Welcome to Blue Ridge Orchid Society

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

 Gertrude Jekyll

This blog is devoted to all the gardening enthusiasts like me whose passion is gardening.  We live quite hectic and stressful lives, and there is nothing like a beautiful garden to soothe those strained nerves and calm the soul. It doesn’t matter if your garden is a small home garden in your terrace or a grand affair with lawns and lakes. A garden is so much more than what meets the eye. As Gertrude Jekyll puts it so eloquently, a garden teaches you life skills that are vital to succeed in every area of life. All those hours spent under the sun, getting your hands muddy and the days of loving care are fully justified when you see your garden blooming in its full glory. In many ways, it is an allegory for life itself. For what you plant into your garden is exactly what you will get back when the season is right.

Are you new to gardening or a seasoned gardener looking for more knowledge?

Wondering how to create a garden in your little city apartment?

Looking for tips to keep your garden healthy and pest free?

Need advice about adding exotic plants and flowers in your garden?

With The Blue Ridge Orchid Society blog, I aim to help you with these and more of your gardening needs including gardening advice, gardening ideas, garden designs, experts talks, gardening tips and much more so that you can have a lovely little garden full of splendour in every season. I will also regularly share pictures of all the beautiful, quaint, grand, lovely gardens that I visit and also the stories behind them. You too are welcome to interact with me and fellow gardeners.

Wonderful herb and flower garden
Wonderful herb and flower garden

This first post is just a glimpse of things yet to come. Please do check back regularly for lots of gardening information and tips. Check out the pictures of my own home garden and some of the gardens I have helped create for friends and family.

So what do you think? Check back soon for my new post. So long!