Welcome to Our Website

Friends of the Garden is all about gardening and is for the many people all over the world who love gardening and enjoy the friendship that gardeners naturally extend to other gardeners.

We hope this site stimulates the new gardener and continues to increase the knowledge and understanding of more experienced gardeners.

Garden wisdom

“In all things of nature there is something marvelous.”
- Aristotle

“ Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”
- William Wordsworth

“You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth.”
- Dorothy Frances Gurney

“ Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the root, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit.”
- Unknown origin

Starting a Wildflower Meadow

It’s easy to grasp the appeal of planting a wildflower meadow, a common hope being “I can just throw out some wildflower seeds and it will look pretty and I won’t have to deal with that steep hill, or wet area, or mow as much!” Well it may not be quite that simple, but given the proper site, season, seed, and preparation (yes, unfortunately there is actual work involved) a wildflower meadow can be a great natural and colorful addition to the landscape.

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Container Gardening

Container gardening is a fun way for anyone to garden. For those living in a flat or who are challenged by physical limitations, growing something in a container is a wonderful way to get close to nature.

Growing, maturing and caring for a plant can be very therapeutic and many get satisfaction from seeing their work bloom or being able to harvest fruit and vegetables they have grown.

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Beneficial Insects

Insects are a natural part of gardening. There is a veritable Wild Kingdom of activity going on out in your garden, with insects breeding, eating and eating each other. It is comforting to know that 98 percent of the insect species on the planet are beneficial.

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