The Joys of having a Garden

Gardens / Thursday, April 19th, 2018


The Joy of having a Garden

“Unless you are here: this garden refuses to exist.

Pink dragonflies fall from the air

and become scorpions scratching blood out of rocks.

The rainbows that dangle upon this mist: shatter.

Like the smile of a child separated

from his mother’s milk for the very first time.

–from poem Blood and Blossoms”

― Aberjhani, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

How to make a garden pretty

A garden is a piece of land in which ornamental plants and flowers are grown to make it a pleasant place. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

What is the best of having a garden or a backyard

Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes. Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade. The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul. I can’t get enough of watching the bees and trying to imagine how they experience the abundance of, say, a blue campanula blossom, the dizzy light pulsing, every fiber of being immersed in the flower. When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!

Food Gardens

Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard


Why have a garden at home?

Why have a garden at home? When we have plants in our house we enjoy its innumerable benefits, no matter the space with only a few pots we can enjoy having our little garden. Find out  the importance of having plants in our home.

5 benefits that we can enjoy having a green space in the home

Why have a garden in the home

You relax and at the same time you keep active: It has been proven that people who have a garden at home have a healthy lifestyle, remember that plants need certain care, between removing the dried leaves, watering them, placing them in appropriate places, All this requires a lot of work, but it is a time to relax and enjoy a fresh environment. So from now on spend a lot of time in your garden to improve your quality of life.

You will enjoy a pleasant atmosphere : There are many hours you spend at home, so it must be a place to enjoy, when you get home the only thing you want is rest and what better to do next to a beautiful garden that gives us a lot freshness.

The plants make a home look beautiful : In more than one occasion you have visited a house that has a cozy space with many plants and flowers, without any doubt you want to plant your own garden, as the plants enhance the beauty of the house and At the same time they help to enjoy a pure environment.

A garden to have fun : If you have a large piece of land near your house, you are a lucky person, so you can have space to make your own garden, but this only happens to a few people, since having a large space just to plant can be considered a luxury, but if you have this benefit take advantage of it to the maximum, so that you have a great place of entertainment with your children, the best that the fun will be inside the house without going out to expose yourself to the dangers of walking in the streets.

Entertainment : there are many things that can be done in the garden of our house, I personally enjoy watching the flowers and removing the dry, I do this procedure with all plants, I could say that according to my experience is my favorite place in which I can spend much of the day and I do not feel the time.

These are just some of the benefits you can enjoy having plants in your home, but I’m sure there are more, so do not waste your time and plant your own garden.

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Elizabeth Gaskell

Have a lovely garden

A garden adds a certain air of sophistication and freshness to a house or apartment  that is not easy to achieve with other decorative elements.

In addition, the plants never go out of fashion and can look great for many years.

When we see a house with a well-placed garden, surely we think that there lives someone who is given a good life and knows how to live well. We can also think that he is someone organized, clean, and that he understands the importance of living in harmony with nature.

A garden adds value to your property

If you are a fan or a fan of those TV shows where they present gardening and remodeling projects, you already know that. A well-kept garden can add monetary value to a property. Not only will it look more attractive, but it can help you sell or rent it more easily and for more money.

The patios neglected or very crowded with things give the impression of abandonment. This can be interpreted as that the rest of the house is not well taken care of or that the structural part of the same one also walks in the same abandonment.

A garden brings the outdoors inside your home

If you have a house with a patio or an apartment with a balcony or terrace, taking care of these spaces should be among your priorities. If you choose to use them as a storage area and begin to store old things or emblems, you will end up limiting the spaces to walk and live.

If instead you keep these areas clear and use them as extensions of the interior, you will be adding more options to enjoy your home. If you are going to fill the spaces with something, do it with plants. There is no better feeling than going out to a patio or balcony full of plants to breathe fresh air.

Hide some unwanted defects

If you have a wall that was never finished, a wall with some cracks or some area where the horrible iron beams are still exposed, nothing is easier, cheaper and more elegant than planting a garden in front to hide it.

The plants also remove the rigidity brought by the walls of cements and other fixed structures. A garden or a good plant is always a good alternative to cover defects or areas that we do not want to be visible.

Create areas with shadow

The houses need areas for one to clear and for this there are patios. Planting a tree and watching it grow can be a spectacle. Not only can you enjoy its shade, but also the wildlife that comes with it.

You can also choose between fruit trees, floral or simply decorative. You can also place a resting bench or a table with chairs under the shade and sit down in the evenings to enjoy the sunset.

Get more active and healthy

A garden, however small, can keep us physically and mentally active. On the one hand the plants give us a certain sense of peace and help us rest our mind. But they also force us to make physical efforts when it comes to sowing, pruning and maintaining them.

Collect natural foods, flowers, and gifts

The gardens can be full of flowers, edible herbs, fruits, and vegetables. It is a matter of choosing and planting plants to which we take better advantage. If you are one of those who has parties every week, plant floral plants to create arrangements inside the house.

You can also choose from a number of herbs and vegetables easy to grow for your kitchen. Like basil, thyme or tomato. Creating a home garden can be fun and save you some visits to the supermarket.

Connect with mother nature

The plants help us connect with nature and the environment. These are a constant reminder of how strong and fragile any existence on planet Earth can be. They also help us to feel part of the world around us, reminding us that it is not there just to admire it, but also to participate in it actively.

“I would not call this meditation, sitting in the back garden. Maybe I would call it eating light. Mystical traditions recognize two kinds of practice: _apophatic mysticism_, which is the dark surrender of Zen, the Via Negativa of John of the Cross, and _kataphatic mysticism_, less well defined: an open hearted surrender to the beauty of creation. Maybe Francis of Assisi was, on the whole, a kataphatic mystic, as was Thérèse of Lisieux in her exuberant moments: but the fact is, kataphatic mysticism has low status in religious circles. Francis and Thérèse were made, really made, any mother superior will let you know, in the dark nights of their lives: no more of this throwing off your clothes and singing songs and babbling about the shelter of God’s arms.

When I was twelve and had my first menstrual period, my grandmother took me aside and said, ‘Now your childhood is over. You will never really be happy again.’ That is pretty much how some spiritual directors treat the transition from kataphatic to apophatic mysticism.

But, I’m sorry, I’m going to sit here every day the sun shines and eat this light. Hung in the bell of desire.”

― Mary Rose O’Reilley, The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd