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Gardening is Good for Your Health!

Even though we’re going through an unprecedented time, there are ways to enrich your mental and physical health.

Growing your own garden is beneficial to your well-being.

Fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the vine taste better, are nutritious, and gives intense satisfaction. You don’t need a lot of room to create a good food forest.

This is a 4×4 ft bed. It is home to a tree with five different varieties of apples, a peach tree, sage, oregano, thyme, lavender, strawberries, and blueberries.

The trick is to fertilize every two weeks and water regularly- not too hard, right?

This strawberry square is made with fresh berries from my yard.

Even if you don’t have room for a small garden, there are community plots in most cities. Caring for your own plants feeds your soul and is a healthy decision for your family. Pesticide free is always a good choice 🙂

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank

Gardening gives me joy. It’s fresh air, incredible color and scent and taste… I could go on and on. Try it, you won’t regret it.

happy stroll in meadow

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  1. Kathryn Jane says:

    Beautiful post!
    Puttering in my tiny garden helps keep me centered, and even on the days I don’t feel like doing anything among the plants and would rather just stay parked at my computer, I HAVE to at least go out and water. That simple responsibility is just enough to get me out the door, and then of course, I find myself doing more, and feeling better for the distraction. 😀

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    1. It’s funny how plants work to ease tension- kind of like cats 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the reblog!

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  2. I wish I loved gardening. After one dog ate the red, then green tomatoes, then the whole plant–discouraged. And we get so hot in the summer, best to go with natives which are flourishing and come back all by themselves. I do have to redo one because my trellises broke and a rose bush died. That will be fun.

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    1. Enjoying the natives are just as important, Vicki. Without them, we wouldn’t have bees!

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  3. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:

    Gardening is Good for Your Health! Sharing my tips for staying healthy on Word by Word​

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  4. Is this a new blog, Jacquie? It looks lovely. I enjoy your beautiful garden pictures.

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    1. Yes. It’s a group blog, Robbie, thank you!

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  5. J.Q. Rose says:

    My husband is the gardener in our house. I love watching the garden grow and when he brings in the cukes, beans, lettuce. etc I am filled with joy as I prepare the food for the table. Such pleasure enjoying a meal together that is a result of his laboring in the garden and my fantastic cooking skills==NOT–! Love the format of the blog. Exqusite images.Thank you.
    JQ Rose

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    1. I’m so glad you get to reap what your husband sowed, JQ. There’s nothing that tastes better than fruits and vegetables (organic preferably) grown in your own garden!
      Thanks for the kind words about our new format- appreciated ❤

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  6. A wonderful post. I can feel the joy and peace. ❤

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    1. We have a highway running on the other side of a giant cedar hedge, but hardly notice it for the birds and the bees enjoying the flowers 🙂

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      1. It’s all about where you put your focus, I think. I love the sounds of a garden too!

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      2. Oh, my gosh, I just read your beautiful post on gardening- loved it!

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  7. Shannon says:

    Your garden is gorgeous! I love caring for my plants, it’s so soothing!

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    1. And rewarding 🙂 Thanks, Shannon!

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  8. Hey, Jacquie. Sorry to be so late to the party. I didn’t realize you had a whole post. Thought it was just an inspirational flower pic. My goodness, your pics are awesome. We don’t garden in TX. I have friends who do, but the heat exhausts me, so I try to stay inside. Just got back from a mid-morning walk and while the temp wasn’t as high as usual–86 rather than 96–we had no wind and only a few clouds. 66% humidity, too, Doesn’t sound like it should’ve been so bad. Guess it was the lack of wind. I admire folks who do garden and grow their own fruits and veggies. Better in so many ways. I do have pot plants sitting outside and they seem to be doing okay. Before the virus, I’d pick up fruits and veggies at our local Farmers’ Market. Drove by the other day and it was packed. Not a mask anywhere, so not going. Thanks for an excellent post. Glad to see so many folks enjoyed it. I shared. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the share, Marsha. We’ve been feeling the heat, as well. It makes watering a chore, but necessary if we want the plants to survive. We try to do our yard work in the morning or evening when the sun isn’t so brutal.
      Maybe an indoor veggie garden would work? There are some nice hydroponic kits available.

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    1. Thanks for the mention!

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  9. GraceOO says:

    Beautiful!

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  10. GraceOO says:

    I hadn’t really thought of gardening from that point of view!
    #new perspective!

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    1. It’s good exercise and great for meditation 🙂

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  11. Geri Lawhon says:

    It does seem that people who love gardening seem to live longer too. Thanks for the post.

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    1. I think it gives you an inner peace and serenity. I love watching hummingbirds flitting through my garden 🙂

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