“We live in a fast-paced world full of impatience, anxiety, stress, frustration and self-indulgence, where pills for nervous stress, depression and high blood pressure are common. If we start teaching our children the pleasures of gardening as soon as they can walk, maybe their lives will be less stressful. If you enjoy gardening, try to ignite this spark in someone else, regardless of how young or old even if all you do is get them to put a few seeds or plants in a pot.
When you come home and are worn out, STOP, take a few minutes, go outside, work for a short time in your yard. You will be surprised at how much better you feel. If you are angry, impatient, nervous, unhappy, or sad, gardening is the answer. Take your emotions out on the weeds, prune the shrubs, “deadhead” the flowers, cut down that plant you don’t like or want, or just dig in the soil. Mother Nature is a great healer.
Gardening is work, sore muscles, and even frustration, but its pleasures and benefits exceed those. You learn patience by waiting for the results of your labor. You overcome failure through knowledge and trial and error. You relieve stress and depression by working and achieving a beautiful, restful haven that you, your family, friends, and the wildlife can enjoy. Gardening can ease your pain, calm your spirit, and soothe your soul!”
|The entrance to our to be garden, built by out very hands on landlord 🙂|
|There are two pieces of land, the left is how the dirt was and to the right is after I shoveled away.|
|A view from far 🙂|