Master Gardener Marylee Pangman gives new meaning to the phrase “Get Potted”. She has found the perfect solution for both home and business owners who want to beautify their exteriors year-round but find it a challenge contending with Tucson’s challenges.
The Potted Desert View
This blog is for you, the native or transplanted desert dweller. Our harsh and varied desert climates continually present a challenge for gardeners. Those of you who have moved from a colder climate such as the mid-west or New England, you have most likely tried to find container gardening information that tells you how to grow the kind of garden like you had 'back home.'
Search here to find answers to your potted garden questions.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
5 Minutes of Gardening Makes a Big Difference
Do you know that 5 minutes of gardening improves both self-esteem and mood as well as making you feel more tranquil, generous and hopeful*?
To me this is both surprising and makes so much sense. I know when I go out to tend my potted garden in my back yard, I quickly feel better than before I went outside and wonder why I don’t get out there more often. And as the eternal optimist, maybe all my gardens have given me more reason to be hopeful, even in our challenging economic times!
Give it a try – go outside and if your garden is one plant or 100, spend 5 minutes tending them and see how you feel. Take a break during your day and I bet you that you will come back inside energized and ready to go!
*A Study in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology