Hey there! Have you been enjoying yourself with us? We reckon that if you’re reading this article today, you must be. You’re really getting into the swing of things, sleeves all nicely rolled up like and ready for the next gardening shift. Awesome, guys! We also reckon that if you’re really this much into your gardening, you really must love nature. And if that’s the case, well, strictly speaking, you love flora and fauna.
Flora, that’s an easy one to figure out, is the plants, trees and flowers in your garden. We hope you’ve got some of those sprouting up by now. Now, this is for those of you who are still struggling to get into the green swing of things. It’s going to be encouraging for you anyhow. Just remember, that if you love plants, you must love animals too. The two go well together. Especially the birds and the bees. No, we’re not here to give you that talk.
Hey there all you green fingers! It’s time to get planting again. Come on guys, down on your dirty knees and hands, all soiled green and brown by now. Okay, that part was easy. If you’re reading this now, you’re motivated and excited. You’re really into this green gardening thing. We’re really happy for you because there’s nothing better than gardening to contribute towards you all creating an organic and sustainable life that’s not only good for you and your family, but good for your neighbors and even your city folk too.
We’re also here to tell you that now is not the time to give up. Yes, some of you guys are going to find all this physical and emotionally draining gardening stuff to be really tough, so much so that you may want to chuck it all up. One of the usual reasons for novice gardeners giving up so easily is because they’re doing some of the things wrong. They’re not planting the right plants either. It depends a lot on your natural surroundings and your area’s climate.
Is it too hot and dry, or do you guys get a lot of rain in your area, those sorts of things. Because we’re mainly here to motivate you and give you a push and a shove whenever you need it, we’d like to remind you that when the going gets tough, well, can you complete that positive statement, well, alright then, the tough get going. If you’ve got green fingers, you must be tough. Part of the problem of an unsuccessful first-time gardening campaign, is not planting the right plants.
We’d like to remind you then, especially those of you are who are seeing your plants wilt or shrivel up and dry up completely, that what your soil and garden needs are perennial plants. Especially for those of you who are completely new to gardening, it’s our job to explain to you all what this basically means. To have perennial plants in your garden means that they’ll be growing and flourishing all year round. Yes, that’s right folks; perennial means all of the time, more or less.
Hi there all you green fingers! Okay, so some of you don’t have green fingers yet, so this series of articles is designed to get you all in the mood and to help motivate you to get down and nicely dirty in your backyard, or in front of your porch. It is hoped that this modest contribution will have seen to it that all of you reading this will seriously but fabulously have green fingers by the time the planting season, your first of many, has come and gone.
Just to get you into a really juicy mood for organic gardening, we’re going to give you an interesting fact or two on the processes of organic gardening. For a bit of a natural sweetener, we thought we’d do this by showing how successful beekeeping starts with a little help from your bees and plants. It shows why it’s good to have some bees in your garden anyhow. Let’s get talking about it then.
Just like the birds, the bees end up pollinating your organic garden. It’s a two-way street guys. You need them bees and them bees need you. Keep your organic garden shipshape and neat and tidy and spare no bones about keeping pesticides and other harmful pests like rats out of your yard. The bees are already doing their bit. They need to get out of their hives to collect some nectar from your lovely sunflower plants.
When it comes to plant out the winter bedding plants, autumn is the perfect time. I have learned this through my experience and that is what I would like to share with you. Winter bedding plants are often also called spring beddings or even autumn bedding plants. No matter in what way you call them, here are some of the most widely planted winter bedding plants that will be really a treat to watch in your garden all throughout the upcoming winter and spring.
However, before I talk about the plants, let me tell you something about the planting techniques. Try planting the winter bedding plants in the borders, beds, window boxes, containers or the hanging baskets. These places will see a riot of colors when the flowers will be in full bloom. Here are the plants for you.
This is regarded as one of the stalwarts in the world of winter bedding flowers. Pansy plants are extremely versatile and generally bloom for a longer period of time than many other winter flowers. They are in full bloom right from autumn throughout winter till the end of spring, and even at times till the start of summer, provided that the start is mild. The pansies indeed provide the much needed fillip via its welcome splash of color in the beds and borders, windows boxes and containers where they can be grown. They come up in many colors such as white, yellow, red, blue, orange, and purple. You need to grow them in sun and in places that are partially shaded and you need to dead-head or remove the dead flowers from the plant on a regular basis to ensure relentless flowering on a continuous basis.
Watering plants is one the most crucial aspects of gardening. The task might look pretty easy apparently. However, the reality is that there are a lot of aspects associated with watering. Let us look into them one by one.
Firstly I would like you to remember three aspects before you start gardening – the type of plants you have in your garden, the capacity of the soil of your garden to retain the moisture, the climate of the place where you reside.
The type of plants you have in your garden
Plants that come up with extensive and widespread root system, or the ones that have some extra capacity to store moisture can survive even on less water. These plants are drought tolerant and can even do without much of water. However, the non drought tolerant plants, on the other hand, would need a lot of water for surviving. Hence, the extent of water that you need to provide will depend upon the type of plants in question.
I personally find gardening as one of the healthiest and noblest hobbies, wherein you not only fulfill your wishes and make yourself comfortable, but you also spend a considerable amount of time in nature, cementing the bondage between you and Mother Nature, which benefits both the parties at the end of the day. I like gardening, as this is my hobby, and I would like that others grow this hobby as well, as this is to my opinion the best way to stay well. Here are some of the tips that will help you to start off with this fantastic hobby that will seal your bondage with Mother Nature and help you stay fresh, even if you have had a hectic, tiring day.
- Check the soil and opt for the most suitable plants
The first and foremost step that you need to take is checking the type of soil the site of your garden has. Check whether it is light and sandy, or heavy or rich in clay. The type of plants you need to opt for should strictly depend upon the type of soil. In case you are opting to garden in your backyard, you need to keep an eye on the type of plants your neighbors are growing, for the type of soil in your neighborhood will not vary from that of the backyard of your own house.