My mom loves gardening. While I was growing up and was still living with them, my mother and I would usually spend time taking care of her flower garden which, by the way, is such a remarkable sight with all those roses of various colors, paperwhite bulbs, tulips and other flowering plants. Looking back, I think that our mother-daughter special bonding moments during gardening time is probably the reason why I learned to love gardening as well.
My family and I are now based in Las Vegas – and I am sad to say that I cannot plant flowering plants as much as I can. Xeriscaping or xerogardening is the norm here because the city is geographically located in a desert and it is important to conserve water for domestic and community uses. Besides, I also cannot grow the plants that I wanted because the soil is so salty that experts say that it is even considered toxic to plants.
When my mom visited us last September (she’s here until now because I had some complications during pregnancy and she’s here to assist me), she taught me to create my own soil out of biodegradable materials using a compost box. Not only do I help the environment, we also were able to create our own soil. We started potting a few aloe vera and one poinsettia plant. Now, I am happy because I have my own collection of potted plants that I consider as my mini garden (with the help of mom’s green thumb of course, wink!).
Anyway, I am hoping that I could accumulate enough soil to allow me to have a flower garden in spring. That’s only less than two months to go (since the first day of spring this year 2013 is on March 20) so I just might have to double time or get another compost box.
Just in case I cannot create my own flowerbed, I will have to content myself with potted flowering plants. I probably would buy some potted daffodils, tulips and hyacinths.
Do you love gardening as well? What flowers do you grow in your garden? Care to share your thoughts and gardening tips via the comment section?
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