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Gardening 101: Home

A group of resources to help beginner gardeners learn how to create their own beautiful garden.

Welcome!

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History

Where to begin...

The history of gardening is such a long and detailed account. Here is some fun background information facts from the Encyclopedia Britannica....

  • Western style gardening is over 4,000 years old
  • After the expansion of the Roman Empire, gardening was introduced to Europe
  • During medieval times, monasteries were where gardening knowledge was found
  • Gardening in the past was used as an utility, not a hobby--many used herbs to create medicines
  • During the Renaissance, gardening took a new look: mazes, painted sculptures and knotted gardens were seen amongst royalty
  • Fast forward to the 19th century, the gardening business was booming! Societies were formed and journals written sparking great interest into this hobby

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Welcome to Gardening 101

Hello there! Welcome to the Gardening 101 guide for beginners.

Gardening is the act of creating a garden by planting seeds, tending to them and helping nourish them. It can be slightly overwhelming to get started. There are many different types of things you can grow, the most common being flowers, vegetables and herbs. Whether it be for leisure or for growing your own food, gardening can be a great activity for any age! This guide is for you learn some tips, tricks and information to get you started on your gardening journey!

Check out the link below from SSLFamilyDad for great beginner tips on gardening...

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Gardening 101: Pro Tip

Whether you have a small space or a large space, think of what you want to plant and how you want to plant it! Begin by doing some research on what you want to grow and if you have the right kind of environment for it.

Connect With Your Local Garden Club

References

Images, G. (2020). Good Housekeeping . Good Housekeeping . https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodhousekeeping.com%2Fhome%2Fgardening%2Fadvice%2Fg2104%2Forganic-gardening-tips-460309%2F&psig=AOvVaw1dfq1jqMZs9TNKX9tFGVzk&ust=1590002440276000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCMiUi-fSwOkCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD.

Perrott, R., & Synge, P. M. (2020, March 26). Historical Background. Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/science/gardening/Choice-of-plants.