social media”. Okay, it’s not really new at all. People are just using all kinds of photos to make cookie-size bits of blogmania.

    • Tiffany says

      Oh I don’t think I need another place to “stalk.” :) But Tumblr can be fabulous — and I’m sure Flickr also has a lot of great stuff in it. I enjoy Pinterest because you can file your stuff away to look up later, while also seeing the stuff from others quickly if/when you want to.

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