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Gardens Say Spring

Updated on June 4, 2015

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Planting a Garden

Planting a garden can be an enjoyable experience. But you should first plan ahead. Decide in advance what you will plant. This is determined by where you live and whether the place you are planting is an area of full sun, partial sun, or shade.

Buying plants from a local nursery can resolve the issue of what will grow well in your area. The people working there should have a working knowledge of what plants will thrive in the climate, and whether the plants will produce flowers, or vegetables, before the weather causes the plants to no longer be viable. If you have a ninety day growing season, why would you plant a vegetable that matures in one hundred twenty days?

Gardens are wonderful, whether they are flower or vegetable gardens.

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Have Everything You Need Ready

Before starting, decide what you will plant, and how many plants you will need. Make certain you have the proper tools to make your garden, whatever soil conditioners you are adding, and access to water. Once everything is in your possession, begin the planting process.

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Lay your garden out before you start!

Formal Gardens

Whether or not you can plant a garden, look for formal gardens in your area. Plan a trip during blooming season. And bring your camera. A trip to a large, peaceful garden is usually worth the price of admission.

Pink Lily

Pink Lily
Pink Lily

Mixed Colors

Mixed Colors
Mixed Colors

Why grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs?

Growing your own food is one certain way to know what chemicals, if any, were used on your food while it was being grown. In addition, it has no packaging or transportation associated with it, which is much better for the environment. And, as a bonus, you save money!

Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden

Pink Cactus

Pink Cactus
Pink Cactus

Indoor Plants

Never underestimate the value of indoor plants. They remove carbon dioxide from the air, and give off oxygen. And, of course, they can add to the décor. However, if the plant needs sunlight, place it near a window through which sunlight enters your home.

And, making indoor plants even more useful, plant herbs. Many herbs can thrive indoors. In fact, herb kits for indoor use are available.

Greenhouses

Greenhouses usually have glass walls. Light passes through the glass and is absorbed by the ground and anything else inside the greenhouse. This energy is later given off, but as infrared rays. Infrared rays are reflected by glass, much like light is reflected by a mirror. This keeps the energy inside the greenhouse, and raises the temperature. While this is a plus in cold weather, greenhouses may need to be opened in hot weather to prevent too much heart from building up.

Rose Garden at Bellingrath Gardens

Perry Winkles

Perry Winkles
Perry Winkles

Think Containers

If you have scarce space, or if planting early is a necessity due to a short growing season, consider containers. Containers can be moved into a garage during a brief cold snap, and may allow you to get a jump on the growing season.

Lilies

Lilies
Lilies

Hibiscus

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Join a Garden Club

Joining a garden club can be a great experience. You might learn at the meetings, be able to find great places to buy plants, or just make better gardens as a result of the inspiration you receive.

Lily

Lily
Lily

Basic Gardening Tips : How to Create Good Growing Soil

Lilies and Bridge
Lilies and Bridge

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      Fred Alb 4 years ago from Uruguay

      Thank you for sharing something.

      Very nice work!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      A nice lens. Being so close to Portland, i believe i need to visit the Japanese Garden there. Butschart Gardens are amazing. I do believe that your Pink Flowering Tree is some variety of lilac. The leaves sure look like it. Mine is huge and almost becoming a tree. As a gnome addict, I had to smile at the biker gnome.

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      Isabellas-cabin 4 years ago

      Great information here. One garden I really like is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Boston

      Your photos brightened-up a rainy/snowy day. Thank you for helping me think of spring and the upcoming fun I'll have working in our gardens.

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Loved all the pretty photos on this lens. I grow almost everything from seed and I find it very rewarding. Hope your lens encourages more people to get gardening.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Enjoyed looking at this site. What lovely flowers and ideas.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Thanks for the fun lens!

      I believe that your 'pink cactus' photo is actually a rose. Look closely at the petals, leaves and stem.

      I chose your lens for my 'What I'd Like to Do For a Living' quest. I'd love to garden allll day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gardens do say spring....beautifully!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The pictures of the flowers are adorable. A treat for the eyes!

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      ninakreativa 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens with beautiful pictures of amazing gardens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love the images on this lens. So beautiful!

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      jolou 5 years ago

      Spring is my favorite season because it's so pretty, I have a magnolia tree in my yard. I love it.

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Flawless garden information, and presentation. Lovely your Garden Flower photos!