7 Things To Do When You’re Not In The Garden
Tending a garden can sometimes take up a lot of your time, but there are other things you can do, especially on days when you’re not busy working in it. Below are some garden-related activities for you to try on your time away from the garden.
Go visit gardens.
If the day is cool but sunny, why not take a trip down to a botanical garden or conservatory. Gain inspirations for your own garden as you marvel at well manicured lawns, well maintained beds filled colorful blooms and beautiful foliage. It’s also a great way to relax because being around greenery is very calming.
Events such as fairs, horticultural shows, conventions and competitions are also great ways to learn more about plants and gardening in general. You can learn a great deal attending these events, such as the latest breakthroughs in propagation, plant species and cultivars, pest control, etc.
Join a group.
Joining a local group is a great way of meeting people with similar interests. It’s also a great way of learning tips and tricks about growing crops and other plants from more experienced gardeners.
Take lessons that you can use at home and in the garden such as flower arranging and planting bonsai trees. It’s a great way to fill up your time while learning something new.
Go fruit picking.
Some orchards and farms offer fruit picking activities. Picking fruit is an fun activity that everyone can enjoy. Take your family or round up your friends and head to a local orchard or farm and pick in season fruits such as strawberries.
Go spring-bloom watching.
Cherry blossoms are big and Japan, so big that every spring, thousands of people, both locals and foreigners, flock to see the sakura trees in bloom. If you can’t travel to Japan at the moment, you can do something similar right here. Head to orchards, parks, or the local woods behind gaze at the spectacular beauty of tree blossoms that only spring brings. Autumn colors are also equally enchanting.
Go to a farmer’s market.
Shop and see what everyone is growing this season. Not only will you get to sample some of the best crops that the farmer’s have grown but you’ll also learn a lot from the farmers themselves, from tips on growing, caring and ways of cooking seasonal produce.