Begin With The End In Mind


Holly K. Ross

How To Grow The BEST Garden Ever!

The key to growing beautiful plants and/or vegetables is to begin with the end in mind.

When you are beginning a new garden or garden project, it is vital to begin with the end in mind.  

The questions that will help you determine the end goal are:

  • What will you grow?
  • What kind of light does the space get?
  • What kind of soil is present?
  • Will it be an ornamental space?
  • Will it be a functional space?
  • What do you want to feel when you are in the space?

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There is no right or wrong answer to these questions. The answers  are simply what they are, however those answers will determine what foundational work will be done (such as soil amendments) and what plants will be chosen.  Also, if the space is meant for seating or dining, then the measurements for the furniture and space for human traffic need to be known and allocated.  Otherwise, you may get the plants in only to realize that you did not leave enough space for the intended furniture and function.

Sunlight is a huge factor in what will be grown.  Unless you are planning on removing trees or adding shade cloth, the sunlight is a fixed element.  If you have full sun, then the plants selected will be sun tolerant.  Full sun spaces need plants that love bright, hot, and humid areas.

The mood or vibe of the space will be impacted by the natural light and plant choices.  Lush greenery with white, blue, or purple blooms will lend a calm and relaxing feel to the garden space.  If it is a lively, bright and energetic energy you are looking for, then bright colors such as red and yellow will be great choices.

A garden is an expression of who you are, so design the space to fit you.  Make it what you want it to be.  The key is to give it thought before you start and begin with the end in mind.

If you are tired of struggling along and are ready to see your garden dreams grow, then you want my free garden strategy guide!

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