Happy Gar­den­ing New Year

The Miracle - - Lifestyle -

drous health ben­e­fits from sim­ply wan­der­ing hither and thither wav­ing a shiny pair of se­ca­teurs in the air. The per­fect bal­ance lies some­where in be­tween and varies from one in­di­vid­ual to the next, de­pend­ing on a num­ber of fac­tors, such as age, weight and over­all health. Ac­cord­ing to a wide va­ri­ety of ex­perts who have car­ried out, or more likely had their ‘un­der­lings’ carry out, a stu­pen­dous num­ber of sur­veys over the last cou­ple of decades or so, the most ad­vis­able way to gar­den is to draw up daily work plans, each day ded­i­cated to a spe­cific task. It should prefer­ably be a task that can be com­pleted in the rec­om­mended one or max­i­mum of two hours of daily gar­den­ing for all round health and, for good mea­sure and bal­anced men­tal health, h to un­der­take each and ev­ery gar­den­ing task as a pleas­ant med­i­ta­tional ex­pe­ri­ence. Be­ing com­pletely se­ri­ous, one has to won­der which planet the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble for com­pil­ing these sur­veys, along with those re­spon­si­ble for putting for­ward sug­ges­tions based on the find­ings, come from. It ap­pears fairly ob­vi­ous that their over­view of the gar­den­ing world is one in which roses have no thorns, weeds are van­quished by the wave of a magic wand, gar­den beds and ter­races make and main­tain them­selves and ac­ci­dents never hap­pen. Don’t mis­un­der­stand gar­den­ing is good for you, good for your health and good for achiev­ing a bal­anced state of mind. But one of its great­est, most pos­i­tive, def­i­nitely sat­is­fy­ing, ben­e­fits is do­ing it your way and your way alone.

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