Wednesday, October 18, 2006

If you have got a desine in mind, its time to give this design a shape. For beginners I would recommend not to waste too much time in getting expensive equipment. Just look around the house and you will find many discarded pitchers, pots pans old tyres, stones and pebbles, dried wood and containers of all sorts. all these can be used to creat a beautiful garden. save your money to buy good planting material and essentials for your garden. Dont be in a hurry, drawout the layout of your garden. Lay emphasis on the centre of attraction and listout everything you will require. Now look around and see what is available in your jonk yard. your plan is bound to change when you find something useful and find the best use for it. It will take you some time to finalise your design and make a list of what you have and what you require. I have created a beautiful water fall with a pond and beds around. The only thing I required to procure from outside was a water pump. Even the plants I have raised from cuttings taken from friends.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Today we can discuss the various styl of gardens these are as under:-

  1. The formal garden. These are the type you would normally see in most of the parks, large houses and factory buildings. These gardens are marked with rectangular lawns, straight flower beds, and give a very orderly appearance. Such gardens are suitable where large compounds are available.
  2. Informal gardens. These are mostlt seen around cottages and country houses. Most suitable where space is restricted. They are marked with irregular edges, flowers growing in clusters but not haphazard and has a mixture of flowering shrubs, annuals, vegetables, herbs and bulbous plants, a waterpond with water plants and gold fish may be included.
  3. Land scaped Gardens. These are styls of gardens adopted from other countries like Japan and China. These gardens are marked with waterfalls. Bridges paths and informal flower beds. Such gardens can be created in small as well as large spaces. They give a very artistic look and require imagination to lay.

What ever styl you choole will require great planning. Remember, a garden once laid cannot be easily changed. Therefore, no time is a waste in properly planning your garden. Of-course, once you are laying out your garden, a little changes can always be incorporated. Follow the following steps in planning your garden:-

  • Select a style depending upon the area available and own liking.
  • Select the area that you would lihe to become the centre of attraction.
  • Select the item that should form the centre of attraction. This could be a fountain, waterfall, a building, an old flowering tree or shrub and such like things.
  • Based upon the centre of attraction, select the layout around the centre of attraction that would best compliment the centre of attraction.
  • Lay out the surrounding area to cover vacant soace with paths, water ways and flower beds.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Friends, Most of the time we spend in doing what others want us to do. We have little or no time for ourselves to do what we actually like to do. This leads to accumulation of stress and when we can take it no longer we burnout. It is my experience that most of us have no hobbies and have no constructive way to spend what ever little spare time we have. BREAK THIS ROUTINE before it's too late and you become victims of stress.

Creativity is the answer. Indulge in something creative to become mentally healthy. Lets start a garden in whatever little space you have. It could be on the roof, in one of your balcony or or even in the corner of your sitting room. The first step is to plan what do you want and where should it come up.

What you want will depend on the space available. However, it is important to decide upon a theme for your garden irrespective of the space available. We can always fit the theme to the space available. The theme should reflect your personality.

Tomorrow we will develop upon various themes to help you plan your garden.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hi every one who cares to read this blog,
The fact that you have got on to this blog site I take it for granted that the love for gardening has awakened in you. I therefore Congratulate you and wish you years of satisfying pleasure. There can be no greater satisfaction than when your neighbor or a passer-by stopping and admiring your creation.

By now you would have realised that gardening has its problems and is an expensive hobby specially for an amateur gardener. Therefore I have chosen this blog to share with you tips to a glorious garden without incurring the expensive options that a garden storeman would like you to do so to enrich his profits. I request for your wholehearted participation in sharing your experience and problems on gardening. Ofcourse, besides posting certain useful tips, I would also solve your problems and answer your questions. I believe in interaction to propagate knowledge as against a one sided sermon.
The two basic questions that comes to ones mind before venturing into garden are:-
1. Do I require a large space to creat a GLORIOUS GARDEN?
2. What happens to my creation when I go out on a long weekend?
With todays understanding of plant behaviour it is possible to creat a beautiful garden at almost any place you choose to do so. You require no soil if you feel natural soil and compost is messy to handle. You can go out on a vacation or a long weekend without terlly having to worry about your garden or without hiring anyone to look after your garden in your absence. However, if your vacation is going to be a long one you will require to put some measures in place to ensure that the basic need of water and lite are met in your absence.
Will cover some simple but practical types of gardens in article of creating a beautiful garden in small areas.