Master gardeners who think they know everything are vexing. That's not me. It's try and test. And then I do what works best. So I've learned a few things over the years and bet you have too. These are my tips for those of you just getting started out on your gardening journey. As you start to dream about summer splendor, try to be realistic so your garden doesn't annoy you come August. I hope it's a spectacular year for you and the harvest is bountiful! Just avoid these ten gardening pitfalls first.
It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about which plants you'll start from seed and which you'll just purchase. I love to grow annuals, in particular annual flowers from seed. One pack of seeds can produce hundreds of plants costing so much less than a four-pack from the local nursery. You also have a greater variety and choice since you are not limited to what you can find at the local garden center. And if they don't work out, seeds are inexpensive. Want to save some money by planting a few seeds with me this year? Here's how.
It's a good time to "force" your paperwhites. That is, time to plant these stunning bulbs in an indoor pot. Paperwhites planted in small vases make the best shower or wedding party favors. This project is easy and inexpensive to do. Fragrant paperwhites just need to be potted and watered. That's it! Have an elderly aunt, grandma or even a sick friend? Ever need a hostess gift? Perfect. Tall, elegant, and striking in appearance they will be appreciated. And the fragrance? Mind-blowing. So let's enjoy a few blooms before our outdoor spring flowers blossom.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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