12/05/13 - 3:02pm
Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned.
Study up between planting seasons. Scan the seed catalogs for bulletproof plants that anyone with the blackest of thumbs can grow.
“Start small,” said Claire Watson, Wave brand manager for Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Ill. “Whether it’s a vegetable garden or flowers, don’t give in to taking on too much, too soon. A few small successes will give you the confidence to expand — or at least you’ll realize your limits.”