Zone 7: A New World Of Plants And Shrubs?
The world’s climate is changing rapidly. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. Climate change is caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and other man made factors like global warming. These changes are causing temperatures to rise, which in turn will cause plant life to suffer from extreme cold or heat stress. Some species may even go extinct due to these conditions.
Many gardeners have been experimenting with different types of plants and shrubs in their gardens. However, it seems that there is no end to the variety of plants that can be grown in your own yard. There are many varieties of trees, herbs, vegetables, flowers and fruits available at any given time. Some of these are drought tolerant while others require watering every day. Many people choose to grow certain kinds of plants because they look pretty or provide aesthetic value.
Others grow them simply out of curiosity.
In fact, gardening is not just limited to growing plants. You can also use gardening tools like hoes, shovels, spades and pickaxes to create beautiful landscapes in your backyard. Gardeners can also make their own composting toilet paper using old newspapers and plastic bags!
So why do some people want to grow only certain types of plants? Why don’t all gardeners want to grow the same type of plants?
Well, the reason is simple: Everyone has their own tastes and preferences. People don’t like to grow the same things over and over again. They prefer to try new things and experiment with their gardens from time to time. Just like you might get sick of eating hamburgers day in day out, gardeners get tired of growing the same plants.
General Landscaping Preferences
Gardeners usually have specific ideas about the type of plants they want to grow. Some people like to grow flowers, others prefer to grow shrubs, while others tend towards vegetables and fruits. There are many different kinds of flowers, trees, herbs, vegetables and fruits available throughout the world. Some of these plants can only be grown in specific areas, while others can be grown almost anywhere. You may have to do a little research before planting anything!
Most property owners do extensive research before growing anything. They want to make sure they are capable of growing successful crops. In fact, many of these people have their own gardening clubs where members can share their experiences. Gardeners also usually tend to stick to a specific area when growing plants. Some people only grow plants in their backyard, while others may choose to do it outdoors or indoors.
No matter where you decide to grow your plants, you should keep a few things in mind:
What type of soil do you have? Is it fertile?
What kind of sunlight does your backyard receive?
Are there any restrictions on what you can and cannot grow?
(Some communities have laws forbidding people from growing specific plants or foreign crops in general)
What kind of money are you willing to spend on this project?
Some plants and crops are very expensive to grow.
Some people also choose to grow their own food. While it is not necessary for everyone to do this, there are benefits to doing so. Many people like the idea of knowing exactly where their food is coming from. There is also a sense of accomplishment when you can successfully cultivate your own crops. If you decide to grow your own food, be sure to clearly mark which plants are for consumption.
You wouldn’t want any unexpected guests helping themselves to a snack!
There are many different reasons why people like to grow specific plants in their garden. While some of these reasons are personal, others are shared among many people. Here are some of the most common preferences among gardeners:
Religious and Cultural Significance – Many plants hold a special religious or cultural significance to specific groups of people. For example, Christmas trees are only found in snowy regions, making them somewhat of a luxury for most people. Some cultures believe that certain plants can act as good luck tokens or even have healing properties. If you’re part of a group that places great importance on a certain plant, you may want to consider growing it in your garden. Just make sure it’s legal to grow where you live!
Beauty – Some gardens are created specifically for their aesthetic value. Certain flowers, plants and trees just look nice when grown together. If you have a green thumb and a knack for landscaping, growing things for beauty is an excellent choice. You can even charge people to come see your garden!
Purpose – There are many plants that can be used for food, oil, medicine and more. Growing these types of plants is crucial for survival in some parts of the world. If you live in an area that doesn’t produce a lot of fresh food, growing things like fruits and vegetables can help you and your family stay healthy. In some places, you can even sell what you grow to make a little extra money.
So, which garden type are you? Are you growing things for a specific purpose, to meet the needs of your community, or just to enhance your local scenery?
Perhaps you have your own reasons for enjoying gardening. No matter your reason for digging in the dirt, it’s time to get started!
Gardening is a fun and rewarding pastime that can help you relax after a long day or provide healthy food for your family. But, as with most things, there’s a bit of science involved if you want to truly excel at it. This guide will cover everything you need to know in order to create the perfect garden for you.
Choosing Where to Plant
Before you start planting your garden, you should decide where to do so.
If you already have a plot of land where you’d like to start your garden, check to make sure that it gets plenty of sunlight every day. You’ll also want to make sure that the plot is level and has room for everything you want to grow. If you don’t have an empty plot of land to use, organize something with the owner of the property. It’s always better to get permission before starting any project!
If you don’t have a plot of land yet, there are several places you can choose from. Almost any location that gets a lot of sunlight is adequate, but here are some of the most popular spots:
Backyard – Perhaps the most accessible and convenient place to start a garden is in your own backyard. You can plant things like tomatoes, zucchini, berries and more. The only downside is that if you live in the city, your backyard might not get as much sun as a plot further outside of the city would.
Green Belt – A green belt is a strip of land around a city that is left untouched and unspoiled. These are common in larger cities that have run out of room to grow and thus have started preserving parts of the land around them. Green belts are usually untouched forests that act as a natural border between the city and the wilderness. You’re more likely to run into feral animals in these parts, but you can harvest your own timber if you want.
Heavily Forested Area – If you’ve got a lot of trees in your backyard, then you’re in luck! You can start your garden right there. Again, you may run into some wild animals in these types of places, so be aware of that.
Farmland – Farmland can also make a great place to garden. Again, just be sure you have permission from the owner first. You’ll probably want to stay away from the fields owned by large businesses. They might mind if you start digging around in their fields looking for your ideal spot to start planting.
You now have several options for choosing a place to start your garden, so choose wisely!
What to Plant
Many different plants can be grown in a garden, each serving their own purpose. You should pick the types of plants that you want to grow based on what you plan to use the produce for.
Herbs – Herbs are great for cooking and can give a dish that little extra flavor. It’s always best to grow your own herbs as some of them can’t be found in stores, or are only available seasonally.
Sources & references used in this article:
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Maximizing arthropod‐mediated ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes: the role of native plants by R Isaacs, J Tuell, A Fiedler, M Gardiner… – Frontiers in Ecology …, 2009 – Wiley Online Library
Native trees, shrubs, & vines: a guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants by W Cullina – 2002 – books.google.com
Conservation plants for the Northeast by WC Sharp – 1977 – books.google.com
Estimates of air pollution mitigation with green plants and green roofs using the UFORE model by BA Currie, B Bass – Urban ecosystems, 2008 – Springer