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While spring is the ideal time to begin digging and growing a traditional vegetable or flower garden, plenty of planning and other tasks can be done at any time of the year. Gardeners spend most of the summer watering, weeding and watching young plants grow. Fall is a good time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs and some perennials. And winter is a perfect time to start ordering seeds, planning out your rows and getting organized. There’s no wrong time to start — but these tips might make it easier for you!

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You don’t have to hit the stationary store to get beautiful pressed flower paper. Instead, try this DIY from @affinityfloralarts. You can soak your own scrap paper and blend it together to make a fully customizable pulp.

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TikTok artist @minipetalprints makes custom flower art frames, but you can also create your own at home using picture frames from the craft store, a few of your favorite petals, and gorilla glue.

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Orchids are notoriously difficult plants to keep healthy, but for a thriving flower you can boil orange peels to create a natural fertilizer as PlantTok creator @greenerkarma shows in this video. It’s also a natural bug repellent, so you can pour it wherever you see pests.

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If you love the classic spring look of tulips, @growersdirectflowers has a few key tips to keep your flowers standing up straight. First, clean the leaves. Then, cut the stems to size so they stand upright in your vase and trim to keep them fresh. The third hack is something only florists know—add a penny to the bottom of the vase to act as a fungicide.

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Traveling florist @filmandfoliage shows you can make an amazing minimalist bouquet using a single ingredient by cutting stems to different lengths to add depth. She uses only baby’s breath to create a full but delicate bouquet.

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