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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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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Do you love bromeliads? Well, you may feel like you need to cultivate up some of them but all seems in vain. Well, different bromeliads grow in different conditions. There are several categories of bromeliads that can be categorized into different genera. Under each genera are different species of bromeliads. Bromeliad genera include aechmea, ananas, billbergia, bromelia, edmundoa, dyckia, nidularium, tillandsia, vriesea and wittrockia. There are several other genera but these do extremely well in South America, especially Brazil.
There are about 3000 known species of bromeliads and 56 genera into which they have been categorized. The major divisions of the bromeliads include:
- Bromelioideae: 32 genera and 861 species in total.
- Pitcairnioideae: 16 genera and 1030 species in total.
- Tillandsioideae: 9 genera and 1277 species in total.
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