The gardens of Eden or patio/balcony gardens of my grandma. The hanging gardens or the raised terrace gardens, people of all ages, times, societies, occupations, professions or businesses have enjoyed a garden one time or more. Gardens bring pleasures of a world that is unknown, changeable, moving, challenged by nature, at the mercy of the universe and climate change…

My earliest impressions of gardening were while watching my parents and grandparents garden, growing up in India, then living in Africa, traveling as a teenager and then in the USA and traveling again…

Health cannot be measured only by genetics, situation, race, age, or many other factors.

Health benefits from access to nature. In fact, most medieval times used natural treatments, and people still do so today. Not just in indigenous cultures, but in the modern world also.

You can gain health by recuperating in nature, eating healthy, eating fresh, living simply, and staying as all natural as possible.

Over the years of my personal and professional life, having conversations with seniors made me realize how intricate part of their lives were related to gardening, gardens, nature and outdoors. The elderly were proud to share their gardening skills… from growing radishes, to window planting to fruit orchards in their acreage to the country life many left behind when they married and moved to cities as they looked for jobs.

Gardening is a healthy habit making a comeback… Here are few things to restart a passion of gardening:

1. Consider going simple and small

2. Try flowers for display, views and fragrance

3. Have a system to water … because having drip lines, a hose, or a can nearby makes watering easier

4. Take a walk in the nursery or garden center

5. Botanical tours

6. Gardening, flower or produce societies

7. Social media follows: Facebook, Instagram

8. Friendship garden walks with friends

9. Travel to natural surroundings, parks

10. Sharing experiences with family, friends, grandchildren

Because there is always more to gardening, learning, and life’s simple pleasures. Finding a healthy habit like gardening can certainly benefit your mental and physical health. If this blog resonates with you, please share and give us your input, as we benefit the world , Thank you.