How to Start a Perennial Garden Business

Perennials are wonderful plants as they give you a garden that can produce color most of the year, depending where you live. By careful selection and laying our your garden properly you can add color, enjoyment and value to your property. 'Betty' HCC/AOS  (Calanthe Sedenii)
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I consider myself blessed to have a nice piece of property with rolling hills and streams and creeks. I wanted to do something “green” for the community I live in plus share gardens and ideas with those who wish to stop by, so the idea of a perennial gardens business was born.

There are many steps to take in the business I have planned and I will be adding different gardening aspects to the grounds as time and interest in the project takes off. My gardens will also be organic and will have no use of chemicals or chemical fertilizers.

I have taken the first steps by rounding up a variety of perennial plants and laying out my working gardens. At this time I have two gardens that I am tilling and adding natural compost and nutrients to the garden. This will start the garden soil off rich and healthy.

One garden is in a shape of a boomerang It measures about 35 foot by 20 foot. The other garden, which I am tilling today, is rectangular and will be about 35 foot by 25 foot. This is my retired vegetable garden and has to be tilled under and have compost, leaves and straw added. These will be the working base for my later gardens. During the late fall and spring I will be designing and showing you step by step how the new gardens will be set up.

I hope you join me in this adventure and share ideas and success stories with me. Tomorrow I will show you the rough plots and share a few more ideas on what I hope to accomplish. Happy gardening all! Denise herb pots
photo credit: Alyzande

4 Comments

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing your gardens go in. I have a new house and what has been planted needs redone. I am looking for color and plants that are easy to take care of. I also have a very shady place near a group of trees to work with. Lynn

  2. Soon I’ll be tilling the ground and getting ready to put in some new perennial gardens. I love the convenience perennials offer. I do sometimes add some annuals for color contrast and to haave the colors blooming at the right part of the season.

    I’ll stop back in soon to see how your gardens are doing.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Perennials make the base for a great garden and definatley stand up alone if thats the way you want to go.

    I also add a few annuals just because it fills in blansk spots and adds color.

    I goe most of my annuals in the veggie garden . It maked weeding more fun 😉 Denise

  4. I never knew so much was involved.. Very interesting article. Will be looking forward to seeing what you write next.

    Tim Bryan
    wood urn
    .-= Tim Bryan´s last blog ..How BryanWoodUrns Started =-.

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