Happy National Garden Month!

 In Flower Gardening, Pollinator Gardening, Uncategorized

Since April is National Garden Month, I wanted to talk about some of my favorite fun and easy types of gardens.  These gardens are great for beginners and extra fun to plant with children!

Edible Flower Gardens

Did you know that some flowers are not just beautiful, they’re also edible!  Edible flowers can be used as a garnish in your favorite dishes and drinks.  They can also be used, like spices and herbs, as an added ingredient when cooking and baking.  Edible flowers add lovely pops of color & delicate floral flavors.  They can be used fresh or dried.  Dried flowers and petals can be stored in an airtight container for several months.

Some edible flowers include Nasturtiums, Violets, Pansies, Sunflowers, Marigolds, Batchlor’s Buttons, Calendula, Echinacea, Dianthus, & Snapdragons, among others.  Plus, these are all fairly easy to grow and approachable for first time gardeners.  Have you ever considered growing an edible flower garden?  We’d love to hear about how you use flowers in your favorite dishes!  

Fairy Gardens

You can easily grow your own fairy garden outdoors from seed.  There are a number of low growing plants that are perfectly suited for this.  Choose varieties like alyssum, thyme, fino verde basil, snow in summer, and fairy candytuft.  Adding a few perfectly placed rocks, decorations, or a little gnome completes the look.

Pollinator Gardens

We talk a lot about pollinator gardens, because, well… they’re awesome! So I won’t buzz on too long about them here, but did you know, we’ve made creating a pollinator garden so easy with our pollinator friendly shopping category.  Not only do these flowers help pollinators, but inviting pollinators also helps to increase crop yields if you’re growing vegetables as well.  We’ve also created a number of pollinator wildflower mixes.  We even have mixes that are specially curated for specific pollinators, like our butterfly meadow mix and our bumblebee buffet mix.  

What kind of garden do you have?  Do you think you’d like to grow any of these types of gardens? Let us know what you think and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out what’s growing on next month!

If you missed last months post on the freshness of vegetables, you can check it out here!

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