Not quite art, but not exactly science, gardening seems to require a special knack, maybe even a "green gene." Don't have it? You can pretend! Just follow these easy tips from our experts, and your garden will be blooming - no green thumb required.
Follow these tips to get your garden blooming1. Clusters of pots
Novices do best when they have more control over their conditions. That's why clustering pots on the patio or porch is a good way to start gardening. Once a plant starts dying or wilting, you can easily water it, move it, re-plant it, or toss it altogether. Easy come, easy go.
"Start simple with a pot of your favorite colored flowers and another of your favorite herb," says Chris Lambton, a landscape designer and host of HGTV's Going Yard.
Two of Lambton's favorites include hardy lavender, which can be dried or clipped for its fragrant blooms, and rosemary, which he uses for cooking. During winter, he brings the pots inside his Cape Cod home, where the plants can beautify the interior year-round.
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