It’s summer and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Which I do as much as I can. Just to feel that warm sun on my skin….it’s the best wellness plan anyone could come up with! Recently while working in my garden, it got me thinking about how I’d love to share with you, well…..what’s in my garden and all the knowledge I’ve gained since I started my first garden.
The best way to do this, while keeping the planning and crafting blog posts separate, was to introduce a short ten-post blog series on this topic. My goal is to share and hopefully inspire. I’m not in any way shape or form an expert gardener. In fact, I rather prefer being a beginner gardener because it gives me the opportunity to grow with my gardens (pun intended!).
The point of this blog series isn’t to suggest you should rip out your gardens and put in what I’ve planted. Rather, it is my hope you will be inspired to take a look at your own garden and decide if it needs a facelift or just some tender loving care. Remember, this is your own special outdoor space with flowers, plants and shrubs that appeal to you. With each plant you put in, you’ll learn how best to care for it and I know it’ll thrive.
About What’s in My Garden
During this 10 week blog series I plan to (tentatively) share each of the topics below, over a 10 week period. In each post will be my tips for what worked, what didn’t, things I learned along the way and more.
- Vegetable Container Gardening Tips for Beginners
- The Benefits of Planting Fruit Bearing Trees
- Turning Unused Space Behind the Garage into a Garden
- A Garden of Memories Brimming in Irises and Clematis
- Planting For Visitors: A Butterfly Garden Tour
- Refreshing the Mailbox Garden
- Planting a Good Foundation Garden for Curb Appeal
- Take Time to Relax and Enjoy Your Gardens
- Why I Love Gardening
- How to Set Up a Garden Planner Notebook
As each series goes live, I will come back to this post and update each topic with a direct link to that blog post. The best way to know when the next post goes live is to subscribe to the newsletter.
This gardening blog series just highlights another way in which I create a beautiful life. For me, tending to my outdoor gardens is a very relaxing exercise and gives me the opportunity to connect with nature. It doesn’t hurt that gardening is proven to be good for your mental health and physical health, too.
Did you know? When you garden (i.e., pull weeds, plant flowers, etc) you burn 200-400 calories per hour.
Starting a garden or tending to your existing gardens in 2021 is the best way to start creating new, healthy habits and it checks off that self-care tracker we all have in our daily planners! Love vegetable gardening or fruit gardening? Then you can also add healthy living to that list. The benefits of gardening far out weigh any risks (bugs, bees, infected cuts).
In the last post of this blog series, I’ll also talk about my gardening plans and goals for 2022. These garden goals are ideas I’ve tossed around for years already. So, maybe 2022 will be the year to accomplish them (fingers-crossed).
If you are inspired to create a beautiful garden after reading this blog series don’t forget to share by tagging me on Instagram and using #btdinspired, I’d love to see your work (and I just might repost your photo)!
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