We hear it all the time "What's growing in your garden?" Even the simple answer to this question can be an exercise in futility as the garden thrives on what is placed into it. A rose simply needs water and sunshine to bloom, a tomato needs space and sun, a vegetable needs time and fertilizer, etc. Not to mention the list goes on. ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmXW7bturiEHws3EdDcoMJ3k7kpkuFAvXEc83L69f3GUbS/image.png) It really doesn't matter what kind of plant you decide is going to make your home a home; it just has to be well tended and kept up. Gardening is not a simple task for anyone, no matter how much experience gardening you may have. Even the pros at gardening have to continually learn new things about their plants all the time. Some people may know how to take care of a plant, but it's still a different world when you step inside and see a plant thriving with careful attention and a good set of watering and fertilizing techniques. One of the best ways to give your garden a head start is to get some seeds. Seedlings are inexpensive and can quickly turn into plants that will do double duty as the starter plants for a larger garden. And by starting small you are also taking advantage of a process that will continue to take place all through the year, even if you move house or decide otherwise. Gardening can be a very rewarding activity. It allows you to become more involved with nature in a very positive way and you will always find something wonderful to watch and look at. Planting a seedling will encourage you to keep on trying because even the slightest sign of success will spur you on. The gardener does not have to wait for a plant to grow before watching it grow. He just has to be there when the plant starts and he must be sure that he gets it before someone else does. Gardening can be very much like parenting in that way. What's Growing in Your Garden? If you have noticed that your soil is looking a little dull, perhaps you should think about sponges. They come in an array of colours, so you can easily pick out which ones to use for your specific needs. They are easy to use and if you are having trouble growing anything else try using sponges before you go on to more invasive plants. https://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/grdn/fullset/2013/1/20/0/CI_intensive-gardening-allows-a-lot-of-produce-to-grow-in-a-small-space.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.493.suffix/1452644679836.jpeg (https://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/grdn/fullset/2013/1/20/0/CI_intensive-gardening-allows-a-lot-of-produce-to-grow-in-a-small-space.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.493.suffix/1452644679836.jpeg) Another thing that will help improve your garden is mulched. If you haven't tried this you really should try it. Mulch provides protection from animals and other pests and it keeps the roots of the plants warm. It also makes it easier for you to water because you won't have to dig so deep to do so.