When the festive mood grips each and every one of us, it touches us in different ways. Some see the surrounding glitter and bright lights and long for love, whilst others -particularly kids- see it as a time to get the gifts they’ve wished for all year long. Then for Christians and religious fanatics, the season symbolizes something greater, and deeper. Whichever way you look at it, thanksgiving and Christmas is a time for joy and gladness, company and merrymaking, or spiritual atonement. Amidst this collage of sentiments, let’s not, however, forget to keep our gardens dressed the part as well.
Vines And Berries. When most of us think of landscaping thoughts immediately rush to flowers and lawns with little attention being given to fruit trees. Berries and vines are an excellent way to add variety and intrigue to your home. They grow unnoticed most of the time, and they also bear fruit for leisurely snacking with fellow merry makers.
Late vs Early Bloomers. The advent of spring heralds fresh shoots and the rejuvenation of nature. At the start of spring you have two options: either to plant early blooming flower varieties -daffodils, petunias, lenten rose, creeping phlox, Virginia bluebells and marigolds- whose immediacy coincides perfectly with the time, or late bloomers -like orchids- that maintain color and effervescence for much longer.
Innovating Simplicity. Nothing captures the simplicity of nature better than a patch of well trimmed lawn. However, his might not appeal to the senses just as much as when you add a floral background, then all of a sudden something boring and idle becomes exciting to the eyes. Try:
- Elevated steps -grass or concrete- for a touch of a grandeur and texture.
- Hedge-lined pathways for natural charm.
- Archways to add purpose and sophistication to your landscape.
Before i forget, don’t forget to manure, mulch and water your flower garden regularly. Global warming is real and temperatures are on the rise. So show your thankful spirit to nature as well by keeping your plants hydrated at all times.