Down to Earth Gardening

Down to Earth Gardening

Gardening is perhaps one of the best hobbies that a more laborious nature lover can take up. The reason why I choose to call this hobby laborious is that it surely does involve a good deal of physical activity. This hobby is not meant for those nature lovers who simply want to bask in the natural beauty that already exists. Rather it is an ideal pass time for those who want to make their own contribution to nature.


In order to be successful in gardening one must have the following qualities: –


1.) Besides having a love for gardening you should also have the will and determination to pursue your hobby.


2.) You must be physically fit and agile. Laziness and gardening are anonymous to each other.


3.) Learn to exchange your ideas and information with like-minded people who can show an equal passion for gardening.


4.) Try laying your hands on almost any books, magazines or articles that can enhance your knowledge on gardening.


5.) Be prepared to invest a small number of your earnings in purchasing the “Can’t do without”, gardening tools.


The world of gardening is wide and it has immense possibilities for those who want to explore it with the right zeal and enthusiasm. You can choose from indoor gardening, outdoor gardening, landscaping, cultivating exotic herbs, growing bonsais and thus the list is endless. However, it is important to do a fair amount of research work before delving into any of the above fields. You should master the art of choosing the right plants and also learn the techniques favorable for their productivity and growth.


Growing plants is not enough. Deciding where the plants should grow is also an important aspect of gardening. Nothing can be more distasteful than a garden that has color clashing flowers growing all around in a haphazard manner. So be careful about allocating the plants their respective locations. Arrange the assortments of flowers in accordance with their heights, textures and colors so that they complement each other without diminishing the beauty of your garden.


Keep aside one day from the entire week to be your gardening day. Generally, weekends would be a good choice. On this day, equip yourself with all the essential gardening tools and accessories and get down to your work. If you have children or friends who are equally interested in the gardening call for their assistance. The more the merrier!


Once you are done for the day clean your tools well and store them in their right place. Be sure to maintain your gardening tools because well-maintained tools can give you years of good performance. After all, tools aren’t something that you can afford to buy every week.


Whether you are an efficient gardener or not can be best proved by your garden itself. So stop twiddling your thumbs and put your green fingers to use. As far as gardening is concerned, if you have really put in hard work your efforts will never go futile.







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  1. We’ve just made the switch from a small apartment to a little house and we’re beyond excited! I grew up on a farm so this seemed like the natural step. We didn’t have a chance to move in yet due to this pandemic but this long pause has given me time to do a LOT of research.

    Gardening relaxes me so naturally we thought of having our own veggie garden. Do you think elevated veggie garden beds are a good start? We have two very active dogs and I’m thinking a regular garden doesn’t stand a chance with them.

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