As the calendar flips to April, May, and then June and July, one thing that we all can stand to do more of is get out in the garden. Sure, summertime is for taking those long-awaited vacations, being with friends and family, and just enjoying some consistent weather. I’m certainly not insinuating that we kick those plans to the curb. But if you aren’t planning any trips this summer, or if you have some time in between getaways, get out and do some gardening.
Mow the lawn. Plant some pretty flowers. Clean some of the excess garbage out from below the shrubs! I bring this up because gardening, at its core, is something that can be very soothing to us emotionally and spiritually during these crazy times we live in — and now is as good a time as any to appreciate everything that gardening gives us.
Gardening is relaxing and can be very therapeutic. And if we do it right, it can turn any space into something beautiful.
I can’t say that I’m the world’s leading authority on gardening and lawn maintenance, but I can tell you that getting out there with Scott and the kids — or even by myself — has helped me recenter and focus on controlling what I can control.
The rest, as they say, will take care of itself. Here are a few inspirational quotes about gardening and life.
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“Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” — unknown author
“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.” — Francis Bacon