Asked on May 3, 2017

How do I afford the garden I would love to have?

Janet PizaroJudy ClarkBobbie


9 answers
  • Crystal
    on May 3, 2017

    seeds are very cheap an a good way to start
  • Barb
    on May 3, 2017

    Not sure if you mean vegetable garden or flowers. Our neighbors used their deck and large pots. They had green beans, corn, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers.
  • Candace
    on May 3, 2017

    Ask your friends who are gardners for roots and seeds from their plants to start your own. Most plants can be propagated using a clipping and water to root them ( a bit of miracle grow helps) I got a wild Rose bush this way and it has such fragrant flowers.. Also, some garden shops practically give away plants at the end of the growing season.. make sure they are periennials that grow year after year and not annuals that have a one season life. You can plant them indoors and transplant them outside when spring arrives.. Check with your local university gardening extension for any freebies they may have in early spring.
  • Jnc22440961
    on May 3, 2017

    Do your homework start small take one section at a time don't try to do everything at once unless you hire a professional if you're a home diyre do one section at a time divide your lot into six to eight sections and complete one section at a time and then carry on to the next find your planting zone and only plant those plants that will be successful in your area use more perennials than annuals annuals you have to replant every year perennials come back every year.
    • Mag1889907
      on May 3, 2017

      Perennials are a good investment. I also trade cuttings with friends. Helps keep costs down.
  • FL
    on May 3, 2017

    How big are your dreams? It will take time and ingenuity but you can do it! You can see what grows well in your area and invest in plants that are perennial and will come back each year, usually bigger and thicker. Use plants like Hostas that can be divided each year to make more plants. Some plants are great fillers and grow quickly from seed like Impatients. Once you know what colors or textures you want in your garden, you can add things like rocks, a birdbath, a bench or lawn ornaments as you go( use garage sale and thrift store finds). Ask friends for seedlings or cuttings you can propagate yourself. I saw Martha Stewart grown a dozen hydrangeas using small pieces and rooting compound. Make it a journey and not a destination to have a dream garden! What a happy adventure for you!
  • Robyn
    on May 3, 2017

    Ask friends for starts from their garden. I once had a huge flower bed full of flowers I called my friendship garden because almost every plant in it came from a family or friends flower garden where they would dig up and share a portion of something they had plenty of.
  • Bobbie
    on May 3, 2017

    A few years ago we lived in a Victorian home with LARGE flowers beds etc.. I was overwhelmed with what needed to be done and not much know how. I finally contacted a nursery-landscape business and asked for help.. They helped me set up a five year plan and showed me what to do and when...It was the best investment I've ever done!!
  • Judy Clark
    Judy Clark
    on May 3, 2017

    Start out small and add to it yearly. At our Lowes, they always have racks of really deep discounted plants which I have had very good luck bringing home and nursing back to health. They usually just need watering and good sun.
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on May 3, 2017

    First off what is your location and lighting? Second how big of an area do want to plant?What do you want to plant?
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