How do you know if your garden truly has the blahs? Well, take the quiz below and see…..
1. Does your garden appear somewhat lackluster lately?
2. Is the only color present, varying shades of green?
3. Do you have fewer plants then when your garden was first planted?
4. Are the only shapes in your garden shrubs that been pruned into varying round shapes?
5. Can you count the number of plants and trees you have on one hand?
Did you answer yes to any of the questions? If you did, then chances are your garden has a case of the ‘blahs’. But before you decide to wallow in shame and figure that there is nothing you can do about it….STOP – because it is relatively easy to chase the ‘blahs’ away. Our next post will cover taking inventory in the garden….deciding what to keep and what to get rid of.Did you answer yes to any of the questions? If you did, then chances are your garden has a case of the ‘blahs’. But before you decide to wallow in shame and figure that there is nothing you can do about it….STOP – because it is relatively easy to chase the ‘blahs’ away.
By following a few simple steps, you can have a beautiful garden with loads of curb appeal…..okay, at this point, I realize that this post is starting to sound like an infomercial – but I promise, I am not trying to sell you anything 😉
Over the next few days, we will cover simple ways to add interest to your garden. It is not complicated or difficult to do. Actually, the same steps can be used for any landscape, whether it is in front of an apartment complex, a restaurant, school, a church, a golf course…..pretty much anywhere.
**Your first homework assignment is to take a picture of your boring gardens, whether it is in front, back or on the side. Print out your picture and bring a red pen….more instructions will follow in the next post.**
My hope is that these posts will help you to achieve a garden full of interest and beauty that you are proud to call your own.Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."