With the weather warming, spring is upon us—that means it’s time to get back out to the garden! Early spring is prime planting season, but with thousands upon thousands of plants to choose from, where do you begin?
At Southgate at Shrewsbury, we created a customized, accessible raised garden bed with a drip irrigation system for our residents to enjoy. Gardening can be demanding, so we aim to make it accessible for everyone in our retirement community.
As an independent living facility, we’re going to focus on fauna that is easier to plant and maintain. But first…
What Kind Of Plants Would You Like?
Considering the size of your garden plot, begin mapping out what kind of plants you would like. Perhaps you are looking to produce a more edible garden to add some freshness to your kitchen. Maybe you are looking to create a flowery mosaic to capture the eyes of passers-by.
Once you have an idea for what you’d like, sketch the shape or outline of your plot, labeling one side (both if not a square or rectangle) and either the top or bottom with the dimensions. From there, you can start filling in your garden.
Easy Plants for the Early Spring Planting Season
Watch your garden successfully spring to life! The following plants are all easier to cultivate and maintain:
|Edible||Flowers||Nonflowering Shrubs & Other|
|Radishes||Geraniums||Gingko Craig Hosta|
|Sugar Snap Peas||Daffodils||Rhododendrons|
|Loose-leaf Lettuce||Blue Sage||Coleus Plants|
|Bok Choy||Begonias||Aralla Cordata|
Now that you have a place to start with your garden, we hope you get out and enjoy a wonderful spring!