A Summer Garden for All Seasons
One thing that
is often overlooked when planning and creating a beautiful summer
garden for homeowners to enjoy is the fact that the garden exists
throughout the year. Unfortunately in the vast majority of summer
gardens there is a huge hole in the garden for the vast majority of
the year. Carefully planning in order to avoid this process and
planting flowering plants that bloom during various seasons of the
year as well as plants that provide beautiful foliage and greenery
even when the flowers may not be blooming can prevent this absence
of life within your summer garden from occurring.
Plant continuously and groom your garden consistently throughout
the year. Obviously the winter months are not great months for
planting in the earth but this doesn't mean that you cannot use
flowerpots filled with seasonal offerings to fill the gaps of green
within your garden. There are all kinds of flowers that thrive in
winter weather that would make a beautiful addition to your winter
garden without taking anything away from the beauty of your summer
garden. In fact, the ability to incorporate these flowers and
plants into your garden without necessarily planting may be an
excellent incentive to keep your garden up to date even in seasons
that aren't traditionally thought of as gardening seasons.
Add features to your garden that aren't plant related to bring
splashes of color to your garden during winter months while
preserving the space needed for planting your summer garden when
the appropriate time comes. Flowerpots are a great example of this
but so are lawn ornaments and statues that may be either moved to a
different location during summer months or removed all together.
Keep the earth warm for the summer garden to come during those long
cold winter months.
Use the winter months to plan your summer garden. The spring is
often spent in preparation and the fall months are spent
harvesting. The winter months would be put to excellent use
planning the new additions and possible movements that need to
occur in the coming months. Working on your garden and improving
your garden does not necessarily require working in your garden.
Once you have those gaps filled in and a little bit of green and
color in your garden for the winter months you can focus your
undivided attention on making the coming summer garden even better
and more spectacular than ever before.
Be careful not to plant all of your seeds in one garden spot so
to speak while you are making your plans. By this I mean you need
to keep a certain willingness to make adjustments and corrections
as you go and learn more about the growing process and the specific
gardening needs of your yard. Every growing season will bring a
season of new lessons to learn take the time to reflect upon the
lessons learned during previous seasons when making plans for the
coming seasons and make the adjustments that present themselves
along the way.
from the mistakes of the past and always looking to and
anticipating the needs of the future you are insuring greater
success each year for your summer garden not only during the dog
days of summer but throughout all the seasons of the year.