I have admired my grandmother’s love and devotion to our family garden for many years now. I remember that when I was a child I used to sit on the porch and observe her watering the flowers and carefully cleaning the plants by removing dead or yellowing leaves. Sometimes I even followed her around and bothered her with silly, innocent questions. She taught me (without even realizing it) that it is in our nature to want to surround ourselves with pleasant greenery, heavenly-scented flowers and fruit trees. I mean, who could possibly choose to escape such a delightful place? Who could resist the opportunity to transform their yard into their own tiny version of Wonderland? I know I couldn’t.
Only a couple of months after I settled into my new house, driven by the strong desire to experience the simple joys that taking care of your own garden brings, I decided to stop postponing the beginning of my project named ‘Landscaping’. I had been visualizing the final look of my backyard for weeks and I had done my research on many gardening-related topics, so I knew that I was more than ready to start this adventure of mine.
First of all, I had to prepare the seed bed prior to planting trees and flowers. That preparation included turning, loosening and smoothing the top layer of the soil, as well as watering it properly. Once I was finished with this phase, I started looking for healthy and high-quality plants, both online and at the local garden centers and nurseries. I noticed that the number of such stores is constantly increasing, so finding a reputable plant nursery for sale was easy.
The hard part of this process was choosing the most suitable green life for my garden and correctly placing each and every one of the plants. After much thought and consideration, I decided to purchase at least five rose bushes, a couple of Australian rosemary pots and several other aromatic blooms. I believe that fragrant flowers are a garden’s best friend, since they attract many bees, butterflies and other insects (who knows, maybe fairies, too) and thus bring the whole place to life.
Trees weren’t left out either. Since I love our dear homeland’s native plants, it was impossible for me not to plant a Eucalyptus tree in my backyard. I also bought a single Little Gem Magnolia and numerous pots with small succulents for my balcony. Speaking of shopping for plants, let me comfort you with the information that there is at least one well-established plant nursery for sale in almost every city in Australia, so you can easily find everything you want for your yard.
If I had to put an end to this article with a single piece of advice, I would strongly suggest that you stop neglecting your garden space and start growing life. I know that it requires time, appropriate care and money, but the outcome is worth it all.