"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. "
- Nelson Mandela
Are you someone who loves spending time with plants? All you like to do is to take care of plants and make a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruits and vegetables? Your love for plants has encouraged you to take gardening as a full-time career and you are more than happy doing it. All these are the signs of a true and passionate gardener.
Gardening workshops are an excellent way to excel your knowledge about different types of plants, nutrition, tools used, maintenance etc. Of course, in today’s digital world everything is available online, but the feeling of physically learning something from the person who has a lot more experience about your field is always great and worth the money. As a beginner, you will learn a lot in a gardening workshop.
But let me tell you that only passion is not enough for performing well in a career, you have to be patient also. In gardening, not everything will go according to your plan, you have to accept this fact.
There are some hard truths about gardening that everyone should know before getting into it. They are –
You Don’t Always Get The Expected Results
Plants are like babies who need your attention and care. You might think of something but the results are not always according to your wish. Seeds not germinating, no proper sunlight for plants, unexpected weather conditions and so many other things can happen. You have to be patient to get the desired results.
Learning From Mistakes
It is not possible that you would know everything about gardening when you start it. You make mistakes and then you learn. This is how it works. The only thing to be kept in mind is to be passionate about your work and don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
Make Your Hands Dirty
Before you start dreaming of your fairytale garden, let me warn you about something. To witness the beautiful garden, first you have to do the hard work. Cutting the branches, spreading insecticides and pesticides, fertilizing the plants to provide them nutrition and other tasks that you have to do in order to take care of your plants can frustrate you sometimes but it’s the part and parcel of the game. Eventually, when you will see your garden blossoming you will realise that your efforts haven’t gone in vain.
Gardening like any other business needs maintenance. You have to keep buying different tools, fertilizers, pesticides and whatever your plant needs. You have to give your plant everything it requires to keep it healthy.
Keep Learning New Things
It is necessary that you keep yourself updated with all the new gardening tools and techniques. Every other day something new comes up in the market, you have to be always ready to learn something new. You can’t think that now I know everything about gardening and so I don’t need any more knowledge. If you are doing it for your livelihood, then you have to earn money from it. And it is not possible if you become stagnant and refuse to grow. You have to be flexible enough to grasp new things.