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One of the reasons stress is so widespread is because life is hectic. We live it hard and fast, often finding ways to cut corners to gain more time in order to get more done.

But that actually adds to stress. Since stress can take a toll on your health, you need to find a way to relieve that stress. A great way to do that is through gardening.

You might think of gardening as not exactly a relaxing idea when you consider that creating one only adds more work to your busy schedule. But there is a way to make gardening fun and relaxing.

So relaxing in fact that it gives you relief from the stress you deal with. In the book Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons, you’ll learn how taking up gardening can help give you peace and other benefits.

Some people don’t realize that there is gardening and then there’s fun gardening. If the way you’ve been gardening isn’t relaxing and doesn’t make you happy, then something is wrong with the approach.

Your garden should be a way for you to enjoy what you do rather than striving to create something that’s a showpiece. Don’t try to make a garden that looks like it belongs in a magazine.

Instead, your aim should be to plant what makes you feel good and what you’re enthusiastic about. In other words, forget the keeping up with the Joneses mentality when creating a garden.

In the book, the author teaches how to aim for smaller, manageable gardening plans and what types of plants are more stress free than others. You won’t have to get caught up in keeping a lookout for bugs that can potentially destroy your plants, either.

You’ll learn how to create a garden where the plants aren’t appetizing to pests. You’ll discover a slow, enjoyable way of gardening versus a get it all done and make sure it’s perfect style.

Not only will you learn how to garden with the plants and flowers that you like, but you’ll discover how to unleash your own creative abilities. The author teaches how to find your own path in the way you garden using the plants and creative pieces that make you happy.

The book will show you what plants are low maintenance so you won’t spend a lot of time having to take care of them. The book is packed with 126 photos to inspire and guide you.

You’ll learn garden psychology that will help you regardless of whether you’re planting an edible garden, a flower garden or a mixture of your own creation. With slow gardening, you’ll be able to garden the easy way and enjoy it every step of the way.

Thanks to the resurgence of home and community gardening, more and more people are discovering the pleasure of biting into a sun-ripened tomato picked right off the vine, the earthy smell of freshly turned soil, and the cheerful harbingers of spring such as daffodils, irises, and pansies. But they are also discovering that gardening can be a heck of a lot of work. So what happens when keeping up with the weeds turns into a full-time job? What do you do when gardening becomes stressful?

Slow Gardening to the rescue! Inspired by Slow Food, an international movement that promotes local food systems and biological and cultural diversity, the slow-gardening approach can help us all appreciate and enjoy our gardens more, year in and year out.Felder Rushing, a well-known and truly one-of-a-kind garden expert, offers this practical yet philosophical approach to gardening – one that will help you slow down, take stock of your yard, and follow your own creative whimsy in the garden.

Slow Gardening will inspire you to slip into the rhythm of the seasons, take it easy, and get more enjoyment out of your garden, all at the same time.