You Don’t Need to be a Garden Designer to Have a Beautiful Garden
I’m Sue Libertiny. I started Garden Moxie to share practical and inspiring garden ideas to help home gardeners. You’ll find articles about plants, design, and garden-inspired DIY projects. My garden is located in Michigan (Zone 5). I share highlights from my personal garden so we can learn and grow together.
We all start gardening as beginners. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to be a Garden designer to have a beautiful garden. It’s great if you have time to train as a designer, but most of us simply want to create a peaceful spot to relax. That’s exactly how I started.
My first garden was a 3 ft x 7 ft section of lawn, dug up, surrounded with landscape bricks, and planted with perennials rescued from a friend’s garden. No soil preparation. No grand plan. No color scheme. I had no idea how to make a garden. Yet despite this inexperience, those flowers grew like champs and sparked an obsession.
Let Me Share What I’ve Learned
I love gardening so much that I trained as a Master Gardener at Michigan State University, completed garden design courses, and now spend every waking moment in the garden. My husband, Tom, also helps. He is the certified ditch digger (I certified him following a very rigorous procedure), photographer, and the official “figure-out-how-to-build-this-thing-we-need” guy.
I’ve learned so much since starting my first garden, and I created this website to help home gardeners learn about garden design, plants, and how to bring nature indoors. I use this website and my newsletter to share:
- Practical advice
My humble beginnings are proof that you can build your dream garden too. Let’s learn together. Happy gardening!