My Gardening Story
So many people think that they aren't gardeners. How many times do you hear, "oh my Mom can grow anything, she was born with two green thumbs,but I can't grow anything, even my plastic plants die!" Even if you feel this way about yourself, rest assured that you can grow a garden, you just haven't discovered what you love to grow yet. Gardening is theraputic, and it lets you create an outdoor space that is limited only by your imagination. OK, OK and your budget. If my husband let me go to town at our local garden supply store we'd be in an awful lot of trouble … but that's a story for another day. I'm here to tell you that you can grow a garden that you'll love and how to find what works for you.
I come from a long line of gardeners. My Gran was famous for her orchids and my Mom planted out a kitchen garden as well as caring for her flowers for as long as I can remember. My Dad's father, Pop, fed seven children from his garden and grew up in the war years – he knew the importance of a kitchen garden from when he was a little boy. In saying this, I have only recently become an avid gardener. Having a place to call my own has given me a greater enthusiasm to plant out a garden. Initially I lived in an apartment, so my gardening space was mighty small but I grew vegetables on my balcony and the rest, as they say, is history.
Gardening doesn't have to become all consuming. You can make a simple garden or a play area for your kids. Simply choose a theme and a purpose for your outdoor area and begin planning. With a little thought and creativity you can have the outdoor space of your dreams, whether it resembles a wonderful array of plants in varying shapes, is a completely edible garden or its the epitomy of style and simplicity featuring only a few key plants. Your style is your own, its one of the things I love about gardening and the way you can change your outdoor area to completely reflect who you are.
Happy Gardening! Amber