Choosing plants for your garden can be quite overwhelming especially if, you have a very small garden and you would love to grow a lot of plants. Like any other activity, it is important that a gardener maintains a framework when selecting the plants he wishes to use in his garden.
Firstly, observe your garden carefully and evaluate what you parts of it you wish to enhance with more plants. It is often witnessed that gardeners, due to their love for plants and its many varieties, purchase plants on impulse but find that they have no idea on where to position these in their garden.
Before going to the store or looking at the plant catalog, estimate your gardening budget. Remember to consider soil-related amends when estimating your budget. In the case your heart is set on an expensive tree specimen that you feel you must grow, you can always create your garden over a number of phases.
Examination of the Garden
Then, examine your garden and evaluate the little things that will make a difference in the types of plants you will purchase for your garden. These include how much sunshine and shade your garden receives and whether the soil is waterlogged or well-drained. Once you have understood these you are all set to go out to your nearest store and purchase the plant that best suits your garden.
If the garden area you wish to enhance is exposed to a lot of sunlight, you may want to purchase sun-loving plants and flowers such as Catmint and Marigold. If the area is sheltered, you could consider shade-loving plants and flowers such as the Japanese Fatsia and Pansy. Similarly, the gardener can choose drought-resistant plants for the dried-up areas while looking out for swamp plants that will grow …Read More