Gardens and gardening have endless benefits. There are all types of gardens and all of them are wonderful. They offer peace and connection with the earth, they allow us an excuse to really get our hands dirty, and they can even grow to feed and nourish us.
There really is no way to go wrong when it comes to gardening. It is all about the journey you take for you and your garden.
If you are a fan of brightly colored and wonderful smelling flowers, so are the bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies! Plant pollinator gardens where you can easily see them and watch nature happening in real-time.
Don’t forget to give the birds a nice birdbath to cool off in. Encourage even more hummingbirds with a hummingbird feeder!
Why not skip the store and head to the garden to flavor dinner tonight? Herbs are able to take even the simplest of meals to the next level. Herbs have been staples for humanity as medicine, delicious teas, and beauty products for centuries.
Beginner’s favorites include basil, cilantro, dill, sage, parsley, rosemary, fennel, and mint.
Spice up your life with healthy, fresh herbs!
While your ambitions might lead you to want to feed your entire family from the garden, be patient. This one takes time, planning, and research.
The reward–when you bite into that first cherry tomato wrapped in basil–is complete and utter satisfaction!
Raised Bed Gardens
Sometimes the soil just isn’t up to par to sustain the kind of life you’d like it to hold. Design your plants’ home and fill it with lush, fertile soil for success!
Raised beds are particularly useful for vegetable growing. The raised soil warms up faster in the spring allowing you to extend your growing time.
If you have back problems, the beds can be raised as high as a table. The possibilities are endless.
Annuals die annually. They perform an entire seed-to-flower, back to seed-cycle from spring until fall. However, as long as they are deadheaded regularly they will continue to fill your garden with color and perfume all spring and summer.
The flowers that keep on giving year after year! It is important to understand that most of these will not bloom in their first year, and when they do they typically only bloom once.
Yet, the foliage when they are not in bloom can be just as appealing to your curb appeal, especially during the winter.
Types of Gardens For You and Your Yard
There are many different types of gardens, finding the one that fits your style, wants, needs, desires is what really matters here.
As you grow and learn with your garden, it’s important to be patient. If you’re feeling stuck, start with some lovely garden essentials that will give to your garden without much effort on your part.
Growing a garden can be an absolute pleasure. Get dirty and have fun discovering which type of garden is best for you and your yard.