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How to be a Garden Girl with Style

Suzanne Smith
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
— Alfred Austin

Summer’s here, and our thoughts have turned to nature, nature, nature! We asked our friend Brianna Prudoehl from Fox & Fern Floral to share some handy tips about gardening (especially if you are a first-timer like us):

1- Make your garden work for you. Plant the vegetables, herbs, and floral you'll know you’ll harvest and use.

2- There is a reason (and a solution) for every problem. Use these opportunities to learn about your plants.  Do they need a change in light exposure?  Are they getting the nutrition they need? We swear you’ll come to know and care for your ‘plant babies’ more and more as time goes on!

3- Go with the flow. Nature has a mind of her own. And just so you know? Your garden will never be perfect.  Enjoy the beauty of nature in all its imperfect glory.

4- Learn about light. What’s the light environment of your garden?  Does it get mostly north, south, east or west sun exposure?  Your light leads your garden, so take care to look for it before you plant.

5- Build a foundation.  Make sure your plants have a healthy and happy root system.  Good roots equal happy plants equals healthy harvests. We all need a good foundation to thrive.

5- Build a foundation.  Make sure your plants have a healthy and happy root system.  Good roots equal happy plants equals healthy harvests. We all need a good foundation to thrive.

 

Thanks for the tips, Brianna! Be sure to stop by Fox & Fern Floral for more lovely reminders of the beauty surrounding us every day.