I love to watch my garden awaken, as I anticipate Spring. Walking through the garden at this time of the year allows one to remember last season, re-consider this season’s options and to consider trying something new. 2016 holds such promise for new cultivars and twists on old cultivars. Oh, the joy of gardening, never grows old!!!Nandina berries in Ivory glistening in my garden…a gift from a friend many years ago, sharing the newness of Nandina without the red berries.
Are you new to gardening or considering revisiting this awesome journey? Think about the BEE…. Easy to remember, let it buzz around in your head. Here we go – just BEE:
B – Be authentic in what you want to see that reflects YOU as you begin this great adventure. It can be daunting, but for the most part, the joy of gardening allows one to have successes and failures at the same time. No worries – just go for it and make sure your garden reflects who YOU are.
E– Engage in your environment. Know what your challenges are gong to be. How?? Read about what you are up against be it zone, lighting conditions, pests to community ordinances. Educating yourself about these things can only increase your chances of a garden you can be proud of. Walk through your community to see what others are growing and cultivate an ongoing garden conversation. Sharing is a big part of community engagement. Know and be known at your local garden center, find a garden club or create one. Whatever you do – just get out there and garden,
E – Expect the Unexpected. Gardening is one of mankind’s greatest adventures. Whether it be for food or for the enhancement of one’s surroundings, be positive. Expect that if you have problems within your landscape, there is a solution. However, first you must be positive and just get out there and start your own authentic enhancement to your environment.
Looking forward to sharing and perhaps making a few new gardener’s or returning gardener’s comfortable on their journey!by