Pre-planned gardens

Thu. Feb. 9, 2017

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If you’re new to gardening or if you don’t think you have an eye for garden planning, or you just don’t want to have to think about it too much; there are a LOT of tools out there to help you.  Some interesting websites include one that offers you a chance to select your background scenery and roll from there.  The view isn’t from above but rather head-on so you can see what will work with what you may already have.  The site is called Garden Puzzle

garden puzzle

You can choose from a multitude of their sketches or upload your own photo.  When planning your perennial garden, keep in mind the hardiness zone you live in as some of these plants are for warmer climates.  Also, figure out your sun/shade conditions.  Garden Puzzle even has structures and surfaces to choose from including gazebos and mulches. Here’s a glimpse of some of the choices you can pick and move around on the template:

Just a few of the choices

There are also plenty of pre-planned gardens.  Gardener’s Supply offers several choices for vegetable gardens.  They’re also in manageable sizes for most.  You can always modify the plans to suit your specific needs but these plans give you, at the very least, a starting point and at the most, a complete garden!  You can relax and enjoy the planting, caring for and finally harvest of that wonderful produce.

Cooks choice garden plan

Cooks choice garden plan

There are several sites that offer free trials.  Garden Puzzle and Gardener’s Supply are free.

There are also online nurseries that offer plans and the plants too.  White Flower Farm offers plans for a butterfly garden and a shade garden.

Shade plants

Shade plants

American Meadows offers a number of garden plans and plants including deer resistant.  While they have sold out of the plants, the plans are still there.

American Meadows deer resistant garden

American Meadows deer resistant garden

FYI – I’m not endorsing any of these, just pointing you to some options!  ?  Happy Planning!

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