I just read a great article in American Nurseryman magazine by the editor Sally Benson who was paraphrasing a radio program she heard recently. The discussion revolved around the fact that our daily lives are immersed in rigid geometric shapes….from the TV, cellphone, computer screen, rooms in our homes, offices, SUV’s, etc. Seems like everything around us is just another box.
I believe that second only to pets, gardening can provide a fantastic outlet and stress reliever for those of us living in a busy and urgent world. Every morning I look forward to checking on my gardenia’s progress from the day before. My home landscape is covered with blooming beauties and of course a few different colors of my “Nearly World Famous” Everlast Rubber Mulch.
I love to landscape due to the fact that my mind relaxes while I check on the progress of all my favorite plants and I am constantly expanding my plant varieties. I thoroughly enjoy mixing colors and creating refreshing contrasts to my world which is full of black bordered monitors and sterile websites and data streams.
I am extremely busy but still make time for my landscape in part because I don’t have to spend my time weeding my beds….I am lucky because I get to focus on the fun side of gardening-the sensory experience that doesn’t involve sweat!
Do yourself a favor and take a good look at low maintenance rubber mulch products….the dividends can be life changing.