Archive for September 2017

The Perks of Gardening

When it comes to gardening, there’s a lot on the table. This hybrid of hobby and life skill is a time honored, tried and true tradition, and for good reason. After all, you can grow food or beautiful flowers. It can be a decorative garden, or a practical one, in other words. There’s also tremendous therapeutic value to the simplistic and relaxing nature of gardening. It can be hard work, but it’s not especially demanding short of being a literal farm, so it can be a pleasant activity that, again, may have practical value to it, as well. Flower gardens, on the other hand have a lot of potential for social value, as flowers make great gifts for loved ones or potential lovers. They can also be worn as accessories. Here are some other ways to eke out some extra value from your garden.

As mentioned above, gardening is often a way of producing one’s own food. As such, it’s worth mentioning that you can take this concept a step further. You can add chickens to the mix. Chickens are really low maintenance livestock, all things considered, so they make a great companion to a simple garden. The only downside is that they could potentially get into your crops, but this is easily avoided. So, with only slight effort and cost, you can have eggs on demand, as well as meat, if you so choose. Imagine being able to produce an entire meal out of almost nothing, and you can have the company of the chickens as a sort of pet as an added bonus.

Another way to make more use out of your garden is as a backdrop for a photoshoot. Flowers have long been the subject of countless works of art from painting to literature, and therefore there is a lot of artistic potential inherent in these visually striking living things. You can make great use of this in a number of ways, but perhaps the easiest is via photography. You can simply get dolled up in an outfit from ASOS, and pose in front of your garden of flowers for an instantly striking photo. Or, you could forego the presence of a human subject and focus purely on the flora. As mentioned above, you could even skip having the flowers as a backdrop and have them instead as an accessory. There are countless ways to make some truly memorable pieces using the beauty of flowers.

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