My Tranquil Garden

Your garden should be a haven for you to retreat to when things get hectic. A great place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Create a space in your garden, on your porch, or under a nice shade tree. Place a comfortable bench, chair or swing in the space to help you relax. (A hammock works even better for the relaxation part) Getting in touch with nature is a great way to get in touch with the forces around you. It is also a great way to calm your mind after a hectic day.

What a great feeling when you are connected to the earth. It is so calming to watch all the beautiful plants emerge, and blossom (unless they are weeds, but more on that later). My favorite spot is a bench in the center of my perennial garden, in the middle of summer. It is a great place to sit quietly, meditate, and reflect on life (until someone finds me).

Adding a water feature to your outdoor space can make it even more relaxing. Add a small fountain or pond to your garden. What more can you need than a tranquil spot in the center of your garden, and the soft sound of water trickling in your ears. Ahhhh. I’m there.

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