Plants and green spaces offer more than just a pretty picture. Plants provide physical and mental benefits such as lower blood pressure, lower anxiety, more pleasure, and of course lower stress. Maybe that is the most important aspect to gardening. There is a calming effect when you view the garden and know that you were the one that made it so beautiful. Besides, look at all the exercise you get from planting and caring for it!
Of course, there may be some frustration if that rabbit ate the top of your petunia, but just persevere, overcome frustration and plant another. Believe in yourself and your ability to make the landscape beautiful for you and your neighbors.
Keep the motivation to succeed and enjoy that first ripe tomato from the garden. You can just taste the lettuce, bacon, and tomato sandwich!
Focus on the tasks at hand and your landscape will be beautiful and enjoyed by all. You may thrive on pressure to design the garden, but keep your composure and enjoy!
Don’t forget your valentine this month! That should save a lot of stress too.