|People have sought the pleasures of gardening
since the earliest times. The satisfaction
of nurturing growing plants cannot be measured, but gardening provides a creative outlet through
working with color, shape, texture, fragrance
and light in a way that nothing else can.
It is a proven stress reliever, with studies
showing that gardeners live longer!|
Gardening can also be a very practical pursuit.
Homegrown vegetables cost far less, can be
tastier eaten 'fresh off the vine,' offer
the home gardener far more variety, and can
be much healthier. Plants are also good for
the environment, since they clear both indoor
and outdoor air of toxic materials, a process
that makes good gardeners good citizens.
Peruse the pages of our Gardening Guide for
suggestions on how to get started and how
to improve your home gardening.