Flower Gardening Methods: How to Get Closer to Nature
There are two basic methods of gardening. Unfortunately, the most common today uses harmful chemical products. These chemicals over a long period of time destroy the helpful soil organisms and throw flowers and other plants out of their natural balance. This system of gardening unfortunately doesn't strengthen the plant's immune system and it is harmful to the environment. Today it is practiced by most commercial gardeners and farmers.
The preferred method is organic gardening
, which will create a natural balance in your flower garden. This method uses the laws of nature to build healthy plants that can be resistant to pests and other harmful elements. This is called Organic gardening and it focuses on building up the soil, using plants wisely, and maintaining an ideal balance. Organic gardeners recognize that pathogens attack weak plants that live in poor soil. An abundance of the natural organisms in the soil from fungi and earthworms give the best nutrients to the roots and will keep the flowers healthy.
Organic gardeners understand that some plants grown together will benefit the entire garden-ecosystem. A classic example would be Roses and garlic. Some plants grown together may actually create problems for overall garden health. We realize organic gardening is the closest to nature and beneficial to the environment and our families.
Once again, the best lessons for planning your flower garden come from nature. Take the time to closely observe plantings in local plant communities and get familiar with the different forms of plants that exist in nature. It may be a good idea to shop at your family-owned nurseries that specialize in the natives. They are usually helpful and more knowledgeable than the larger chains and will be able to give you tips on planting. You may also want to chat with your neighbors about their gardens and what has worked for them. It may also give you some good ideas.