I have a confession to make today. I just published an article about the financial and health benefits of gardening called Americans save $530 per year gardening while improving health. If you are interested in the practical side of gardening, you might be interested in reading it. It's all true and backed up with statistics - but it has nothing to do with the real reason I garden.
You see, I love how plants look. I love how they smell. I love the fresh scent of earth beneath my feet and the gentle flow of flowers swaying in the breeze. I love butterflies and hummingbirds that dart through my garden.
I love early mornings when the first rays of sun hit yet unfolded buds and the orange-gold glow that envelopes my garden at dusk. I love the sweet fragrance of herbs under a moonlight sky. And I love to watch things grow.
My favorite summer retreat is my garden chair where I sit and watch my garden as day turns to dusk. Leaves rustling in the wind and the evening hum of hummingbirds as they bid the feeder goodnight are music to my soul.
Gardening may save money and provide vitamins and minerals to fuel the body - but for me, gardening isn't about saving money or the food it produces. It's about a closeness to the earth that feeds the soul.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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