Gardening is a hobby for most people and has become an occupation, not only for professionals, but also for those who enjoy watching their gardens develop into a medium providing solace and relaxation.
Gardening is a hobby for most people and has become an occupation, not only for professionals, but for those who enjoy watching their gardens develop into a medium providing solace and relaxation among flowers and vegetables. It is also a form of exercise for those that are interested in tending their gardens where they must water the rose bushes and plants, as well vegetable patches. A home owner can turn his backyard into a beautiful garden where he can grow vegetables to eat in his own home and flowers to cut and show for beauty.
There are garden clubs whose members raise gorgeous flowers in their communities and win prizes in special flower shows. Vegetables gardens are generally a flat piece of land where the seeds are planted in even rows, far enough apart to walk between them. It is necessary to walk between the rows in order to weed the plants and loosen the soil around the roots. Working around plants and flowers is a form of exercise, not only for the body, but also for the mind.
A flower garden is usually used to beautify the areas around the house. A garden must be well-maintained for it to preserve its aesthetic appearance. Gardeners are fully aware that flowers bloom in spring and at times in early and late summer. Some flowers bloom in the fall. Flowers need “pampering” since they must be routinely tended.
A gardener must be familiar with many aspects of gardening that calls for constant care. He must move around the garden to water the plants, trim, cut and prune, as well as dispose of weeds that can stunt the growth of flowers. The work can be hard, but at the same time, the gardener benefits by the exercise, both mentally and physically.
Gardening is a delightful occupation as well as a source of inspiration. The gardener feels that he or she has a close affinity with Nature in such an environment. Working in a garden is considered to be a beneficial exercise for both, the young and old, as well as a means of relaxation for the mind and body. Similar to walking, gardening can help normalize blood pressure. It also helps the circulation, while it serves to broaden a person’s outlook in life. There is ample opportunity for a person to learn a great deal about the nature of flowers and plants, while being conscious of the nature of his own being from the point of view of health and exercise.
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