1. Pack a punch with a great frontage.
I’m sure you’ve visited someone and as you walked to their doorstep you couldn’t help but admire the beautiful bamboo fence or a perfectly planted row of golden palms swaying in motion to the breeze?
Or perhaps it’s a bunch of carefully tended ornamental cypress plants in custom planters creating a perimeter hedge?
This is called… Serious curb appeal. It is a simple way to show off your gardening skills. All you need is a small budget to get a few pots, plants, a pair of garden clippers/ pruners and you’re in business.
The trick is to start slow, and gradually grow your #plantgang. Over time, your frontage will bless you with a sophisticated landscaped garden.
After all, the more, the merrier!
2. Midnight shop! Or ask for a few plant clippings from the owner
It is a show stopper.
Stopped you dead on your tracks.
You must have that plant.
Well don’t be shy. Ask for a few pieces that you can plan to propagate / plant home later. However, at times the owner may not be around or perhaps it is a public garden.
Well, go ahead, pinch a few stems (carefully so that you get the roots intact) and gently protect the roots with a kerchief or tissue. If it’s succulents, plucking a few leaves is all you need.
Then similarly, take them home with you and plant them in a pot while still fresh🧚🏽♀️
We recently found a small strands of the rare Senecio ‘String of Pearls’ this way. Within a few months we were rewarded with a generous pot – all thanks to some “ midnight shopping”!
3. You never go wrong with the Rose plant
There are hundreds of species and thousands of cultivars of the Rose. They come in many color and sizes – as shrubs or rambling climbers.
Roses never go out of fashion.
Plant a rose near your door front or on a wall adjacent to your entrance and be sure to have many admires who will pause to smell the roses or comment on your fine taste in gardening.