For many people, a traditional 5th Anniversary gift is a flower arrangement made of one or two dozen or so fresh flowers. Of course, these are beautiful, but there's something special about the tradition of giving something that has been prepared from home.
When you're not crafty, you can still create your own unique gift by growing a garden on your property. Just imagine in years past when you were sitting under a big old tree and you were recalling your fifth wedding anniversary; you were going to be reminded of this wonderful event each year you were sitting in front of your favorite chair! This can become a tradition for your next anniversary, too!
You'll find plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables for purchase in most supermarkets and markets; just remember to make sure that the vegetables are the kind of things you enjoy eating. You can use different combinations of vegetables and herbs to create your own unique and delicious meal. Your guests will certainly love this and they'll be able to take home the tasty treat.
To begin your garden area, you'll need some basic gardening tools such as stakes and spade. Once you've got your tools ready, you need to prepare the soil that surrounds your garden space. As a rule, it should be fairly moist, but it should also drain well.
You may want to use small containers filled with peat moss and top with a few inches of sand in case you want to protect the roots of the plants. If you don't want to use soil, you can always mix a half cup of vermiculite with two gallons of water and then pour this mixture on top of your garden.
You can create your garden by choosing from a variety of plants, depending on what you enjoy eating. You can even plant flowers that bloom after you move in on the new home. For example, if you like red roses and yellow tulips, plant them around your garden during the winter. If you like sweet peas, place them around during the summer.
Once you have chosen the plants you want, you should check them regularly to ensure they're thriving. You can water your garden by hand or purchase an irrigation system that includes water pump and a hose that will reach every nook and cranny of your garden.
Once your garden is planted, you'll need to give it time to grow, but not too much of it because you need space for your plants need space to grow. After the first year, you can take your plants outside for their first frost and you'll have plenty of time to admire them while they grow in your garden.
Once you're done with your garden area, you can start decorating it by adding plants and flowers around your house. You can use flowers and plants from your garden to line your patio furniture.