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Rearranging Your Garden

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Contributed by : Nora Kelly

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All the gardens reach a point where they need a little renovation. Renovation is a huge work. It requires a lot of new ideas, time, and knowledge. Most of the people want to rearrange their garden to be more beautiful and more comfortable. Some people want to install a pond or a swimming pool. "The best place to plan your yard is just sitting in it", says A Dutch gardening expert W. Oudshoom. In this article we will give you a few useful tips and make your rearrangement easier.

First, take a look at a plan of your yard. This plan should incorporate the current look of the garden and the future look of the garden. In your scale plan you should leave some space for the notes, abrupt ideas, plants' names, and a lot of more. Do not forget to note how the light shifts in your area. Light is dramatically important for the plants and the need of the light for individual plants differ considerably. Later, decide where do you want to build your garden buildings. These buildings can be built in a sunny or shady area.

Moreover, carefully select the plants for your garden. And remember that not every plant in your yard must be moved or removed. You definitely have some great and beautiful plants. Let them grow in your yard. Gardeners think of the plants and trees throughout the year. Do not forget to pick the plants which will grow well in your climate. If you are not sure that your selected plants will grow well in your climate, you can always ask nurseries, country agriculture extension agents, and other institutions. They will recommend you suitable plants by climate zone. Pick proper trees, bushes and fences in order to form the structure for your yard.

You should think about the vertical landscape. It is recommended to choose tall plants and flowing vines in the garden because these plants can hide the walls and fences. What is more, these plants create a great atmosphere. Include big trees, plants, and walls as a background in your yard's plan. Outline the items you want to add on tracing paper and lay the sketch over main drawings to see how the items look together. If you decided to try gardening, you may think about an area in your garden with as much sun as possible, because fruits and vegetables will not grow in a heavy shade. Be sure to grow recommended varieties of vegetables for your area. You can ask for help at the local garden store for varieties available. Usually it is better to buy high quality seeds and plant them not too deep.

If you want to have more space for unused garden tools and other equipment, it is important to decide which garden building you need in your garden area. There are several options for garden buildings. You can build a log cabin, wooden gazebo, garden shed, wooden garage or other building. Keeping gardening tools somewhere in a corner of your garage is not bad, but a lot of people want something more than this. For example, a beautiful garden shed or a log cabin where the garden tools, mower and other equipment have their place.

Of course, most of the gardeners can do a lot of work without an expensive garden shed, but when the gardener's garage is full of gardening tools, a great garden shed no longer seems a ridiculous idea. It is said that a garden shed for the gardener is like a kitchen for a cook.

If you want to have a small garden and grow vegetables for your family, you need a place to keep all your gardening tools and equipment. There are different garden buildings because everybody has different needs. There are a lot of advantages of owning a garden building. Some garden sheds are used as gardeners' offices with the space for tools, and a desk for writing gardening notes.

Today, most of the log cabins or garden sheds are modern and not big enough to put the mower. Small garden sheds now are common items in the gardens. The demand for the garden sheds have increased dramatically these days. It does not matter how big your garden is, it has to meet all your needs. Garden sheds are sturdy, durable, and functional. Do not forget to plan your garden building with a lot shelves. These shelves will make some spare place to put all your things. Gardeners without their space can feel uncomfortable and can lose their passion to plant and grow vegetables.

There are a lot of types of yard buildings, but the garden shed is the most popular. Garden sheds are most popular because of the great look and curb appeal. Wooden buildings, such as a garden shed or log cabin, vary widely in their construction methods, complexity and the size. Their decorations of wooden building depends on the walls, the type of logs used, the overall look, but if you need just a place to put all your gardening tools, garden shed will definitely meet all your needs.

If you think about the renovation of your garden, it is highly recommended to talk to your family members because your garden is a place for the whole family to meet, relax, and spend their time together. Today, gardening is one of the most popular activities in the United States. A lot of people are turning to gardening as a mean of relaxing and supplying themselves with fresh vegetables. Do not miss your chance to make your yard more comfortable for you and your family members.

About Author
I earned my Native Plant Studies certificate from the University of North Carolina Charlotte Botanical Gardens in December of 2011 and you can, too! Find out about the program here. It was so much fun; great people, interesting courses, highly recommended. I took twice as many classes as required! They’ll probably never get rid of me out there.

So, who am I? Without getting into existential crisis over it, I’m Melissa, a wife, mother, and homemaker, whose (now grown) children have been known to ask, “Mom, why do you love plants so much?”

I’m not sure I ever had a good answer for that, but I have noticed plants don’t talk back! JC Raulston, the man with Chlorophyll in his Veins, said he loved plants because plants don’t hurt you. That’s as good a reason as I can come up with. I probably have chlorophyll in my veins, too.

Once when my daughter was about four years old she fussed at her grandma for reaching into the car and throwing away a dried leaf lying on the dashboard, “No, Grammy! My mom can make potpourri with that!” I hadn’t planned to do that, but in fact, it was a dried herb. When we got home, that’s what we did.

So, they’ve grown up with a plant geek mom, a fact that didn’t much please them after about the age of four. Which brings me to why I write the blog: Because you DO love plants as much as I do! And you have gardens and houseplants that you love to talk about. Or maybe you just love to visit gardens or look at pictures from another part of the world and dream about them. Either way, welcome!

As for the garden, my husband and I are slowly creating a woodland habitat garden underneath the oak/hickory/maple canopy that makes up our suburban lot.

As we remove English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and other invasives and add native plants, it encourages native birds and insects to visit and helps us achieve a level of sustainability that a less diverse landscape doesn’t have. Our peaceful garden with birdsong and flowers is my favorite place to be. I will show it to you here as it develops.

Our list of plants will fill you in on what we have and, if you’re new to The Filix (or just to gardening) give you some idea what grows well here.

I have enjoyed connecting with other plant-lovers and garden bloggers so much! Please feel free to comment and leave a link to your own personal blog, if you have one. I would love to hear from you, too.

Being around plants, learning about plants, gives me a sense of peace and purpose. I am renewed, refreshed and invigorated by being outside interacting with nature. It is a pleasure to photograph and write about it for you.



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