When we think of gardening, we often think of it as both an art and a science. An art, because it’s clear that creative thinking and passion are both required in order to establish a green space with the landscaping, adornments or features we would most love. A science, because there are very real practical skills that go into the craft of gardening, which is why it can become a blossoming (pun absolutely intended) career for some people.
Unfortunately, there is one downside to gardening. Many can take it much too seriously. Of course, a certain level of sincerity is required for any discipline, but as gardening is such a life-giving and beautiful means in which to spend your time, there’s no need to stress over it. Take it at your own pace.
Enjoy your garden and natural space as escapism from an intensive exterior world. Don’t be afraid to indulge in this environment, be that with a paperback in the evenings or a beautiful barbecue in the summer.
With the following advice, we hope to give you some enjoyable tips for a cute and comfortable spring gardening season:
Consider Flower Arrangements
What flower arrangements would you most love to try? It can be worth asking these questions of yourself, because then you can start to opt for a certain theme. It may be that color, texture, and theming are intimately connected, and you are able to approximate a much more wholesome and cohesive design in that way.
Maybe you wish to challenge yourself this year. For instance, with a gardener’s guide to growing roses, you can establish a beautifully lined pathway, growing flowers you have always respected and enjoyed but may not have had the chance to implement in your own garden.
Flower arrangements can also help you cultivate certain garden activity, such as butterflies, or attracting bees. You can also theme this with your home aesthetic, allowing the entire space to feel connected and part of something greater. Past any high-brow considerations such as these, however, is the ability to enjoy many different flowers in all of their glory, to try something new, and to fall in love with cultivating said blossoming design. That in itself can feel intensely rewarding, almost as if you’re an artist practicing with their canvas.
What Extra Additions May You Desire?
It can also be worth considering what additions you may love to possess within your garden itself. For instance, you may decide to install a water feature in the middle of the garden, something that can help you orient your garden path around as it reaches the other side.
A zen water feature can add some much-needed peace and clarity to your garden space, while something such as a raised koi pond, perhaps near your garden patio, can help you care for said fish while appreciating their beauty, curating a little underwater biome for them.
Extra additions needn’t cost hundreds upon hundreds if you’re not interested in spending that much. Some well-placed garden lanterns can give your garden space a magical sense of ethereal beauty, especially when the spring nights start coming in. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your garden in this way, it is your space to do with exactly what you wish.
Furniture & Socializing
While not the only joyful part about owning and developing a garden, socializing with those you care about and showing them your hard work can be a great time. You may wish to factor these events in when planning your Spring garden, such as where you will install furniture and how you may upgrade it.
We can perhaps replace the turf of old furniture placements that have led to yellowing and dead grass, especially through the muddy wintertime. This gives us a chance to curate a better patio, or perhaps install a deck, or to ensure we purchase furniture that will rust less quickly. A beautiful barbecue or chimenea can help a garden become a veritable hub for the most enjoyable smoked food you could wish for.
Even smaller home elements that add to the garden but do not interfere with your general gardening efforts can be worthwhile. For instance, an awning, back porch or french doors can help you bring the outside in during the warmer weather, and vice versa. This can help you socialize with confidence once the weather starts getting warmer. To that end, you’re sure to have a great time.
With this advice, we hope you can start thinking of your spring gardening possibilities when the weather starts to become a little warmer. We wish you nothing but a great experience gardening in 2020.