Tuesday, January 19, 2010


1.  There is a return to home and growing your own organically.  Children can become a part of this and are fascinated by seeing their seeds and plants produce flowers and edibles in a short time.  Here at Ashcombe we have found our children's classes fill up fast as parents see the value of doing things together without a great expense.  Gardening is a lifelong process...it's a journey, not a destination.

3.  Small space gardening is still very much "in".  Containers can be placed in proper sun or shade locations and make growing easier.  People see the benefits of growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other vegetables all on their own...then using them in culinary dishes.

4.  The opportunity to increase property value is becoming a major factor in the use of shrubs, perennials and flowers.  A few dollars spent on landscaping can make all the different to a potential buyer.