Not sure if you realize it but already “gardening without a plan” needs a plan. Ooops, wow! This kind of gardening doesn’t take a ship-size plan but requires just a little pre-thinking or pre-planning.
What are the most important things to consider?
- Where you live
- What your neighborhood statement is (condo -living?)
- What is your budget?
- What are your goals?
Now, what’s your plan?
If you live in a condo or in an apartment, then your gardening might be limited to flowerpot gardening, or windowsill gardening or patio gardening. at all event the case, you can nevertheless garden! There are ways to do this –already in apartments and already in the strictest condos. Ears open now?
Private Home Gardening
If you live in a home, your own home, you might have less rules than a condo has, however, already in most neighborhoods, you have that “unspoken” rule, “green grass rules”! Not to worry, you, too, can garden. You can nevertheless have your own personal space, your own style and stay right where you are.
If you live in a mansion, yes, a mansion, you can nevertheless be a personal gardener for your own space. The meaningful to happiness is all in knowing or realizing that, yes, “YOU CAN DO IT”!
What’s your message?
So, what is your neighborhood “statement” or unwritten rule? Look around you to find out what that is. Are all the yards bright green, no wholes in the lawn, just perfect, rectangular pieces of real or fake grass? Are all the houses, trim, slim, unencumbered, and just plain the same? As you look down the block, is it hard to tell one house from another? Does it look like the Stepford Wives live there? Really? What is the unwritten, unspoken rule of your block, of your neighborhood? Is there hope for your creative or different mind, right where you are? Yes, indeed! There’s always hope. If you keep an open mind, and are willing to really hear me, I’ll proportion my ideas about individual gardening or “gardening without a plan”.
What is your plan?
Do you want your garden to look like a specialized? Do you want your space to say, “Hey, landscaper here”! Or do you want your green space to say, “Wow, that’s a lot of work”! Or do you want your gardening space to say, “Welcome to my wonderful, natural garden”! Or is your message, “No dog poop allowed”!
Are you gardening to bring attention to your cause or to your charity or to your line of work? Would Bonsai fit the plan? Is your plan to have people stop, pause and slow down in this busy city? Do you garden to promote peace? Or is your garden saying, “I believe in God”! Do you want the neighbors or people passing by to keep on walking or to stop and pause and to enjoy the green space? Ask yourself these questions and a few others and you just might have a plan for your unplanned garden.
Can you provide the best for your garden? Or are you on a very limited budget? Is gardening part of your budget in a different way? Are you going to grow certain plants just to avoid buying things in a grocery store? Are you ready to plant Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, and other herbs because you want to be able to pick your cooking elements every day — instead of shop for these things?
Budget or No Budget?
Or is your budget unlimited? Can you provide the top of the line in gardening get ups and accessories? Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is and begin creating a most magnificent garden, perhaps the most magnificent garden in your whole area? Ready for that?
Now, what is your real goal? What’s your real message? What is the “why” of your gardening?
Does your garden say, “Freedom”? Or does your garden say, “Hey, I’m fitting right in here”! Does your garden keep quiet, serene, unencumbered by at all event anyone else has to say or do — about your gardening? Are you looking to create and organize a mini-farm? Do you want a country ecosystem, a natural ecosystem or are you willing to ditch all that grass and trade it in for shared sense groundcover? Do you want to mow grass? Or do you want to have a goat eat all the grass? The choices are all yours!
Or do you want your garden to keep “no work; no stress”?
Whichever is your goal or your statement, this is the place for you because all garden topics will be covered and then a few more. Over the next few weeks or months, I’ll cover nearly every kind of gardening that there is. Hope you enjoy the ride!
Over time, we will discuss almost all the aspects of gardening and of other hobbies and of other character topics.
What are your goals?
You will need to think about your gardening goals, financial goals, environmental goals and your spiritual goals.