Gardening is Good For Body and Soul!


Trees and shrubs

Did you know that August 8th is National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors Porch Day? This tradition came about as of overzealous planting of zucchini. The word zucchini comes from the Italian word, “zucca,” meaning squash. Zucchini may be the most prolific variety of squash. People whose activities related to gardening revolve around zucchini often find themselves with more than they can handle.

It is not news to people who love gardening that the activity relieves stress and promotes relaxation. There is something about being close to the earth and tending plants and shrubs that is calming yet invigorating. This may be why the average gardener spends five hours weekly on the cultivation of his or her garden. Gardening centers the people who love doing it. People who love gardening often also love garden design. They tend to plan out their entire Suffolk landscape including the trees and shrubs.

It makes sense that the American South is one of the major gardening centers of the country, considering what the weather is like there! Gardening is more popular in the South than in any other area of the country. Many people who garden in the South or in other areas grow fruits and vegetables alongside their flowerbeds. Since 2009, 81.5 percent of the 68 million gardening households have grown edible plants. Sometimes edible plant gardening centers around the backyard. In some homes, fruit and vegetable gardening centers on a porch, or in the case of small herbs, on a window sill.

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  1. I love to garden. I have these amazing peonies and rosebushes in my front yard. In the back, I have apple trees and a cherry tree, as well as daffodils and tulips. My garden makes me so happy.

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