What kind of gardeners we are?

Once we consider the consequences, what the place brings with it, in which we set up a garden, and we will specify our expectations for the garden, it is also worth considering our approach to gardening. We can meet all kinds of gardeners all over the world, who have a completely different approach to their hobbies, drawing from it – each in their own way – great pleasure. I remember a retired miner, who loved flower beds. In his small garden, he created wonderful compositions of begonias and fuchsia, whose charm was emphasized by the narrow lawn that crossed the garden like a green stream. Withered flowers and leaves were diligently removed on a regular basis and carefully monitored for the presence of insects, using spraying, to prevent disease, that could destroy his beloved plants. In the fall, the area was cleared, and the naked earth rested. In early spring, he sowed the seeds under glass, and the cycle was repeated from the beginning. Although it is admittedly not my style, however, it is difficult not to admire the perfection of this work – he just loved it.

On the other hand, we have gardeners, who consciously allow, that nature reign supreme in their gardens. They do not use any chemicals, and the selection of native plants is determined by the available habitats, making the natural world flourish.

Many gardeners choose an intermediate route, using chemical plant protection products in a limited way and always as a last resort, with the awareness of their negative impact on the organisms inhabiting the garden. We want to grow exotic plants in our garden, however, adapted to local conditions, which allows us to use mainly natural methods of growing and protecting plants, without the need to change the soil or use huge amounts of water. Instead of growing plants in rows, staramy się podchodzić do ich rozmieszczenia w sposób bardziej naturalny. Relationships are easy to see, which occur in nature, and then copy them in your garden, creating e.g.. a forest clearing or a flower meadow.