Botanic Heaven

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expends effort on them. ”- Liberty Hyde Bailey.

Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating various types of plants and flowers. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, and their overall appearance, while some other useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity.

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According to various resources gardening helps us in more than one way.

It helps us to build self-esteem, it is good for our heart, it definitely reduces stress, it improves the strength of your hand, it can give you a boost of vitamin D, and it makes you feel happy and positive, and you also get to eat healthy, nutrition- filled unadulterated vegetables and fruits. Gardening helps us build strength, it promotes sleep, and helps us maintain a healthy body weight.

In a 2014 research review, analysts found that horticultural therapy; using gardening to improve mental health- may be an effective treatment for people with dementia.

In another study done in 2011 it was found practicing gardening calms you after stressful events. Gardening connects us to life’s natural rhythms, the gifts of each season, the wonder of creation and the natural world.

Gardening teaches us patience, hard work, diligence, attentiveness and self-control. It satisfies our creative nature and helps us to explore our hidden qualities and traits. It teaches us to be responsible, and the power of working with proper coordination.

One of the amazing gifts of gardening is that it’s real, now and visible. Gardening provides a safe space to reflect and restore ourselves, it’s a way to reconnect with our true selves and the nature around us.

It teaches us the art of giving and receiving, where you devote all of your time and efforts and in the end you enjoy the fruit you sowed. Gardening gives us lessons on the cycle of life, and how the death of something is actually the birth of something new and beautiful.

Since gardening requires you to actually be present in the moment it increases your focus and you actually start paying attention to minute details. Gardens are often referred to as “earthly paradise” created by God. They represent innocence, soul, fertility and feminine, and a sense of community.

Gardens symbolize happiness, redemption, naturalness and purity. Different types of garden represent different types of things, for example: food gardens symbolize self-sufficiency, flower gardens are symbols for joy, and decorative/rock gardens represent structure, foundation, power, and strength.

Gardening simply teaches us that there are no mistakes, only experiment, and if you work hard enough, one day you will get to taste the delicious fruit, and you’ll savor it for the rest of your life.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. - Gertrude Jekyll
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