90-year-old twins Bernice Wade and Barbara Stiles grow and maintain beautiful, lovely garden in their Chapel Hill garden! The garden is opened to visitors.
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge about gardening, if you are interested in taking gardening classes, you may have vetoed the plan or idea because you feel that your schedule will not permit you the ability to sign up for gardening classes. Indeed, most people in this day and age have very little free time in their lives. They barely have time to take care of the basic needs of their lives after they leave work for the day.
With that said, even if you are a typical, fully scheduled man or women, there are options available to you through which you can take gardening classes, or participate in gardening forums, that do not take up a great deal of your time. These are ways in which you can take part in gardening classes and still not overload your own schedule in the process.
There are Internet website venues that deal specifically with providing gardening classes. These sites offer a wide range of different types of programs – all of which are designed to make a person participating a more capable gardener. Generally speaking there is a charge for participation in these programs.
If you would rather not spend additional money on taking online gardening courses on the Net, consider signing up for online programs that are offered by merchants and vendors and retailers that are involved in the selling of gardening supplies and materials. Many gardening retailers offer to their customers — at no charge — different educational opportunities when it comes to gardening and advancing a person’s knowledge of gardening.
In addition to these learning options, some colleges and universities offer online instructional opportunities when it comes to gardening in the 21st century. Again, more often than not there will be some charge associated with these types of educational programs offered by colleges and universities. (In some instances, some institutions of higher learning do offer these programs at reduced costs for senior citizens. Therefore, an older person can participate in these types of programs without breaking their budget in the process.)
Learning more about gardening will make you a better gardener in both the near and distant future. Because there are so many changes in the arena of gardening all of the time, educational programs can keep you abreast of all the changes and innovations in the world of gardening.
More about Flower Gardening
Flower gardening is becoming more and more popular every day. Flowers can brighten everyone’s day, they smell nice, and are a great hobby. Flower gardening is simple, inexpensive, and loads of fun. Flower gardening can be done for yard decoration, simply as a hobby, or even professionally.
There are some decisions that have to be made before even flower gardening can be started. You must decide if you want annuals that live for one season and must be replanted every year, or perennials that survive the winter and return again in the summer. When buying and planting, pay attention to what kind of flowers thrive in your climate as well ass the sun requirements.
When flower gardening, you must decide what type of look you want before planting. For instance, mixing different heights, colors, and varieties of flowers together in a “wild-plant style” will give your garden a meadow look and can be very charming. If short flowers are planted in the front of your garden and work up to the tallest flowers in the back you will have a “stepping stone style”.
You can order seeds for flower gardening from catalogues or buy them from a nursery. Most people will go to the nursery and buy actual flowers and then transplant them. After you have prepared your garden area and bought flowers, it is a good idea to lay the flowers out in the bed to make sure you like the arrangement and that they will be spaced properly.
One of the easiest processes in flower gardening is the planting/ if you have seeds just sprinkle them around in the flower bed. For planting transplants dig a hole just bigger than the flower, pull the container off, and set the flower in the hole right side up. Cover it with the loose soil and press down firmly, then water.
Maintaining a flower garden is even easier than planting one. Although they might make it on their own, a bag of fertilizer applied in the early spring is a good idea. Pinch back any blooms after they start to fade and keep them good and watered.
To save yourself work during the next season of flower gardening, rid your garden of all debris and spread out organic nutrients like peat moss or compost. Don’t forget to turn over the soil to properly mix in the fertilizer and rake smooth when finished. If you have perennials planted be careful not to disturb their roots in this process.
Flower gardening is as easy as 1, 2, and 3: simply decide what to plant; plant it, and water, water, water! Flower gardening is undoubtedly gaining in popularity and gives anyone excellent reason to spend some outdoors and test out their green thumb.
Persist in growing your own lovely, beautiful garden, just like the elderly twin sisters!
“Do or do not, there is no try.”
“The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching.”