Flower Gardening Your Way to Amazing Health
Being healthy is the new fad these days. Exercises have evolved and produced different ways of getting fit. Gone are the days where the only means of exercising were jogging in the park or joining a gym. These days you can chose innovative ways of exercising that range from Pilates to high intensity training.
By fusing dance with exercises an element of fun has been added to rather boring sequences of exercises. Freestyle yoga, Bollywood dancing, Zumba, boot camps, anti-gravity yoga, burlesque dancing etc. are new and exciting ways to reach your fitness goals. People are also moving from conventional medicines towards more holistic ways to improve and rejuvenate health.
A peaceful state of mind is as important as a fit physical body to achieve overall health. Mental health issues were considered taboo, though now there is a certain amount of awareness. Though, it has a long way to go to gain prominence enough to be considered as a serious health issue.
Most of the health professionals suggest meditation to recover form psychological disorders. Meditation is the process of draining your mind of all your burden by concentrating your focus on breathing patterns. Meditation definitely helps in alleviating suffering of the mind, but many people find it difficult especially the ones with a short concentration span.
There are many alternative methods to achieve benefits of meditation. These include reading self-help books, socialising with like-minded people, learning a new art form such as music, dance or painting, travelling to new places, exploring new cuisines etc. All of these activities work effectively but lack in continuity i.e. all of the above methods last for a scheduled period of time bulbsandbeyond.
For example: Finish reading the books, end of a trip, etc. This might lead to relapse in the same psychological problems. Gardening is one activity that eludes the above stated risk by ensuring longevity of the activity.
What makes Flower Gardening so popular?
Flower gardening is planting flowers in different arrangements to achieve the desired decorative look Different flowers bloom in different months of a year. There are certain that are perennial too Flower also bloom in different vivid colours.Most of the flowers emit a pleasant fragrance.The sight of flowers works as an instant mood booster.
Steps to follow before planting the flowers:
Evaluate your space and mark sunny and shady spots.Test your soil for its nutrient composition in a laboratory.In case of nutrient deficient soil, you can always buy nutrient rich soil that are easily available in the market Dig up the area chosen for planting flowers.Level up the soil breaking any clumps or clods to create a flower bed.
Search for flower types that are most suitable to your environment.Create a blueprint of the flower plant arrangement according to their blooming seasons.Also consider the colour scheme you want.Or in case you want to have year around blooming plants, you should choose perennial flowers.
Steps to follow after planting the flowers:
Sow the flower seeds as suggested by the plant nursery.If you are buying grown plants, then place the plants with sufficient space between one another or as suggested by the nursery.Arrange them according to their sunlight needs.Once arranged water them regularlyLearn about natural fertilisers and pest repellent and use them to avoid infestation and also maintain a healthy garden without chemical products.Ensure proper growth by regular trimming.Cut old blooms to help new flowers to bloom.
Most popular gardening flower plants:Annuals:
These are flowers that complete their life cycle in one season. For example: Marigolds, geraniums, impatients, flowering tobacco etc.Perennials: These are flowers that bloom; these plants complete their life cycle mostly in two years. These plants are preferred when you want to avoid replanting every few months. Periwinkles, peonies, roses, violets, yarrow etc.Biennials: Biennials are flowers that have a life cycle of two years, they produce flowers in the second year. Biennial flowers are foxglove, dianthus, Canterbury bells and many more.Bulbs: Bulbs are most commonly used for flower gardening since thy bloom in bright attractive colours. Additionally, they multiply themselves, which means once planted they spread easily in the available space. Tulips and daisies are most famous bulbs used for gardening.
Benefits of flower gardening:
Helps you get much required physical activity, which is not possible due to our sedentary lifestyle.Maximum of our work are indoors enclosed in walls, breathing air conditioned air. Gardening is hands-on work and requires working in the outdoors regularly to maintain and achieve desired garden. This helps you receive much required Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps to strengthen bones and teeth.Actions such as planting, weeding, watering, trimming builds and strengthen muscles.
Gardening helps you get in touch with nature, the whole process requires concentrated efforts. The knowledge of growing beautiful flowers makes you work harder. This helps you to engross your mind into gardening which relaxes your mind. Gardening significantly reduces mental stress and avoid further psychological complications.
Planting a flower garden attracts bees, butterflies and birds to your garden.Bees are very important to the existence of humans; a recent study has ascertained that the extinction of bees from the planet would result in the end of human race.Growing plants purifies the air you breathe.Prohibits soil erosion and increases water retention which improves nutrition value of your land.
A beautiful flower garden spreads happiness and makes your guest feel more welcome.The fragrance emitted by the flowers makes your neighbourhood smell better.You can create your own organic, handpicked bouquet of flowers for your loved ones. It adds a personal touch to your gifts as well as easy on your wallet.After years of neglecting nature, flower gardens are the easiest and prettiest way of re-connecting with mother earth.