Some people are born with a green thumb, whereas others can’t grow anything despite their best efforts. Some view gardening as the best of hobbies while others see it as a boring waste of time that doesn’t yield long-lasting results.
Whether you’re a fan of gardening or somebody who despises it, you may have dreams about gardening, and when these occur, you should not ignore them, as they could provide insight regarding how you feel, as well as foretell things that are going to happen down the road.
In this article, we examine gardening-related dreams so you can better understand why these dreams happen and what they mean. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s begin!
Why Do People Dream About Gardening?
A variety of reasons explain why people dream about gardening. Some dream about it because it’s something they do every day, so their subconscious mind is filled with gardening-related thoughts.
Others dream about gardening because they are creative, open-minded, and in touch with nature. Soon-to-be mothers also dream about gardening often because of its association with the life cycle.
What Do Gardening Dreams Say About How You’re Feeling?
Dreaming about gardening may happen out of nowhere, but usually, such dreams are brought on by feelings, either feeling you acknowledge or feelings you don’t know you’re being affected by. Below are three feelings that can bring on gardening-related dreams:
Dreaming about gardening could indicate that you’re feeling creative. Specifically, you’re trying to put together an important plan, and you’re looking for an out-of-the-box solution to solve a pretty complex problem.
Often times in gardening, creative solutions are needed to ensure the overall well-being of the garden. Therefore, if you solve a gardening-related problem in the dream, this is a good indication that you’ll overcome the problem you’re facing in real life.
Feeling generous may also bring on a gardening dream. Think of how much time goes into gardening. And who could forget that you have to pay a lot of money if you really want the garden to look great? And sometimes you have to tend to the garden when it’s the last thing you want to do after a busy day.
In the end, you put so much time in, so if you’re naturally inclined to give, you may dream about gardening, as it’s usually those who give who reap the greatest reward in the end.
Successful gardening certainly requires determination. You may fail a few times before you get things right. The veteran gardeners know how much trial and error is required before you really can make the most of your green thumb.
Therefore, if you’re determined to reach your goals, you may dream of a garden, as reaching success in the soil and weeds is just as hard as reaching success in other ventures.
What Are Some Specific Gardening Dreams and the Meanings Behind These?
There are a wide variety of gardening dreams that a person can have. Below, 11 of the common dreams related to gardening are discussed.
If you have a dream that incorporates a variety of these factors, you should piece the different meanings together to develop a more applicable interpretation. This may not be easy to do at first, but the more you learn about gardening dreams, the easier it’ll be to understand the factors in these.
1. You’re Planting Flowers
If you’re planting flowers in a dream, this could indicate that you’ll need to plant seeds (so to speak) in other areas of your life to yield the positive results you want. But it’s not just about planting seeds—you need to take care of them as well.
If there’s an emphasis on careful seed placement in the dream, this should tell you that you need to take every step deliberately and plan accordingly if you want to be successful.
2. You’re Watering Flowers
Dreaming about watering flowers can indicate that you’re a naturally nurturing person. This can also be a sign that you’re willing to help others and eager to see them flourish.
This dream also recognizes the reality that growing flowers is not for those who rely on instant gratification, as you need to water, prune, and keep pests and diseases away to ensure the flowers stay healthy.
3. You’re Planting Vegetables
Planting vegetables (as opposed to flowers) in a dream could show that you’re community-oriented and able to self-sustain. Usually, mothers have these dreams because of their ability to reproduce, and also because they’re usually fantastic cooks.
The kind of vegetables you’re growing is significant as well. For example, if you’re growing tomatoes, this could be a sign that you’re liked for your genuine kindheartedness, whereas growing green vegetables could be a sign that you’re sensible and willing to hold an unpopular opinion (if it’s the right thing to do).
4. Your Flowers & Vegetables Have Died
Dreaming about a dead garden can be quite alarming. The first thing people associate this dream with is the omen of death. But just because you have this dream doesn’t mean that death is around the corner.
You may be having this dream because you’re not applying your skills and talents effectively. You could also have this dream because you’re in a relationship that’s not going to yield anything but instead send you backward. Think about it: if you haven’t taken care of the garden, chances are you haven’t taken care of yourself.
5. Rodents Have Ravaged Your Garden
Rodents nibbling away at your garden in a dream could indicate that you lack control in life. Especially if you’re unable to deal with these rodents, this could be a sign that you don’t know how to overcome bad habits or shed improper ways of thinking.
And if the rodents get through the barrier you set up around your garden, this could be a sign that you have a false sense of protection. Perhaps you think you’re careful and safe when in reality you’re vulnerable and in danger.
6. Your Garden Dries Out
You could also come across a dried-out garden in your dream, and if you do come across one of these, it could be a sign that you’re not giving 100% effort in multiple areas of your life. The reality is that eventually, you’re going to run out of motivation completely and end up in a tight spot.
The important thing to keep in mind here is that a garden does not dry out rapidly. Therefore, if you choose to not correct your problems after noticing them, you will slowly be worn down by these problems.
7. You Cannot Grow Anything Despite Your Best Efforts
If you’re giving it your best shot in the dream and you still can’t grow anything, this could symbolize that you doubt your ability to produce. Usually, women have this dream more than men because of their ability to produce. It may also be a sign that you doubt your beliefs yet you still espouse them outwardly.
8. Your Garden Is Lush
Having a dream about a lush garden can indicate you’re living a fulfilling life at present or that you’ll achieve fulfillment sooner rather than later. This dream can also signify that you’ve made a correct choice, one that is now yielding positive results.
Especially if the garden is filled with things that are tough to grow, this could be indicative of your determination, thoughtfulness, and ability to execute.
9. Your Plants Are Diseased
Dreaming of a diseased garden can be a sign that there are manipulating people in your life. Such a dream can also come because you’re enabling someone when you should be tough on them. After all, a flower is a flower whether it’s diseased or not. That being said, when it’s diseased it hardly looks like the thing that brings much joy.
10. You Cannot Harvest Vegetables or Pick Flowers
If you’re unable to pick the flowers or vegetables in a dream, that is you can’t get them out of the ground, this could be a sign that you often come close to achieving your goals but back out at the last second. This dream may also come because you don’t feel fulfilled by the work you do.
11. Your Garden Has Frosted Over
Having a garden frost over can indicate that you don’t take your time seriously. Especially if the garden is fully grown when it’s frosted over, this means you have trouble seeing a good opportunity when one comes your way, and therefore you often miss out on things that can bring you satisfaction and joy.
In the end, dreams about gardening can be brought on by a variety of feelings. Moreover, there are several kinds of gardening dreams, and each one has its own meaning. Therefore, the next time you have a gardening dream, consult this guide so you can better understand these dreams and make positive changes in your life afterward.