Create Your Own Garden Collection
Garden collection is growing in popularity these days. The reason behind this is not hard to understand. With our economy not doing so well, a lot of people are choosing to make their own garden from organic materials, such as seeds and plants. Others may have the idea but have not yet fully explored it. Either way, garden collection is a great hobby that many people enjoy.
Many different types of garden collection exist. For example, some people collect plants. They might start with a few plants and go from there. There are others who will slowly expand their collection over time by adding plants each year. Still others collect a specific type of garden plant or fruit, such as hawthorn, azalea, or lemon balm.
A common theme among gardeners that find garden collection appealing is the use of seed. This is especially true for those with limited space, who want to grow an array of flowers and vegetables. For those that are not familiar with this process, seed can be collected from one type of plant or fruit, mixed into a mixture and treated with chemicals. These treated seeds are used to develop plants that will bear fruit for several years down the road. Some seeds can even be used to produce food.
One type of garden collection that is gaining popularity is the creation of hybrid gardens. These gardens are created using traditional plants but have been altered through the adding of foreign, often expensive, plants. This creates a garden that is unique and very desirable to those who wish to grow a completely new type of garden. One of the easiest ways to create these types of gardens is to collect seeds from all the local nurseries in your area and then blend them together. Some people do a little research and then blend seeds from various plants to come up with a hybrid that has never been seen before.
Another way to start a garden collection is to use the plants that you already have in your yard for another purpose. One example is, if you have fruit trees that you want to use to make jams, you should look into the possibility of planting strawberries in the tree to allow you to harvest jams from the tree each summer. This can free up some space in your refrigerator and provide a wonderful way to add a seasonal fruit to your garden collection. The same can be true for berries. Planting blackberries and raspberries in your garden can give you the pleasure of eating fresh berries every winter and then you will have the pleasure of collecting fresh berries each spring.
If you have not found seeds that you would like to collect, you may still be able to create a garden collection of plants. There are literally hundreds of plants that grow well in containers and can be grown in a small garden, especially one designed around a vegetable garden. Creating a garden collection of plants allows you to have a variety of plants to use when it comes to flower gardening, vegetable gardening, etc. and even help you decide what plants will work best for what other areas in your garden.
Gardening is a hobby that has multiple uses. For instance, planting bushes and flowers in your garden can help you beautify your landscape and bring color to your plants. Creating a garden collection is also a great way to save money on the landscaping of your home. If you plant hardy shrubs and flowers in containers, you will not have to do any replanting unless you remove the plants from their spot after the season is over. Many people start a garden collection with a few hardy perennial plants, such as a garden fountain, perennials, and a bed of annuals, and then build up from there. When you have built your garden with these plants and hardy perennials, you will find that you have more than enough garden space to grow whatever you wish to grow.
Gardening can be very relaxing and enjoyable. While it is important to remember that you need to water your garden properly, it is also important to consider the plants that you will use in your garden collection. Once you know what you are going to grow in your garden, it is easy to create a plan. This will make the next step easier, when you are ready to choose the plants for your garden collection. You may want to visit your local garden center and talk to a professional about the type of plants that will work best in your area. If you have some extra money, you may want to have a garden designer to create a plan for you so that you will have a garden that is not only beautiful but will also be the best garden collection that you have ever had.