Gardening has so many positive benefits about it that there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t start your own.
The thing about gardens is that there are always people who are trying to tell you how you should approach it. They want to tell you where to plant the flowers, how to trim the bushes and what colour you should paint the fence to get the right effect.
You should be able to grow whatever you want to grow and put it where ever feels right to you
The problem is that gardening shouldn’t be restrictive. You should be able to grow whatever you want to grow and put it where ever feels right to you.
To help you create the garden of your dreams, here’s how you can break away from the expectations of neighbours, friends and even yourself to create something that is truly beautiful to you.
1. Combine Food and Flowers
Often, people feel like they have to pick having either a garden full of food or a garden covered with flowers. They say it’s one or the other. However, there is no rule that says you can’t have both.
If you’re the type of person that wants to eat fruit and vegetables straight off the vine, then grow them in your garden. Create a pallet that is just what you want to have and nothing else.
If you’re a zucchini person but your neighbour isn’t, don’t care what they think. This is your garden and you should decorate it as you want to.
The same rule applies to the flowers that you love. You don’t have to plant roses in the front yard. If you’re in love with the beautiful, unique design of the passion fruit flowers, grow them instead of something more traditional.
No one can tell you that you can’t grow passion fruit flowers next to the tomatoes. Grow your passion and express yourself with your garden.
2. Decorate It with the Things You Enjoy
The traditional garden – and the most acceptable garden – is the one that is beautiful without any decorations. You don’t need garden gnomes and other decorations to make a garden beautiful.
The thing is, that it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have any decorations. Again, your garden is yours. If you want to decorate it with the things that you love, then feel free, no matter how tacky your neighbours think the decorations may be.
If you’re concerned with the environment, find a way to add solar power into the garden. You can use them on the house, or on stands in the garden to power different things in your household.
There are also solar powered lights that you might want to consider putting up to light the front and backyard during the night.
Gardening with the environment in mind will also teach you important skills like how to read an electric meter, how to install solar panels and other appliances, how to compost and other things that you can become passionate about and add to your garden.
The purpose of the garden is to make sure that you’re happy and that you’re enjoying the things in it.
3. Colour Means Something
The colours that you chose to use in the garden means a lot and is important. Different colours mean different things. If you chose to plant a red flower rather than a blue, it means something different about your personality. Here’s what all of the colours mean:
Red: This is the colour of passion and drama. It attracts the most attention and is associated with some of the strongest emotions. It is stimulating, vibrant and exciting. Red is the colour that makes people feel danger, courage, strength and power. If you find that you’re leaning towards red flowers, it could mean that you’re passionate about multiple things. You’re a person who’s led by your emotions.
Orange: This is an encouraging colour. It conveys excitement, warmth and enthusiasm. It is especially attractive to younger generations. If you see that you’re always wanting to plant orange flowers, it might mean that you have a young heart and you’re stimulated by exciting things.
Yellow: This is a colour that is well known for its meaning: optimism. When you think of yellow, you think of sunshine and smiles. People are happier when they’re around yellow colours. Yellow flowers are for those people who are happy and want to become happy by the things that are around them.
Blue: Blue is a calming colour. It makes people think of water, skies, and open fields. This colour makes people feel tranquillity, serenity and peace. When you plant this colour in your garden it inspires feelings of trust, loyalty, integrity and responsibility.
When you’re choosing the things that you want to include in your garden, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. You should make sure that you’re always focusing on the things that you love and the things that you care about. Above all, ensure that your garden express your personality and charisma.