This might sound a bit out there for some people, but read on, I promise it will be worth it, especially if you are a first home buyer. The great thing about tree (or garden) planting parties - or even simply specifying gifts as plants, is that they are triple bonus. Specifying a gift means that you get what you want and your friends & family get to contribute to the building of your new life. Plants are also inexpensive and excellent value as they are the gift that keeps on giving. You can either simply specify plants as gifts or organise a full on planting party - preferably before things get too festive if you want a good outcome. This is a great idea works for pretty much any celebration - if you are having a birthday, a wedding or even if you are simply planting out your garden. If you don't have an outdoor garden, make an indoor one - indoor plants improve the quality of indoor air.If the party is for a celebration and your friends and family are bringing trees or plants as a gift, make sure you include the garden plan and plant list in your invitation. Let your guest know that they will be putting their own plant in the ground and that way they can really choose where they want to leave their plant print in your garden! This wonderful idea means that as your friends and family return to your place, they can watch their plant grow and flourish.
Especially if you live in an urban area, trees and plants can make a huge difference to your health and happiness. Trees have numerous benefits in an urban environment: they add natural beauty, provide privacy, provide serenity, and many trees have a calming effect.
Trees also have several health and environmental benefits, including: absorbing any pollutants in the air, releasing oxygen, improving the air quality and lowering the air temperature.
If you are partying with a large number of plants, ensure you have all the related soils, barks, mulches as well as shovels, rakes and garden forks.
You might also want to either give each guest a pair of garden gloves or ask them to bring their own.