Is “slow gardening” for you? It describes me quite well!

I came across the article below on Houzz.com and it reminded me of my own gardening ethic. Yes, I could foresee having a lovely, showy, complete garden to enjoy, but I do gain a lot of enjoyment out of the actual “doing” of the garden. Recently, I have been focusing on propagating as many plants as possible, both from my own existing plants and also by gathering seeds and cuttings from around our neighborhood. If you pay attention, you will find so many possibilities juts lying on the sidewalk as you walk. I have started jacaranda seedlings, locust seedling, lavender cuttings and palm seeds. My neighbor has offered up some canna rhizomes that I wanted to get back into my garden and I have several other trees and shrubs setting seed right now that I will return to in the next few weeks. You can see my propagation effort in my YouTube series, Container Garden Update.

Are you a slow gardener do you try to make it happen quickly? I don’t think there is anything wrong with either approach, but it feels good to have my (lack of) gardening style given a name. (LAUGH) Let me know you style in the comments?

Try Slow Gardening for Some Unexpected Benefits

Are you a bit of a hippie in your garden? Relaxed and laid-back, rarely cutting the lawn or hedges while trying to grow a few organic vegetables? It might be that you are not a gardening throwback to the ’60s but are a follower of the Slow Gardening movement.

Inspired by the Slow Food movement, founded by Carlo Petrini in the 1980s, Slow Gardening was started by American horticulturalist Felder Rushing. At its deepest level, Slow Gardening is about more than practical gardening; it’s about self-awareness, personal responsibility and environmental awareness. It has been described as an attitude rather than a how-to checklist.

Read the entire article at Houzz.com

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