Perennials For Zone 3
Gardening Without a Green Thumb
One thing that stands out in a home is the way it looks from the outside. Even a hut looks wonderful with a manicured lawn and a well-gardened landscape. Most people think that landscaping and gardening are time-consuming and expensive, but they do not have to be either. With a little planning, some tools, and some basic knowledge of gardening, anyone can have a decent yard and garden. Gardens and landscaping add beauty and dimension to any home in a unique way. It takes gathering the right tools and information to get started in the right way.
The basics of gardening are weeding, planting, and watering. This may be the beginning of the confusion because it does require some knowledge of what to plant. Those novice gardeners and yard artists may want to seek the help of those persons who do the job professionally. This is easily accomplished through the services of either local greenhouses or an online nursery. The advantage of using an online nursery is that they usually carry many varieties of flowering plants and vegetables on the website, have complete directions for planting, weeding, and watering, and the customer/user can see what the plants and seeds look like once they germinate. And many online nurseries offer discounts for repeat customers and those who are signed up to receive notices and emails from the company. It is like having an online "constant gardener."
Another barrier for those who lack a green thumb is knowing what to plant and where. Again, some research is needed to determine what does well and where. It is a wasted effort to use perennials that will not grow in the geographic location you're in, or place vegetables in shaded areas when they do best where it's sunny. It is important to know these basics before tearing up the backyard. Again, an online nursery with a customer support line can give important information before tackling the projects.
After all the planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting have been accomplished; there is work that needs to be done to prepare for the next growing season. The plants that bloomed this season may or may not regenerate the next season, and it is important to make sure the plots are mulched/composted and covered. Rest needs to take place for the next opportunity to re-plant and re-invest in the garden and landscaping efforts.