Legacy Garden Ideas: Tips On Creating Legacy Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com A legacy, according to Merriam-Webster, is something transmitted or received by an ancestor or predecessor, or from the past. How does that apply to the world of gardening? What are legacy garden plants? Read on to learn more about creating legacy gardens. What is a Legacy Garden? Here’s one useful way to look at creating legacy gardens: A legacy garden involves learning about the past, growing for the future, and living in the present time. Legacy Garden Ideas When it comes to legacy garden ideas, the possibilities are nearly endless, and nearly any type of plant can become a legacy garden plant. For example: Legacy garden ideas for schools – Most American schools aren’t in session during the summer months, which makes gardening projects very challenging. Some schools have found a workaround by creating a legacy garden, in which schoolchildren

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