Thrifty Gardening

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Thrifty Gardening

Spring has sprung and many of us are anxious to get out into our gardens. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

As it becomes nicer outside and the winter blues have finally disappeared we begin to think about spending more time outside, tackling our gardens, and putting our green thumbs to the test. However, as you begin to brainstorm ways to spruce up your gardens this year, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Revitalizing our gardens year after year can become a task we dread. There is so much to think about and know when it comes to preparing the flower beds for planting, picking the right combination of plants, knowing whether a plant will survive in your geographical location, and how to care for your flowers once they are planted. If we don’t do the proper research we can end up wasting countless dollars at the garden centre buying inappropriate plants or unnecessary and useless supplies.

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On the other hand, if you take the time to do the research, you can save yourself money every year by investing in the right products that make your garden flourish year after year.

There are also several ways to create beautiful lush gardens on a budget. On my podcast, Mindful Money Management, I had the pleasure of chatting with Marjorie Harris, the gardening columnist for the Globe and Mail and freelance Toronto garden designer. On this episode, Marjorie talks about some of the things we should consider and watch out for when it comes to revitalizing our gardens.

Here is one of Marjorie's most recent articles for the Globe and Mail with some great advice: Beautiful, but quite contrary: Forcing early-spring blooms

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For more affordable gardening ideas, I encourage you to check out Marjorie's well known book, Thrifty Gardening from the Ground Up. She shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space ― all on a budget so everyone can create a natural oasis without breaking the bank.

About the Author:

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Lynn Whetham is a Certified Financial Planner with Assante Wealth Management. Lynn believes in community involvement and enjoys sharing others' inspiring stories through her podcast Mindful Money Management. The podcast is dedicated to empowering socially conscious individuals to manage their financial resources for the benefit of themselves, their families, and the greater community.

Contact Lynn:
lynn@mindfulmoneymanagement.ca