The act of Gardening “Patience and Longevity” do you have it?
Gardening has never been a one time job, even if you are just starting, you will know how much work one needs to put in before the garden fully blossoms. It is not only the best time pass but also provides healthy food to the table if proper steps and careful measures are taken. With time, the garden goes through different stages, blossoms in summers and withers in winters, it depends on us as to how we see things.
Converting a whole new world from the barren land that was resting for such a long time, exciting and refreshing isn’t it? It triggers hope and enthusiasm, fills the heart with bliss. Gardening is all about color, joy, delight and overwhelming aspirations. If you are thinking of doing it once in a year than you are probably not up for the task, gardening requires day to day work. Early in the morning or during your evening stroll, one always has to keep track of his garden plants. It is not about the results but the act of Gardening that is full of pleasure. Just like Carol Klein, the popular Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist with tons of other awards, says
“A garden is never finished… it’s a never-ending process.”
“Over the last thirty three years she has built a garden at Glebe Cottage that has often been the subject of articles in the gardening press and the location for gardening programmes”.
Patience is the key
Starting from the seeds till the very end, it is a step by step process that needs to be done carefully. Firstly, look for a perfect place in your yard, or simply pick the place you always had in mind for a garden. The place should get full sun as most plants flourish well in good sunlight. If you have a place with shade even then a shade garden would be great to work on. The next important step is to prepare the soil, often it is exhaustive work, but definitely worth it. Plant the seeds you picked, carefully following the instructions and making sure you know which plants you want in your garden.
After all the initial work is done, watering the plants is a very crucial step and it keeps on going forever. Don’t overflow your garden with water, it will destroy the plants. Wait patiently and you will have the perfect garden in few weeks. But the story doesn’t end here, the garden will need your constant supervision throughout this time. So you see, it is not a one time job, it is a process and that too of a never ending type.