What would your Garden look like around the World?
For some, gardening is a laborious task akin to cleaning or sorting taxes. In the past, gardens were created for practical use only, for growing food or creating shade in the hot weather. Over time, they have evolved to become a means of self-expression or to preserve cultural traditions.
If we look closer at both the residential and public gardens in different countries, they offer important insight into different cultures, traditions and lifestyles. Each aspect of a garden from the plants and trees, types of furniture and layout reveals something new about another country.
This infographic created by the team at 4 Everdeck looks at the different gardens and gardening trends of countries around the world. Through images, facts and statistics, we hope to provide insight into the lives of other people and different cultures, as well as giving some unique garden design inspiration! Read on to find out more.
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There’s a reason seasoned gardeners refer to compost as black gold. Rich and dark, this earth-like substance composed of decayed organic material is a powerhouse of nutrients. When incorporated into the soil, plants are healthier, flowers bloom brighter, and pests don’t stand a chance.
The best part? Compost can be made at home from ingredients you were planning to throw away, which means it’s not only good for the garden but environmentally responsible as well.
Composting at home is neither complicated nor expensive, and all it takes to start is just a few materials and the right combination of organic matter.
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Fresh flowers can make any space come to life. While buying flowers can be expensive, purchasing fresh, seasonal blooms can save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Local flower stores can purchase in-season blooms from local farms and greenhouses, rather than having to ship out of season flowers in. This makes it both more cost effective and healthier for the environment to buy in season flowers.
While spring and summer are the most popular blooming seasons, there are beautiful bulbs in every season available to consumers. In addition, there are also plenty of year-round blooms that are always available.
Zola created this seasonal blooming guide to showcase all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Bookmark this page so you always know what’s in season, so you can make more eco-friendly flower choices next time you purchase fresh blooms.
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Used coffee grounds offer many benefits to plants, flowers, and vegetables—improving water retention, drainage, and soil aeration are at the top of that list. Coffee grounds also allow certain beneficial microorganisms to thrive and attract earthworms, which are a garden’s best friend.
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