If you know anything about me, you know how much I love every single aspect of gardening. With the exception of a few insects here and there, however, that is par for the course. It's an acquired taste. Gardening that is. With it comes a natural endorphin releasing, stress relieving, and therapeutic hobby that will either leave you vowing to never attempt to plant again or will ignite a passion within you that will become both addictive and unstoppable. On a scale of things that are healthy addictions, this is without question, one of them.
Do you like playing in the dirt? Or are you afraid to get your hands dirty? Well, grab a pair of cute garden gloves or get down and dirty with it and feel the earth between your fingers. The choice is all yours my friends.
It's spring, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and the sun is out! So there is a natural urge to plant something. At least that is how I feel. I get the desire to plant flowers and garden from my mother and sister who are always in the yard and clearly it rubbed off on me. I used to do it every year but of course life gets in the way and sometimes you just don't feel like it. Planting a garden requires dedication and it can be very time-consuming. Either way, it's very rewarding in the end because you can always say, "I grew that!"
I personally love rose bushes and my favorite variety is the Double Knockout Rose which will give you twice the blooms along with very vibrant colors. The Hybrid Tea Rose is another favorite and it is one of thee most fragrant flowers I have ever smelled. Both varieties are very beautiful and heat-resistant as well as being a perennial which means it will return year after year.
The key to a successful garden are my 10 easy steps below. Now, let's play in the dirt!
AJ writes & blogs from her home in Indiana. You can also find her work as a contributing writer at www.groovmagazine.com
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