What Your Garden Says About Your Personality
Have you ever wondered what the design of your garden says about you as a person and as a gardener? Garden design, say Rattan Direct, is a field of study growing in popularity and thus, more people are wondering just what their garden is saying about them…
Type 1 – The Allotment Gardener
If you are one of life’s givers and enjoy nurturing tender plants and feeding people wholesome food, looking to the power of mother nature with an abundance of vegetables on your allotment makes perfect sense.
You are a hands-on type, someone who mucks in, unafraid of getting dirt beneath your fingernails. And you are rewards based, enjoying nothing more than a plump, red tomato plucked fresh from the vine, the ones you helped nurture from seed to tender shoots, to full-grown trellises, full of ripe fruit.
And it’s not just or adorning the plates of friends and family. The allotment is perfect for those who enjoy a little well-mannered competition, showing your fruit and vegetables off to judges of local shows. And why not? Because, you are generous with your goods in equal measure.
Type 2 – The Balcony Gardener
You are not a pleasure seeker, for this is not what drives you. Not one for pottering about, you want personal space, the garden, for relaxing and battery charging.
This may be because you have a high-maintenance personality and life in general. Work places almost untenable demands on you and your time, your family and friends are also in need of your attention and you enjoy giving it thus, the garden needs to be the balance of this. It needs to be low maintenance and minimal fuss.
The most you will do is perhaps the odd spot of watering and maybe pull a weed or two, but complicated-looking gardening equipment is certainly not needed, and not welcomed by the Balcony Gardener.
Type 3 – The Messy Meadow
Teeming with insects and all kinds of wildlife, the Messy Meadow, once the sign of a gardener who couldn’t quite get a handle on rampant ‘weeds’, is now a must-have haven for bees and other under-pressure bugs.
Messy, delightfully unkempt, hard to tame and colourful to the eye, the Messy Meadow reflects a personality in the gardener who is about the big stuff, and not one for sweating the smaller detail. Life is too short to have pristine lawn edges or a landscaped back garden.
You have a romantic vision of life, throwing seeds into the wind and letting the gentle breeze deposit seeds where it takes them. What could be better than sitting and enjoying a space full of dancing poppies, cornflowers and other meadow flowers?
Type 4 – The Symmetrical Garden
You like beauty and beautiful things, and this extends to your garden.
You like things in order. You covet balance and structure in a world that can, at times, be chaotic. In your world, everything has its place and everything is in its place. When your order falls out of synch, chaos rules and this leaves you feeling uncomfortable.
You are an unrepentant neat freak. Bedlinen is coordinated, bathroom towels match, your sock drawer is in pristine order and your home is veritable example of order and calmness.
And your garden matches this. Your plants are grouped together in like-minded clusters, you enjoy a mixed colour palette but rather than being planted in a random, non-matching pattern, you have clumps of fiery red flowers balancing alongside golden yellows and deep orange.
You probably plan your garden on paper, possibly ordering essential, timed tasks via a spreadsheet.
Type 5 – The Contemporary Gardener
You are an urban dweller, an unashamed fan of cutting, modern design in your fashion trends, your home and your garden. You see something and make a statement out of it.
To others, it is a wall up onto which they will train climbing plants. But you see it as the perfect backdrop to painting it pink and fixing a fantastic, eye-catching piece of sculpture to.
You covet the latest trends and seem to effortlessly include it into the garden – and it always looks right. This is because you have a talented eye for the modern, the contemporary and the cutting edge.
You are a fan of garden makeover shows, and emulate the trends you see in your garden, relishing the fact that it is still a practical outdoor space.
What garden personality are you? Do you enjoy the messy meadow look or prefer to create statement features within a modern garden?
Rattan Direct have a range of garden furniture and accessories that suit any garden, whether deliciously symmetrical and traditional, or beautifully modern