Do you like to play in the dirt? Do you like to take care of things? Do you like to see colors in front of you? Do you like the smell of fresh flowers? Do you like fresh vegetables and herbs every day? Then, gardening is your hobby of choice. Now all you need is a garden, a shovel and some plants for you to plant.
But gardening is not as easy as it appears. It’s no “Let’s put these flowers here and these there and now we just wait for them to grow”. Behind a beautiful garden there are hours of thinking at the right flower and vegetables arrangements, hours and hours of hard work in the sun digging the earth, shoveling, planting, time spent weeding and watering the precious plant beds. Besides all of these there is more about gardening then flowers with all their beauty colors and smells. Gardening comes with its own set of benefits.
First of all when you are gardening stress goes out the window. The sun, the physical activity, the concentration required, the patience it takes to wait for nature to follow its course – all are great ways to eliminate stress out of your life, even for a few hours every day.
Dig, shovel, weed, lift, twist, turn, bend and more. All the activities required to keep a proper garden can do wonders for your body. Depending on what needs to be done in the garden you are using many different muscle groups, increasing your flexibility, your tonus, strength and stamina.
And in no time, what do you know? You have your own garden full of plants. The flowers you grow will look lovely in your house and brighten your day and you will be so proud of your vegetables that you will end up eating more and more, thus giving your health a real feast and protecting it from harm.
How long have you been gardening for? What are your favorite plants? What are you most proud of? Tell us your tricks and tips for a beautiful and healthy garden.