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that may be found in carrots, bell peppers, squash, and pumpkins. Deciding which vegetables you will enjoy most as part of your garden, is an excellent time to allow your creativity to blossom. Herb Gardens A neat addition to landscaping is the various herbs that may be considered to revitalize landscaping with the fresh aroma of a preferred blend of herbs. Imagine your favorite herbs blossoming as apart of a beautiful addition to your already dialed in landscaping. Whether your planting a garden of herbs or adding herbs to your landscaping, this is a great time to consider maximizing your spaces with the ideal mix of herbs that you will enjoy most. Herbs that may provide a delightful array of aromas to any garden or landscaping might include mint, lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, and basil. These beautiful herbs also boast the benefit of having the opportunity to trim off pieces for bringing into the kitchen, right from the convenience of home. Having a preferred blend of herbs available in your garden or landscaping makes for a joyful reward to all your hard work. Garden/Planter Boxes Garden boxes are a popular option for those who are seeking to accomplish a neat and organized method of gardening. Garden boxes may also act as a deterrent for little critters and insects, as well as path weeds. Utilizing garden boxes may also help to separate individualized gardening projects while adding a little extra charm and personal touch to the overall appearance and presentation of your garden. Garden boxes are also an excellent means of providing added drainage to garden spaces. Adding planter boxes as a feature to already existing landscaping to create a new impression, is a fantastic way to revitalize and redefine spaces. Some people might also consider adding accents around the planter boxes with a few pavers or stones, or perhaps a gravel pathway to or in between their planter boxes. A few additional accents to your garden or planter boxes might include adding a garden arbor between the boxes. Perhaps a mobile greenhouse cover to attach to the garden box as a lid or adding solar lighting to sides of garden boxes to make for delightfully well light pathway. Maximizing space might include a vertical garden box or a staircase of planter boxes. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to all that may be accomplished with garden and planter boxes. Have fun! There are quite a few fun-filled ways to accomplish a great start to Spring Gardening in Idaho. When the time comes to start planting outdoors, is mainly going to depend on when the last frost date occurs. Having a couple of warms days can be misleading and tempting for some to go ahead and get seedlings into the soil. To give your garden the best chance at success, transplanting seedlings or planting seeds outdoors is best accomplished after the last frost date. As a fun bonus, you might consider taking a picture of the before and after setup of your garden. The plants alone are quite rewarding when they are fully grown, though sometimes after all the hard work has been completed, it may be difficult to remember how much really went into the makings of your masterpiece. AN ORIGINAL PUBLICATION | HUGHES REAL ESTATE GROUP OF SILVERCREEK REALTY GROUP | 45