This month at AussieGreenThumb.com is ‘So You Want A Better Garden’ Month, which aims to teach you how to garden. As part of that I am running a 30 day challenge. The challenge consists of daily tasks of about 10 minutes each. I guarantee that if you complete each days task, by the end of September you will be well on your way towards reaching your gardening goals and growing better gardens. Will you accept the challenge?
Day 29 Challenge Recap – Is there a particular perennial plant you would like to add to your garden? Do some research and find out. Perhaps consider an Australian native from my ‘Plant of the Month: A Compilation’
I haven’t added it yet but I definitely want to extend the range of native plants in my front garden, with a particular interest in adding a couple of Kangaroo Paws. I also need to replace the Leptospermum which died, and this I need to do soon before the other one grows too far ahead!
I did add a rather mature Rosemary plant to my unused front garden bed. I like to use plants that are both attractive and provide cooking benefit. The Rosemary I planted has delightful white flowers and is also useful as a herb. A win, win!
The reason I set this challenge
Half the battle of keeping on going with gardening is having a vision for the future, of knowing what you eventually want your garden to look like. Weeding a garden bed is easier if you know you want to add something to it later. The inspiration that comes with planning to add plants can help you get a myriad of jobs done. Even when you can’t afford to add plants, keep in mind area’s in your garden which could use more plants and even perhaps plan what you will plant there. It may be days, weeks or months away but that doesn’t stop you both from choosing a plant and also, perhaps, doing some ground work to prepare that garden bed.
Learn about choosing the right plants
This challenge fits into the category of choosing the right plants. Intrigued to know more about how choosing the right plants will improve your garden? I recently released an ebook called So You Want A Better Garden. Chapter 6 in my ebook delves into the topic of common garden tasks in a way specifically designed to help beginner and intermediate gardeners learn how to choose which plants to grow.
You will discover;
1. What are annual plants?
2. What are perennial plants?
3. Should you plant seeds or seedlings?
4. Why should you consider native plants?
And much, much more!
It’s not too late to join the challenge! You can grow a better garden. Start today! The great thing about this challenge is it can run over any 30 day period. Just check out days 1-5 and start from today.