Spring to Summer Succulents: Benefits of Gardening 21


In the spring, we were lucky enough to run into this succulent foliage at Lowes.  It came in a small square and we snatched it up.  

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We had three logs sitting around that we were wanting to do something with as accents to the flowers and bushes in our yard. This foliage would make a great filler.

My hubby was happy to get out the chainsaw to make a few spots for the foliage.

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After cutting out the holes, we filled with dirt and topped with the succulents.  

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I was so pleased to see them begin to thrive. I had been waiting to post these to see if they survived. They not only survived, but look beautiful!!

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Look at how they have changed. It is like a Dr. Seuss mini garden. We even have little Truffula trees from the Lorax!!

My little ones believe it is a fairy garden. Now if I only could find a very small bench…maybe we would have some visitors!

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Here are some great benefits of gardening:

1.  Gardening and growing things are good for your physical and mental well-being.  

2.  It can help you feel relaxed and satisfied as you see progress in your accomplishments.

3.  Gardening is excellent stress relief and has been shown to help in physical healing and building immunity.

4.  Some studies have shown that those who participate in gardening have a more positive mental outlook and feel happier.

5.  Some people believe that gardening also has spiritual benefits as you connect with nature.

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What do you think?  Does gardening help you?

Hope you are enjoying the summer!!  Have any of your plants started thriving? What are you growing this year?

Please, share your comments!

 

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21 thoughts on “Spring to Summer Succulents: Benefits of Gardening

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you!! I am really learning about gardening (and working on my photography) so you gave me two compliments!! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Life Breath Present

    These look great! Hopefully a small little bench will make its way into your succulent garden. BTW, I clicked over to your page while Hun and I were discussing the benefits of moving into renting a house and sustainable gardening is something I’d mentioned ๐Ÿ™‚

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      I do think a small bench would be just the right touch!! So interesting that you were having that chat. I am working on my gardening skills (still a novice, but learning…). Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed your gratitude link up!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thanks Meredith! It was a lot of fun to create and even more fun to see it grow. Have a wonderful day!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you!! I just have fallen in love with succulents. I want to create some more things!! Thanks for stopping over!

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    Treana B

    I grew up in Washington and this kind of thing would have been called “moss” and people would have done anything to get rid of it. I LOVE ME a good succulent though for that reason: reminds me of home, the rain, and trees. Thank you so much for sharing on the Merry Monday linky party! We hope you come back this week! – Treana @ House of Bennetts

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Treana, Isn’t that funny? Moss and want to get rid of it and the few of us that try to grow it, on purpose!! Thanks for visiting. I am loving your comments that you left today! Thanks for hosting the party. I will be back!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Sandy, I do like to use things in unusual ways, and it also is good for my pocketbook!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful weekend.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thanks, Jess. I do love succulents. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

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    Mrs. AOK

    I miss my garden (we moved). I agree, there are SO many wonderful benefits to gardening and I’m missing themโ€ฆ
    Your succulent mini garden is cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday.
    XOXO

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thanks for hosting!! I hope you get to have a garden again sometime. I am beginning to see how wonderful it is to see things grow. Have a beautiful weekend.