May I suggest you look no further than some of the blogs and bloggers around the garden blogosphere for that inspiration? There are so many bloggers who inspire us to dream, to dig, to plant, and to overcome challenges. Here are a few I’ve found inspiring recently…
Meems at Hoe and Shovel is finally going to plant the vegetable garden she’s been dreaming about for years and years. Her beds are made and she’s ready to plant her first vegetables.
Do you have a garden you’ve been dreaming of planting for years? Why not make this the year you finally plant it?
Are you lusting after a water feature for your garden? Go see Annie in Austin at The Transplantable Rose and read about the process of buying and installing her new disappearing fountain. If you’ve ever wanted a water feature in your garden, and what gardener doesn’t, maybe you’ll be inspired to get one of your own after seeing the video of Annie’s fountain with the water flowing down and disappearing into the ground?
What’s holding you back from adding a water feature in your own garden?
Some days, do you just feel too tired and out of shape to get up off your couch and go out in the garden to do anything? Go visit Kylee at Our Little Acre who suffers from a chronic condition but has a positive attitude, and tends to hundreds of house plants and her gardens. And she has signed up to start training to run a half-marathon in September because she wants to improve her health.
Now who’s tired?
Do you sometimes think you just don’t know enough to garden or tell anyone else about your garden? Gina at My Skinny Garden is a new gardener and she’s not afraid to ask questions, try seeds, rip up her lawn and start some compost. Is she making some mistakes along the way? I’ll never tell, but I’m inspired when I read her blog because she’s enthusiastic and eager to learn to be a better gardener.
If you’ve been holding off on gardening or a new garden project because you think you just don’t know how, why not just get out there and learn by doing?
Are you just a little worried about brightly colored flowers in your garden or punching it up with some bright accents? Maybe you’re afraid you might overdo it with color so you are choosing pale, washed out flowers? Pam at Digging isn’t afraid of color! After seeing her garden, I was inspired to go out and paint my off white washed out bench a bright purple and it turned out to be a great back drop for pictures of my summer harvest.
What color do you need to add to your garden?
My own garden is better today partly due to the inspiration I get from other gardeners who share on their blogs about their triumphs and failures, the dreams and hopes they have for their own gardens.
Who is inspiring you these late winter, early spring days? What are you inspired to do in your garden this year?
What are you going to do in your garden today?!