Relaxing Retreats: Creating Your Own Little Garden

You’ve had a stressful day, or worse– a stressful week at work– and you need a place to relax and unwind. A few hours at the spa would be ideal, but the cost may outweigh (and undo) the desired outcome.

How about spending time in your own little garden? A place of beauty you create that gives you pleasure every time you look at it or tend to it.

Your garden can be as small as a window box, or slightly larger on a patio or stoop. Or, it can blossom in a corner of an outdoor deck, as mine does here:

Relaxing retreats

I used some hanging petunias as a base (this one is draped over a stand). Then, I found this little Thai angel at a local market.

With a few candles and solar lights illuminating it, my garden became a relaxing retreat last night, before the start of a busy week.

Try it and see.

 

Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan

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