Fear and the Garden
Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Gardening gets a bad rap. Like filing your own taxes, confidently dancing at weddings, and folding a fitted sheet, gardening is only for those who have a "gift". Success in the garden is an inherent trait- something you're born with. "Plant murder" and "black thumb" are phrases I've frequently heard. It's understandable too...you're paying for something that could die!
Nothing could be farther from the truth. The good news is if you can drive a car then you can keep a garden alive. Can you tie your shoes? Then you can dig a hole. Can you locate your city on a map? Then you can water plants twice a week. Instead of asking "if" you can keep a garden alive, you need to ask yourself "how". How involved do you want to be in your garden? How much time do you want to spend watering? Pruning? There are no wrong answers. In fact, there are a range of plant combinations that can make gardening as low-maintenance (or high-maintenance) as you want it to be. All you have to do is determine your desired level of involvement and go from there.
Consider the plants used in xeriscaping (a fancy word for water efficient landscape design). These plants actually thrive when you leave them alone. They are low-maintenance and native to your region. You just plant and walk away! Is this a solution for everyone? Maybe not. But understanding what YOU want is as important as what plant is right for you space
Enter Gardenette. We eliminate the guesswork when it comes to refreshing your yard. You have the shovel, you have the hose, we have the plans for you. Answer a few questions, tell us about your vision, and in a few days you'll have a customized blueprint and illustrated plant guide to help you finish your project. Just dig some holes, drop the plants, and get back to folding those fitted sheets (or shoving them into a drawer, we won't tell!)