Is is called an oasis for a reason. Today, society is overwhelmed by technology, industry, and the general bustle of needing to get things done. Now.
Gardening provides a much needed oasis, an escape from the hustle and bustle, that you are bound to run into everywhere else.
Gardens full of plants and shrubs are still most popular in the American South. Perhaps there is more open land. Or perhaps Americans living in the South are less likely to buy into the frenzied rush associated with industrialized living.
Garden design, landscaping, and planting trees and shrubs takes patience and time. However, taking time to water and otherwise tend to plants and shrubs gives the gardener the opportunity to form a connection with nature and often has a calming effect.
In addition to providing some much needed stress relief, gardening has its practical uses. In fact, out of the 65 million households who participate in some form of gardening, at least 81.5 percent grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other edible plants. That is 5.5 million households growing edible plants since 2009.
Whether people grow plants for leisure, decoration, or practical purposes, in 2011, gardening and outdoor living drew in almost 187 billion dollars world wide.
Gardening is becoming more accessible, too. Even those wedged between two buildings or living an apartment can visit community gardens, which are rapidly increasing in popularity. These community gardens allow people who have too little space or no space at all to enjoy the many benefits of gardening.
Starting your own garden can be as simple as picking up some seeds from the store or, if you want to cut some corners, taking a trip to a local plant nursery. Helpful links.