I love my garden, but I’m not the most enthusiastic gardener. I just don’t have the time these days to devote to the type of garden I’d love to have. I have fantasies of myself someday as an old lady puttering around a half acre garden, big brimmed hat on my head, pruning shears clipping away, grandchildren playing around me.
But today? Yeah, that’s not happening.
Alli Alli, you may be asking, how does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row? Nope.
My garden is low maintenance. It grows and thrives even as I sit here with my laptop and cup of coffee. How do I do it? Glad you asked!
Select plants that are hardy. In my climate, blueberries are hardy, healthy, and easy to grow. Find what works in your area and go with it!
Plant where the planting is good. You don’t need to have some fancy raised bed with drip irrigation and pest screens. Is there a little spot next to your front stoop? Voila! Great for a grape vine!
Indoor herb garden. That kitchen windowsill is a nice place for an herb garden; basil and parsley can be right on hand for recipes. It can make your kitchen smell wonderful, too.
Perennials are your friend. Those pretty purple irises? They grow back every year. It’s like a friend coming back to visit each spring. Welcome, irises! You were missed!
Containers containers containers! You don’t need to put shovel to earth to have a garden. Potted plants on patios, balconies, and porches are magnificent ways to do gardening easily. Just make sure you keep them watered; they need more watering than plants that are in the ground.
Don’t let time constraints, lack of a “proper” garden space, or the belief you don’t have a green thumb prevent you from digging in the earth a bit. Go forth and plant!
And while you’re at it? Grab that Story app and grow a story as well!