Boring to Beautiful Simple Landscaping Framework

How to take your landscape from so-so to spectacular with my easy system--no special skills required.

Do you want to garden but feel completely overwhelmed and confused?

The Growing Roots Beginning Gardening Guide and Planner will teach you the basics of gardening in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. No jargon, no crazy techniques. I'll help you master the basics so you feel confident to plan, plant, and harvest your garden.

You will learn:

  • Where the best spot in your yard to garden
  • The two most important dates in gardening
  • What needs to planted when, and tricks to extend the season
  • How to start seeds from a window or grow light
  • Which vegetables are the most forgiving so you don't get in over your head
  • and so much more!

You'll also get over 40 downloadable garden planning pages to keep everything organized and help you stay on top of things

Plus, I've recently added a Bonus 17 Page Backyard Planner to take your backyard dreams to reality in 5 years or less.


Growing a Better Garden Made Simple

Get in now at the best price you'll ever see!

You see, this course is in the development stage, meaning that while I've got the basics published, I'll be adding videos over the growing season. Because it's hard to film about gardening in the middle of winter!!

The written portions of the course are finished. You however, won't ever pay a cent more when the videos go live as my thanks for helping to develop the course.

So buy now before the price grows, and harvest the benefits of getting in early!

Sorry, I literally could not help myself--I had to throw that pun in.


In this beginner gardening course you'll learn the foundations of gardening. Each chapter has corresponding garden planning pages so you can customize your very own garden planner and journal. In the journal you'll find:

  • Yearly Garden Bullet Journal
  • Daily and Weekly Journalling pages
  • Crop Rotation Planner
  • Seed Starting Tracker
  • Grids to Plan out your Garden
  • Checklists for Every Season
  • Budget Trackers

Your Instructor

Kristen Raney
Kristen Raney

Kristen is a life-long gardener and the blogger behind the popular home and garden blog, Shifting Roots. She is a zone 3 urban gardener and sees her tiny urban backyard as an exciting challenge.


But wait, there's even more!

I've recently added the 5 year Backyard Planner-- a simple way for you to plan out your backyard dreams in 5 years or less. You'll get all the lists, graphs, and planning pages you need to organize your thoughts and put your plan in action.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Kristen Raney's expert advice comes from a wealth of gardening experience, her own missteps and her incredible artistic instincts. She helps to take my vague, disorganized ideas and turn them into something that is easily implemented by a completely novice gardener. If you have excitement and ideas, but not a lot of confidence or expertise, Growing Roots and Kristen's gardening tools are the place for you!"

- Naomi Suchan, Home Gardener


Don't wait a whole year to learn how to be a better gardener. Take the mystery out of gardening so you can grow food for you and your family and create a beautiful yard.

Get started now!