Healthy Gardening Series

A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Garden – Gardening Tips, Techniques and Systems for planting the right herbs, Shrubs and Trees in Your Sustainable Garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Garden
Gardening Tips, Techniques and Systems for planting the right herbs, Shrubs and Trees in Your Sustainable Garden

Table of Contents
Introduction
First Season, When to Plant?
Planning Your Border
Herbaceous Borders
Bedding Plants
Choosing Your Plants
Color Combinations
Mistakes Beginners Make
What Is with All Those Names
Planting Techniques
Herbaceous Border Plants
Restocking your Herbaceous Garden
Propagation Methods
How to Do Root Division
Should you Try Raising Seedlings from Seeds?
Propagation through Cuttings
Layering
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Now that you have decided to make your own garden, the first instinct is, “but I have never made a garden before. How do I set about planting it?”
Do not worry; this has been the problem of gardeners down the millenniums. Once they know that they are going to take up with the effort of gardening, their enthusiasm soon leads them to dream of flowering hedges, shrubs, herbs and trees blooming in their garden throughout the year.
The first season of your new garden is going to be the most important one, making the difference between whether you have it in you to maintain a garden, or whether you are going to think, “no, gardening is definitely not my forte, it takes too much of effort and time which I can ill afford.”
If you have that mental outlook, you may as well stop reading this book now. If you are still reading it, then you are going to get important tips, techniques, and points which you need to keep in mind when planting your brand-new garden in its first season. Read more…

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