Gardening for Beginners is connected to your own personal story. It will provide the foundation to design an oasis that will work for you. Understand how to design by looking at the critical things in your lifestyle. Connect to what brought you to a decision to garden, and creating an escape?
Turn your blank garden canvas and change your yard into a beautiful garden experience.
HOW DO YOU START A GARDEN FOR BEGINNERS?
Don’t think of the garden as just planting food or flowers. Go deeper to grow the perfect food and flowers for you.
My designed background has taught me to take the time to plan your outdoor space. You will create a memorable experience and want to be part of the garden daily. That connection is immeasurable because it is a big part of who you are.
If you don’t know where to start the process, take a step back and visit your local gardens. Touring them will provide you with so much inspiration!
You feel overwhelmed? Let me help you. I wrote a post that will provide you with botanical ideas by visiting other gardens.
Once you understand exactly why you need from the garden, then you will create an oasis with personal qualities
Gardening can be as simple as the need to physically connect to the soil, the earth and nature.
You will know where you are coming from, and finally, realize what you need for every space to function.
Connect the dots and what you need to grow and bring a sense of fulfillment to your life.
One of my favorite flowers for Spring are ranunculus. You want to learn how to grow ranunculus flowers? I wrote a post that will guide you step by step.
I began my garden from scratch, nothing but grass. My needs changed as the years passed, but I always understood what I needed from it, the foundation. I needed a healing Oasis and to form new habits by using what I grow.
When starting your own garden design, make sure you garden with purpose, it will change your life!
WHAT A BEGINNER GARDENER SHOULD KNOW
Gardening for beginners always need to think of the following:
- The garden begins with who you are.
- Learn to design for wellness, what you need.
- Observe and develop the garden for success by planning.
- Understand the details of gardening to flourish.
- Learn about your garden zone.
- Consider color as an important part of connection in the garden.
- Once you have all the pieces then you can make it happen, not before.
It is okay, a successful garden design and gardening is a process.
If you are still feeling overwhelmed or are not sure how to start, is okay. Want to learn to design a successful garden and plan an outdoor space that works for you, let’s chat.
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WHAT SHOULD I PLANT ON MY GARDEN FOR BEGINNERS
With the many options out in the market on what we can grow, it is sometimes overwhelming to know what to concentrate on. Start with the easy vegetables and flowers to grow from seed so you can learn the process and save money.
Nothing wrong with buying seedlings, I have done it and it is just as fulfilling to see the food grow and use it as part of your meal. If you want to find out more about what to start with on the Spring season, check out ‘March Gardening | SAVE MONEY & TIME! I provide you with my favorite flowers and vegetables to start with and so many tips.
A few of my favorites for the beginner gardeners are; Salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kales are amazing!, snap peas, beans, zucchini and sweet peppers. These are all pretty straightforward to grow from seed and they will provide you with an amazing harvest.
When it comes from flowers to grow from seed, include in your garden the ones that the pollinators love, edible flowers and others that works as great pest deterrent. I wrote different post that will help you with different flowers for your garden; nasturtiums, calendula, marigolds, sweet peas and zinnias.
But hang one! Have you ever gown a vegetable that become a feature element in your garden? You need to try this, it is so beautiful in the garden. You won’t believe how easy it is.
The food I always enjoy growing, because of ease of direct sowing, are radishes and carrots. Carrots are so much fun to grow because of the variety in the market. You will love growing them!
As you design your garden also think about the food I would like to preserve for the months I can’t grow it. Freezing food and other very simple methods are important to learn as you grow as a gardener to have the least amount of food waste.
But remember that color is everything! You must consider color when you select your seeds, it makes for the most beautiful harvests!
You want to see the potential of turning nothing into an uber cozy space? I wrote a post that will guide your on a summer walkthrough of the garden and inspire you and provide your with some ideas for your own garden.
WHAT MONTH SHOULD I START A GARDEN?
The best seasons to begin reflecting on your life is fall and winter, when everything begins to get quiet and you can visualize your life.
February is a good time to begin the planning aspect of your garden, after understanding the components you want to integrate into the design. Remember that we are speaking of designing a garden first in order to succeed at gardening. I have outlined my top garden DIY’s to help you along.
When gardening, begin seeds in February but this will vary depending on the specific seed. It is important to understand how long it takes to grow a successful seedling for the variety and coordinate with the last frost date.
WHAT A BEGINNER GARDENER NEEDS TO KNOW?
A successful garden is the one that works for you and not the one that looks good to others. Details are important when it comes to a garden; color, soil, sun, drainage, climate, pests, etc.
When designing your garden, not only think of paint or flowers for color. Think of the vegetables themselves as the color in the garden
Sometimes the pests can be a little worrisome or frustrating. I wrote a post that guides you through organic pest control, just as I practice in my own garden. Consider preventing pests and if you need to then treat pest organically.
But at the end of the day, if you planned your garden and designed it for success, gardening will be ideal and just right for your family.
I love organic gardening not only because of the food that I eat and how it is impacted, but also apply this practice to my flowers as well so that I won’t harm the pollinators in the garden. You need them to pollinate your vegetable.
Check out how to attract pollinators in the garden and how best to keep the population alive and well.
Everyone knows that dahlias are my absolute passion and I get a lot of question on why they don’t bloom for some gardeners. I wrote a post that will help you understand how to get your dahlias blooming and thriving.
Do not think you don’t have enough space to create your oasis. You can grow so many flowers and vegetables in a tiny space.
You can grow herbs and flowers in innovative ways. A great, budget-friendly way to grow herbs is by using vertical grow bags. This is my favorite way to dress up my wall and such a beautiful look you get with the different herbs.
Develop the process right, it does not start with the soil, it starts with you. You will be so happy to enjoy a space and working on gardening chores that are very much an extension of you.
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