An old Chinese proverb offers us some sage words of wisdom;
’If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk. If you want to be happy for a month, get married. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, grow a garden.’
Thousands of years later, this advice still holds up. Not much else in this world provides quite as much pleasure as walking through your own little patch of tamed nature, surrounded by wild flowers, plants and insects. In fact, the only thing that beats enjoying your garden is the act of cultivating it.
Gardening is a beautiful pastime and an impressive skill. It's an activity that relaxes the mid and lets us forget our daily struggles, putting us back in touch with nature and the life cycle of the world around us. Just contemplating a beautiful garden can clear and clarify our minds and put us in a better mood, so it makes sense to take care of that small patch of land attached to your home. Here are 19 ways to do so. Be inspired…
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