I, fortunately, have no major embarrassing garden moments to
speak of, but I have definitely made some mistakes over the years. At the time,
these caused me some embarrassment, especially when witnessed by other “expert”
gardeners. Now, though, I realize they were just part of the learning process
and that choosing the right plants for you garden is important for a reason. It
not only saves you from lots or work but heartache too.
Gardening is an activity that cannot be learned solely from
books. You have to get out in the dirt, try things, fail, and try then again.
Garden Fail – Buying the Wrong Plants
I can’t count how many times I’ve bought plants that were
inappropriate for my garden or my house. A large ficus
died a slow and sad death in my house before I learned that they really need to
be outdoors in a tropical