Experiancing lifes little pleasures
December 18, 2006 8:52pm CST
Gardening has been the joy of my heart since I was a small child. I would go out with my grandfather and help him plant all sorts of vegetables and herbs. As I have gotten older I realize that gardens are not only for food but for relaxation, clarity, and also for wellness. There are many plants other than the vegetable and herb we usually grow. A wide variety lets us escape the chaos and depression life sometimes hands us. Some of the plants you can grow for stimulating a peaceful sensation would be lilac, rose, violets just for their aroma. You could grow maple trees and golden rain trees in a row for your eyes to focus on color to clear the mind. Some of us don't have huge lots of land, and only a small porch. Potted gardens are wonderful and easy to do. You don't need trees for tired eyes. You could grow tulips and daisies for cheery color. For scent stimulation try violets and lavender. Sage is a wonderful healing scent and also good for eating! A garden is a treasure for any age. My daughter (who is four years old) loves to play in the dirt as I do my gardening. Digging in the dirt can actually help those with hyper sensitivity. It can keep you stay focused. Watching a garden grow and take shape can give you a sense of accomplishment. A person doesn't have to be a green thumb to make a garden grow. Just a little love and tenderness.