Friday, July 2, 2010
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...how does your garden grow? With silver bells and conkle shells and a little help from YourGardenShow.com, of course!
YourGardenShow.com is an interactive community where gardeners of all levels can come together and share videos, photos, ideas and inspiration. There are individual and group pages, how-to videos, garden planners and garden bloggers who share the wisdom they've "grown". Think of it as a virtual show-and-tell for green thumbs. With just one click, you can be transported from an Italian Grand Garden to a vertical window garden in downtown New York. There's something for everyone!
YourGardenShow.com also features an expansive database of over 6,000 vegetables (778 varieties of tomatoes alone!) developed by Cornell University and a 5,900 ornamental database from Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. "Groundskeeper" Mark Kane is the former Executive Garden Editor of Better Homes and Gardens so you know this is a valuable resource!
Now, I'm not much of a gardener but YourGardenShow.com has put a bee in my bonnet and I am ready to dig in the dirt! I love that gardening is a healthy, budget conscious summer activity that the whole family can enjoy. Watching a garden grow can teach your child about patience, how and where produce comes from and helps them to understand the circle and cycle of life. It can be a very rewarding experience to see the fruits of their labor bloom. Not to mention they can taste and appreciate the quality of true organic fruits and veggies!
If you want to get started or jazz up your current garden, head on over and join YourGardenShow.com to share photos and videos, learn about plants that match your climate and growing conditions and view other gardens for inspiration.
You'll also want to check out their blog, follow YourGardenShow.com on Twitter or fan them on Facebook to learn more tips and tricks to plant a lush dream garden that will make your neighbors "green" with envy.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I just wanted to share this information with my readers!