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Hiya, Belles! Gardening is becoming more and more popular. Ideas from books and online sites are inspiring others to head over to the nearest garden center.
Maybe you’re thinking about planting a garden this year for the first time. Or maybe you’ve been doing this for a while, but your garden needs a little something more. This post has seven creative garden ideas for every gardener, whether you’ve been doing this for three minutes, three years, or three decades.
A garden seems like an easy way to save money, be creative, and eat healthier.
There are so many possibilities out there to consider when looking for ways to do all of this.
But where do I start?
Begin with six easy steps:
- 1st: Find a place to put your garden.
If you live an apartment try a window or balcony garden. Live in the suburbs? A backyard garden might be the answer. There is also the possibility of participating in a local community garden. Wherever you plant, make sure there is plenty of sunshine.
- 2nd: Chose what plants you want to have.
Make a list of the ones you want to try and another list of the things you need. Then narrow down the choices. Check to make sure that the ones you chose grow well where you live. For example, a plant that requires the summer sun might not be prosperous in a cold environment.
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- 3rd: Prep the soil.
Invest in a good soil for your garden. It’ll be worth it. You could even start a compost, which has amazing benefits.
- 4th: Buy the plants.
Find a nursery or place like Home Depot or Lowes to help you out. You can also start with some seeds and watch them grow from the outset.
- 5th: Start planting!
Study your plants. Reading up on them will help you know exactly how to grow them the right way.
- 6th: Don’t forget to keep up with your garden.
Water and harvest regularly. A garden needs attention. Why not even sing to your plants while you weed?
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7 Creative + Easy Ideas to Perfect Your Garden
// Easy garden markers from Handmade in the Heartland is way cute. Chalk paint, paint stir sticks, and a white chalk marker is all you need to create these perfect garden markers. Money saving idea: popsicle stick + permanent marker = plant markers.
// This indoor hanging herb garden is adorable. Home friendly and chic.
// I love these ten balcony/porch gardens. Perfect for apartments and zero-scape.
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Quotes + A Verse About Gardens
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15)
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” (Audrey Hepburn)
“Plant smiles. Grow laughter. Harvest love.” (Unknown)
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” (The Secret Garden)
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“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers. Or you can grow weeds.” (Unknown)
“Life’s a garden. Dig it.” (Unknown)
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” (Unknown)
“So you plant your garden and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” (Unknown
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Have an AH-mazing garden tip or idea, Belle? Let me know in a comment. One can never stop learning, right?
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