Your swimming pool offers a sense of solace in your backyard space, making it a much more attractive and refreshing place. However, we realize that you can’t spend all your time immersed in its waters – but what else can you do while you’re delighting in the amazing ambiance you’ve already begun to create?! If you’re new to the world of gardening, you might be surprised at how therapeutic it can be. But be forewarned: once you get the gardening bug, you may never go back to crossword puzzles or TV game shows.
The Allure of the Spade
Historically, gardening was a necessity. Our ancestors could not go to the grocery store to get food: they had to plant and forage for themselves. Even if you don’t plant leafy greens you plan to eat, you’ll likely feel more rooted when you’re learning how to bloom in the very soil that makes up your yard.
Since we don’t have to garden for survival like our forefathers did, we can create spiritual connections with our past without feeling like we’re adding to our workload. Think of it not as something you must do, but something you get to do. Making order out of chaos or beauty out of dirt is a satisfying accomplishment – and the process is extremely soothing, for many.
A Simple Way To Start
If all-out landscaping seems like a daunting task, don’t start there; instead, initiate yourself in smaller spaces that require less commitment. (That gem might just apply to a few more areas of life, by the way!) Consider starting with a planter or basket – don’t get too analytical about this; just go buy one that you like and can easily move around your yard, if needed.
From plastic to ceramic and in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, you can easily make a style statement simply with your choice of planter. With a variety of ground-bound planters and hanging baskets, you’ll be able to introduce many colors and textures at various heights, creating a multi-dimensional aesthetic; think of it as your own version of paradise, a personal diorama of the way the you wish the world could be.
An Artistic Eye
Whether or not you see yourself as an artist or know the rudimentary principles of design, we’re guessing you know a nicely balanced scene when you see one. With container gardening, you can easily arrange and rearrange plants of various heights, colors, and styles, until you achieve the effect you desire. And if you change your mind tomorrow or realize a particular plant isn’t thriving in such a sunny or shady spot, no worries – just move it over!
And who knows?! You might even find that the sensory experience of plunging your hands into the dark, moist, rich soil and growing brightly colored beauty out of it is a gift that you didn’t know you were missing in your life.
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