Real-Life Secret Garden

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been a fan of gardens and meadows. I will never forget the day I saw the 1993 film “The Secret Garden” — it made me want a garden of my own. Well, for the benefit of those who haven’t seen that film yet, allow me to share the trailer (so nobody gets left behind):  Any girl would want to live in a fairytale land such as a secret garden. A garden locked up with walls that are so high, that harsh realities could not get inside and pollute the beauty of the garden inside. Well, so much for daydreaming and let’s head back to reality. Now that I’m all grown up, my passion for gardening has not been lessened at all. I still love flowers to bits, and although I don’t dream of having my very own secret garden anymore, I still love to maintain my own garden at home. Flowers are easier to tend than trees, I’d have to admit. But what good is a garden, without even a single trunk of tree to go with it. I prefer to let professionals take charge when it comes to my tree care. Nowadays, I also enjoy visiting places that have picture-perfect-scenarios. The Secret Garden of Virginia gives us good ways on how to spend a 3-day tour in the region. Starting with a beautiful garden in Mount Vernon, which was designed by Former President George Washington himself. If 3 days simply isn’t enough for you, Virginia.com lists down a wide array of Virginia Gardens that are perfect for you and your family to visit. Now if you’re thinking of making gardening into your own personal habit, then perhaps joining the Garden Club of Fairfax would be a perfect thing to do now. That way, you’ll get a good head start with your home garden and lawn maintenance.

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Beautiful Bonsai

The art tree planting and caring is brought into miniature size when bonsai trees were introduced. Over 1000 years ago, this unique way of gardening was first introduced in China, then later was adapted in Japan. “Bonsai” is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai, it is an art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Most people do not know this, but growing bonsai plants in your home could prove to be beneficial to your health. According to Methods of Healing: Other than the fact that these trees are simply beautiful they also offer many other benefits beyond splendor. There is deep philosophy in the spiritual dimension of the art as the grower. With that being said, it is a relaxing hobby. The process brings a Zen state of mind. As you trim, prune, re pot, water, and so on, it takes your mind elsewhere and allows you to focus on these simple tasks. Since patience is also a requirement of the grower, this much needed virtue is certainly tested throughout the Bonsai growing process. Now if you’re already a fan of these midget trees, then you’d definitely agree that they are indeed  not just beautiful to look at but they can also bring a lot of good fortune for you (not just lucky fortune, but monetary fortune as well). Interested to know more? Profitable Plant Digest shares How to Make Money with Small Trees: Mature bonsai plants from her (Pauline’s) personal collection are sold at her studio and online for prices ranging from $180 to $1,200. Like Pauline, thousands of bonsai enthusiasts have learned how to make money growing these tiny trees. Since these tiny trees don’t take up so much space, they are considered the perfect indoor ornaments. AllThingsBonsai shares that “The best rooms to keep indoor bonsai (are in the) kitchens and bathrooms.” Having green plants indoor can really add a lot of aesthetic appeal to your home, it allows you to experience the comfort of staying indoor while enjoying the fresh garden-like scenario. If you have never tried tending bonsai before and you feel the sudden interest to have one, perhaps reading the article Things to Consider Before Buying Your Fist Bonsai would help you a lot. ProFlowers shares 5 simple tips to maintain the care for your bonsai trees, which consists of the following things to consider: Water and Humidity Soil Housing Your Bonsai Pruning Light This video by GrahamWPotter shows us just how bonsai trees can be transformed from being “the ugliest” tree to being a “beautiful bonsai”:

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