If you’re like most of us, you won’t start with a plan. My own big motivation for gardening was the need to turn a plain-Jane backyard into an inviting garden (we were moving into our first house in 1991). I learned by digging in. I had no grand plan, just raw enthusiasm.
What made it easier for me was that I’d had plenty of practice in my mother’s vegetable garden while growing up, so while I didn’t know much about flower gardening at the time, I did know the basics of planting and weeding.
In the first few years, I moved plants around so much that my husband joked that my perennials should have had wheels, not roots.
The fact is that most gardens evolve. It’s difficult to draw up a plan on paper (as instructed by garden designers) when you can’t tell a daisy from a dianthus.
Once you’ve learned a few horticultural ropes and have discovered what appeals to you, you’ll have a better idea about how you would like your garden to look.
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