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March 30: Escape By Gardening

Nature can take your mind off the world.

Gardening can provide the escape you need.

Even if you’re convinced that you don’t have a green thumb, some plants are so easy to take care of. Succulents, Coleus, Peace lilies, Bottle palms, Begonia, African Violets, Pothos,  Money plants and oodles of others are simple to manage while beautiful at the same time.

If you’d prefer indoor planting, low maintenance options make it even more manageable.   Don’t deny yourself this pleasure on account of not having any outdoor space or little know-how.  Just imagine your windowsills adorned with potted veggies or whimsical flowers. 

Besides the evasion and the soothing of your nerves, you’ll get the added bonus of titillating your senses.  Put a few romantic fragrant flowers on your menu such as Sweet Alyssum, Roses, Peonies, Lavender, and Lilacs. 

On the other hand, if you are a gardening prodigy, the potential projects are endless: growing vegetables to tending water plants or pruning bonsai trees. The bottom line is: There are many possibilities for aspiring or accomplished gardeners at all skill levels.

Want to learn how to get started and meet some experts? Mark your calendar for a free gardening class, , on April 20 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville.

Stores like    in Suwanee, which gives senior citizen discounts on Wednesdays, has a staff of very nice people who enjoy providing  help with your gardening needs. Go ahead, take part in philanthropy with the peace of nature. What a great escape!

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