I do not have to repeat the awkward, awkward feelings that affect us all right now.
Even before last week’s fast-moving CV-19 domestic orders, we have seen a coup d’état in Afghanistan, a major earthquake in Haiti, and fires and floods around the world.
In short, life beyond our control is incredibly powerful. That is only the month.
Before I started gardening, my response was to check out the gems hidden on Netflix. But when the lock was announced, I agreed with everyone who said, “I’m going to the garden.”
I know there is no better place to empty my mind than the garden.
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About a year after I started writing this column, it was a rare occurrence for me not to refer to the personal shelter I found in gardening, “what he did” and the results.
I recently wrote to some of my growing advisers and asked them how their gardening interests had benefited their lives. In general, each answer, no matter how short or long, elicits the same response. Together, they talk about the care of their plants, the treatment they get, and the satisfaction with the produce and the atmosphere – they all come in contact with nature and are deeply positive.
In the spring dew, they walked barefoot, enjoying the song of birds and bees in the houses they created, and their expressions of plant growth and seasonal changes. At the end of a busy day at work, the sweet taste of physical activity is mentioned. They have found a “stable” source.
Believing that my response to gardening would be similar to that of my heroes, I decided to look further into the concept of nature to provide comfort and healing to the human mind. I am halfway now A well-established mind By Stuart-Smith, psychiatrist, gardener and wife Tom Stewart-Smith, UK’s most respected landscape architect and gardener.
Conspiracy and care for plants and we are constantly lost and restored. The natural cycles of growth and decay can help us understand and accept that grief is part of the cycle of life and that we will have an eternal winter when we cannot grieve, ”wrote Stuart-Smith.
According to a Danish study, groups of people with depression have two treatment plans. One conducted a 10-week cognitive behavioral therapy in just a few hours a week. The study concludes that horticultural education has reached a similar level of benefit for patients.
“No matter how important it is, such research experiments do not contain the full benefits of fruits and vegetables. Vegetation care is so rare that it covers emotional, physical, social, professional, and spiritual aspects of life, ”wrote Stuart-Smith.
I found myself moving every word of understanding.
Other books focus on nature and gardening awards. Derrick German’s distorted identity, Modern nature Creating a garden in a very desert environment in response to a severe HIV test. And Willow Crosley Wild nature, A simple, sometimes creative, sometimes thought-provoking guide to interacting with nature.
They reinforce what I have already found because I am in these books. They are written by gardeners who love me, and maybe you “get it.” If they were writing to other gardeners, they would preach to the converted, but it was clear to me that they were not.
Like me, by writing this column, everyone wants to turn the curtain on the wonderful things of gardening. These are books to leave as a hanging hook on your bedside table, or as a secret Christmas gift to your non-gardening friends and family.
At this strange moment, I know that you will be disturbed by cutting off your hydrangeas and smelling the first daffodils.
Some people come to life with acres of mature trees and beds, while others find comfort by planting balanced seed trays on the porch of their apartment.
The more I think about the benefits of vegetables, the greater the happiness. It seems that the only thing he cares about is his power.
Julia Atkinson-Dun is the writer and creator behind Studio Home. You can join her at @studiohomegardening or studiohome.co.nz