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Restoring Balance in Life and the Garden
Garden Media Group Unveils Top Lifestyle & Garden Trends for 2014
Balance of work and play make for a happy life, and the same can be said for life in the garden. People are now seeking enjoyment in quality of life as the economy continues to improve, and chic outdoor décor and essential greenery will be balancing gardens in 2014.
This time around, though, frivolity and wasteful spending are out. “Consumers are vowing to restore balance to their lives,” says Susan McCoy, trend spotter and president of Garden Media Group. “People are determined to be happy again, but not at the expense of what’s important in their lives. They are being thoughtful in their actions and mindful of their impact on the economy, their locale, and the environment.”
It seems that the green industry is now catching up to what many of us have been practicing in our personal lives for many years.
The gardening industry is starting out 2014 on a strong note; this year has been dubbed the year of mindfulness. In fact, mindfulness is named one of the top ten trends that will shape the world this year.
People are growing weary of being constantly connected to their digital screens.
They want a way to detox, to unwind and rediscover peace, and this movement is spreading quickly.
Happiness is being redefined, and gardening fits into the mindfulness movement perfectly.
No matter what path you take, whether it is prayer, Zen, Vipassana, Shambhala, or another form of formal meditation, a garden is a great place to practice.[AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”1937006158″]
The New York Times: A Landscape in Your Pocket. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw2-7tqA8
Inspired by the Japanese gardening method Kokedama, this funky arrangement involves wrapping clay and moss around the root of the plant before wrapping it in string. If you’re a budding gardener, this is a great way to start learning about gardening hydroponics gardening without traditional use of soil or gardening aeroponics gardening using air as a growth medium. Now, let’s get to it!Supplies:- succulent plant- dry Sphagnum Moss- moss you can pick some yourself or buy it in a bag- potting soil- clay mud or Bonsai soil- twine or ribbon to wrap around your moss ballTools:- scissors- gardening trowel- clippers- container to mix soils
Now this is a great idea!