Hello Spring and Happy Earth Day to all of you! Time to think about planting flowers, vegetables and cleaning up the garden. I love this time of year. Seeing the nature come to life makes me feel alive. I have daffodils and tulips that are popping their pretty little heads up reaching for the sky. How wonderful Mother Nature is to us at this time of the year!
It is time to start planning your garden. I don’t plant a lot of vegetable gardening due to animals destroying them but we do plant tomatoes in upside hanging planters each year and I want to start growing sweet potatoes this year. I have already put my organic sweet potatoes in jars with water to start new sprouts to plant. My Mother and sister have a rather large garden that I help with and we share the fresh vegetables. We make sure we do it the organic way!
I do grow a lot of flowers and get so much joy from watching them grow from a tiny seed or bulb into beautiful blossoms filled with brilliant colors and sweet aroma.
I grow many flowers — from every color of day lily or tall star-gazer lilies, Black Eyed Susan’s, Daffodils, Tulips, bushes of aromatic Lilac’s, roses, cosmos, Butterfly bushes and many more. I love all of them because they each have their own special beauty. Last year I started planting peppermint a wonderful flowering and healing herb that thrived for me and I found many uses throughout my home. I already see new sprout of peppermint popping through the moist soil and I am considering trying to dry it this year to last throughout the winter.
Growing plants whether they are produce or flowers all help to fulfill a need within my heart. Seeing plants grow helps me have hope for this world of ours that is filled with some much turmoil and hate. I can see God’s handy work right in front of me every day and that is such a blessing.
Why should you be gardening?
- Gardening is good for you physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
- Organic gardening is a great way to reduce stress and unwind from our stressful lives and jobs.
- It is a great low impact form of exercise and can help keep you young.
- The fresh air and sunshine is healing. Sunshine provides us with vitamin D that is essential for good health.
- Organic gardening provide us with a fresh source of produce and/or beautiful flowers and healing herbs.
- Getting our hands dirty is a way of reclaiming the primal state of our heritage and working in the garden can help you spiritually by connecting with nature and our creator.
- Gardening can give us a feeling of accomplishment, knowing that you are providing fresh organic produce that you know is not filled with harmful toxic chemicals or pesticides for your family and can save you lots of money on your grocery bill.
- Growing your own vegetables or flowers can help your outlook on life because it helps us feel useful and we can reap the benefits of our labor in so many ways.
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So why not try just a few plants this year whether it is flowers for their beauty, herbs for healing, or produce for food. Show your concern about pollution of the air, water, and soil, and about protecting the health of our families and communities. Teaching your children the importance of organic gardening and having a healthy diet without chemicals helps them learn to appreciate and become good stewards of nature and the environment. Teach them that Nature can provide us with what we need if we learn to utilize the tools that are there for our use. It can make a big difference in the future of our planet and our children’s future.
I recently received a supply of seeds from Mary Heirloom seeds and I will be planting these seeds in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. I believe we should do at least one thing to show our appreciate to Mother Nature and our God on Earth Day whether it is plant a tree or flower, start recycling and reusing, start composting or gardening, even planting one seed can make a difference. So you decide what you what to do this Earth day and leave a comment to share with others how you’re going to celebrate Earth Day!