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Top 10 Things Your Garden Gives You

Monday, May 12th, 2014
May is Gifts From the Garden Month. After April’s spring gardening – April is National Gardening Month – it’s time to sit back and enjoy some of the benefits. Here are the top ten things your garden, large, small, or in-between, can do for you.
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10. Physical Fitness – This isn’t something you usually think of when gardening, but even keeping up with those weeds provides a gym-quality workout.
9.  Wildlife Refuge – Your garden plantings provide food and shelter for a whole host of creatures. Add a birdbath or fountain and you’ve provided everything an animal needs. Then you can sit back and enjoy their antics.
8.  Child-Friendly Creative Play – Whether you’re a parent or grandparent, involving children in the gardening process is a great way to teach them Earth science as well as build valuable shared memories. Plus, it’s fun!
7.  Increased Property Value – We all know about curb appeal. Gardens not only enrich our tenure living in a home, they inspire prospective buyers.
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Copper Star 6.  Flowers to Bring Inside – By planting a few varieties that produce cut flowers, you can bring the beauty and fragrance of your garden inside. You can even bundle some up to take to a friend.

5.  Beautiful Views – No matter where you are—outside or in—garden views augment your decor.

4.  Aromatherapy – Fragrant plants stimulate the senses and can improve your mood or reduce stress.

3.  Perfect Location for Parties – Who doesn’t enjoy a garden party? Places of natural beauty invite conversation and relaxation. With a garden as the venue, all you need for a successful party are refreshments.

2.  The Best Produce Available – Garden-fresh vegetables and fruits are the most flavorful and healthy you can eat. Fresh herbs from your garden provide more flavor than their store-bought companions.

And the number one gift your garden gives you?

1.  Time and a Place to Relax – Whether you find your zen in working with the plants, or in just sitting quietly and enjoying the views, your garden provides you with a huge variety of stress-reduction opportunities.

So get out there and putter around, then take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Your garden is a gift to yourself and to the world around you.

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Friday, March 9th, 2012

With the much anticipated spring season only about a week away, it’s time to start thinking about our outdoor living spaces again. No matter what the space is, being outside in your backyard on a patio, deck or in your garden, at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we know it’s important to call that space your own. Carry themes of your indoor design style to the outdoors and see just  how much more time you’ll start spending out there.

Beautifully pictured here to the left is our new web exclusive, Tulip Plant Stand. A traditional style plant stand presents itself in an elegant tulip shape. Crafted of powder-coated roman bronze to add durability and longevity. Its sturdy 4 leg base supports the frame, leading up to a handy, removable top insert. Mirroring the round plant tray above, is a petite round space for yet another plant if you wish. Therefore our Tulip Plant Stand offers a two-in-one spot to decoratively display your hard work out in the garden. Customers may also enjoy our new Virginia Plant Stand, which offers an exquisite pedestal style base and scalloped, removable plant tray. For more outdoor decorating ideas click Here.

Once you have created your ideal outdoor living space, there are many benefits you should know about enjoying time in the fresh air:

  • Vitamin D provided  from the sunlight improves your immune system and bone health.
  • Being with nature relaxes you and reduces stress levels.
  • Improves your vision, as eyes are relaxed and not strained by tedious indoor activities.
  • Working outdoors improves overall creativity and interest in new hobbies.
  • According to the  Environmental Protection Agency, “air inside our houses and offices is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.”

So get outside and start decorating with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!



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