you can plant flowers in a pot or in a garden bed. just. do. it.
Ask yourself, "Do I think flowers are beautiful?" If your answer is, "Yes" then ask yourself, "Do I want this beauty in my life?"
Do not let your own doubts talk you out of taking action towards something that brings you joy. Instead give yourself credit and tell yourself why you deserve one because girl do you ever!
Here are some steps you can take to creating your own flower garden.
1) Identify the space you have to plant! If there isn't any, create it! If you are on a farm, moved into a new build that isn't landscaped yet or maybe you are in a small apartment - you, yes you, can make your own flower garden happen. Buy a pot, make a garden bed by removing some shrubs that don't produce, designate an area -big or small- that is going to produce flowers next year.
You can always change things up with each new year.
2) Know what flowers you love! Tell your local garden nursery about your space and ask them if these flowers would work for your area. If you are worried about shade, know that a lot of flowers prefer just a small amount of sunlight each day (you do not need 12 hours of sun). Be confident that garden nursery attendants are there to help you succeed in your garden. No matter the size of your space or the type of seed or tuber they are available to help you make it happen.
3) Make your flower garden plan! No matter the time of year, make your flower garden plan especially if you are just starting out. Flowers come in seeds and tubers both of which go into the dirt. Different flowers are planted at different times of the year and they can also go on sale at different times. Identify where you are going to buy your flowers from. I like to buy some specialty tubers and seeds from a flower farm online that ships worldwide. They usually sell out so I learned I have to do my shopping the day that their product hits the market which is right smack in the middle of winter storms here, the month of January. You can imagine that shopping for beautiful, bright, colorful flowers during an ice storm brings me so much JOY!
4) Execute your plan! Now that you know where you are planting, what you are planting and where you are going to purchase your product, get started when it's time! You will know when your garden space needs to be ready by knowing when your flowers are supposed to be planted in the soil.
My flower garden isn't huge by any means and it brings me so much joy! Part of the reason that I find joy in my flower garden is not just in the flowers but in the garden. This is because it's a project that I did for me. I took the time to love myself enough to take care of the joy in my heart. These bouquets make me so happy! It is so fun to see the garden bring others joy too! My family and guest often comment with a smile on their faces about how pretty the flowers are. One of the ways financially that my flower garden helps pay for itself is instead of buying flowers, I create my own bouquets for birthdays and events. I also get to enjoy beautiful flower bouquets in and around my home all summer long!
In a busy world the garden gives me the opportunity to remind my son to stop and smell the flowers.
This is such a sweet lesson that my flower garden helps me gift to him.
Every girl deserves her own flower garden!
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