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Saturday, March 30, 2013

~ MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR... TO GET MY GARDENING ON ! ~



Hello Curlies!

My favorite time of the year has arrived and I get to do one of the things I enjoy the most...GARDENING!

I enjoy my garden so very much it is one of the most relaxing things for me. I love using bright and vibrant colors, watching them grow to be their fullest, and being out there with nature.

Did you know there are a wealth of other benefits to gardening, besides it is so darn pretty. Gardening helps fight depression, it teaches you patience, it brings out your creativity, and It's great exercise just think of all the squats your doing while gardening,  and stretching. when gardening your moving in such ways that you are doing your body good by simply planting something so beautiful.

It said that by simply looking at nature helps in reducing stress. Web MD says:

      "Looking at nature, , can aid recovery from stress as measured by changes in brain electrical activity, muscle tension, respiration, and shifts in emotional states, all of which may be linked to better immune function."


It can also help in a healthier, and better way of eating.  It seems when you grow your own food you tend to choose a healthier way of eating.  Can you imagine how much money you save by growing your own veggie, or herb garden. This is a great addition especially for those who have a large family.


Gardening can also help to heal the mind by interacting with nature, and is so very peaceful.  And last but not least it helps in building relationships. This I know to be true every year while doing my gardening it has sparked up many conversations with my neighbors. It has even encouraged some of my neighbors to give it a go at gardening.

There are so many ideas in gardening and landscaping to make your garden your very own , to put your personal touch on your garden  setting it aside from others.

A few things I've tried in gardening is to add  a bit of landscaping. I've done stones, different color mulch,  I normally try to change it each year. I do a different color flower, and or different landscaping. Including investing in perennial flowers, those who return yearly. I love these as they are also money savers.

Personally I enjoy flowering  gardens. However I am considering at some point perhaps starting a veggie and herbal garden.

OK, that's it for me today lovelies, I started my gardening yesterday for this year,  off to do more! . You Ladies have a fabulous day and weekend!

Zainab1

4 comments:

NaturalNubian said...

I love gardening! Enjoy!

zainab1 said...

Hi NaturalNubian,

Thank you! Yes! isn't it awesome *smiles*

Thanks for stopping by ,and have a great weekend !

nappy headed black girl said...

I see you and my mother both have green thumbs ;-)

I've never tried it myself but my mother grew watermelon, tomatoes, squash, strawberries, and lettuce last year.

She says it very relaxing and therapeutic, plus you know where your food comes from and that it's safe.

What are you growing this year?

zainab1 said...

Hey there NHBG !

Yes! I agree with mom, it is super relxing and therapeutic. Growing watermelon sound great!.

Currently, I have yet to begin growing produce, although I feel the itch coming on (lol).

I do more planting ( flowers, outdorr plants) which I find to be very rewarding, and its such a joy.

Thanks for stopping by NHBG, take care!