Gardening Thought of the day

Thought of the Day

Pensive woman in flower garden.

Never underestimate the healing power
of a quiet moment in the garden.

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

4 comments on “Thought of the Day

  1. This has always been true but never appreciated so much as in the last couple of years.

  2. The older I get, the more I appreciate Mother Nature. I enjoy relaxing in a comfy chair on my backyard patio. We have several gardens with many flowers. I simply sit back, close my eyes, and allow nature “in”. It is an amazing how suddenly you hear sounds and feel things that are always there but we never take the time to appreciate them. The old saying: “Take time to smell the roses” comes to mind. Take time, allow Nature to absorb your being. I find it to be a form of meditation; the time spent in my gardens replenishes my spirit. It has become part of my day, my ritual to revive my spirit. Nature has a way of healing your innermost being. Don’t wait as long as I did. It took me seven decades to figure out that no one is too busy to take a respite of perhaps as little as five to ten minutes each day to replenish my spirit. I was always too “busy”, multitasking, rushing from this to that, etc. I finally discovered that if I had just incorporated the healing powers of Nature into my day, it would have “lightened the load” of many a stressful day!

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