Expert Tovah Martin shares secrets for beginning gardeners
Gardening expert Tovah Martin shares secrets for the beginning gardener:
Start early, keep it small
Don’t allot more space than you have time to nurture.
It’s your garden
Grow what you love, not what you think your neighbors are going to like. The garden should reflect the person.
Observe the piece of land you choose. Is it sunny, shady, wet, dry? There are plantings for all of these situations; just make sure to pair them up properly.
Visit a nursery for advice and discuss what you want to achieve.
Read the labels
Plant labels include every scenario. Narrow down the parts that apply to your area.
The nicer it looks the more you’ll take care of it, so tuck some annuals in with perennials and consider some shrubs to complement the flowers.
This is supposed to be fun. It’s about you; you’ll make mistakes but that’s part of the joy of gardening.