The Benefits of Gardening For Your Health & Mind

I know what you’re probably thinking. Why is she writing about gardening in December?  You might have snow on the ground and are not in mood to think about the outside garden.  That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t remember what gardening adds to our lives and consider small gardening in the home this winter.  You probably know that the benefits of gardening are numerous and include health, happiness, economy, and more. Studies have shown that spending time in nature is good for the soul and helps to relieve stress. It also has been proven to lower blood pressure. Gardening is a great way to get in shape and stay healthy. It can also save you money by allowing you to grow your vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seedlings instead of purchasing them at the store all year round. Today let’s let at how we can benefit this December and the next few months even if we only have a few houseplants.

 

 

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My Favorite Flower & Nature Photos of 2020

Last week we looked at the top posts of 2020 in terms of visitors and link party features.  At the end of the first year of my little blog, I did a post of my favorite flowers from the year before.  Traditionally I have only included flowers in the garden or in a bouquet.  If you’ve visited me before you probably know flowers are one of my great loves.  Last year I also included a few nature shots, another great love. Today’s post is some of my favorites photos of flowers and nature  from 2020.  I hope I included some of yours too.

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