Hey beginners, we do need fluff sometimes. The happy stuff.
Since you’re surrounding yourself with experts to help you in a pinch, they help in less tangible ways too. They will help you keep it real to avoid unnecessary expense and wasted time – the practical things. They also do things you might not realize initially.
Told you that you need friends. But people are not your only friends… nature is a great teacher and one sure to become one of your closest friends if you let it.
These friends, your human buds and nature’s buds, will most likely help to change your lifestyle too. Think I am kidding?
Chill Mon, Just be Happy!
Gardening makes you a more compassionate person. You care for the environment and start to care for the wildlife that visit. What you develop most important is passion for what you are doing and believe.
Your friends help build this path by guiding, boosting your interest, morale and new-found abilities. They keep you on track. Nature builds fervor for exploration and love of the environment.
But with that love, comes responsibility. Responsibility to care for the habitat where these creatures make their living. This means no sprays and anything that ends in “cide”. We all benefit from this interconnectedness and also all share the damage too.
This is one of the biggest mistakes a beginner makes. They get sucked into using commercial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides – because it is immediate and easy. Nature is much more efficient and has ways of keeping a balance. The dragonflies below eat an awful lot of garden pests. Maybe, just let nature help you.
You will pride yourself on how creative you have become once you find your direction. You will welcome the rain and be happy when you rest in winter just as the garden does.
The big bonus, you will be a much happier person. The difference that it makes to your creativity and ability to learn will surprise you.
Get Off My Grass!!!!
I am sure you met a few grumps along the way, you know those ladies that shoo the kids, swear when the ball topples the flowers and yell at everybody to get off the grass. But I doubt these woman are real gardeners. Gardening equals joy. Planting petunias does a gardener not make if there is no one there to admire them.
When you learn something new and find that it works great, pay it forward and share the news. Your energy may just inspire others. Be the butterfly that flaps its wings and makes big things happen. Do you see big things everywhere you look? I do.
Now that we have changed your frame of mind, let’s hear how what I explained works in practice in the next few posts. What is it that experienced gardeners always don’t seem to understand?