Why is it that having a garden is so important? Is it limited to only being important for your family’s well-being? Or is it really able to cause an amazing impact on the larger environment outside of the confines of your property?
Happy New Year! It is 2018 and time to start thinking about gardening goals you will be making for the new year. I have several goals that I want to achieve in order to work towards a more tranquil garden that may inspire you to set similar goals.
It is nearing the end of the year and it is time to reflect on the year that was. What inspiring achievements did I manage to make in my garden this year?
Do you have excuses for not having a garden? Do you struggle with finding the time, money, motivation or space to grow your own vegetables, fruit or flowers?
Gardening, especially growing your own food, has many benefits that can positively impact your family's health. Not only can it improve physical health, but by creating a tranquil garden retreat, you can also improve the mental health of your family and visitors.
Do you find sometimes that you miss something that needs to be done in your yard or garden because you don't get a chance to visit all the areas? I find that happens often with my yard and garden and some critical tasks don't get done. For me it is important to regularly do a garden maintenance walk to see what I may have missed during my less comprehensive visits to the garden.
Gardening requires certain skills and knowledge to be successful. However there are some personal qualities that can also help you succeed as a gardener.
The five senses: sound, smell, sight, taste and touch. They affect how we feel. They are often the deciding factor in what we do and don't do. They save us from harm. They are a large part of our lives. Garden spaces are rich with stimulants for all five of our senses. There are easy ways to ensure that we maximize the potential for these senses to be present and satisfy our needs.
Posting today a link to a video I made on the weekend in case you are not following me on Instagram. Click on it to play - make sure your sound is on.