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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why Add, Not Delete

As February sneaks a few steps closer, the plans for our outdoor spaces and gardens follow in those same footsteps. If it's in the works to revisit what’s happening in your landscape, here’s my take on why to add and not delete.

No need to pull out statistics or trends. Growing your own produce is definitely in. There’s also a sense that ‘home’ for many is more than just a place to throw your hat. It’s become the focal point for remote workers. Not buying it? Take a peek at this recent book titled, Remote. It's a quick read. This is definitely a growing trend.

With more and more people spending work and leisure time in their homes or 'remote' places, expanding enjoyable living space can be easily achieved, specifically with the outdoor areas. Plus, who can ignore the latest and greatest studies that inundate the airwaves. Always a common thread, indicating the same theme – health and parks, gardens, growing plants… it all goes hand in hand.

So why delete something that is good for the whole package? Outdoor living isn’t a #Throwback Thursday. In other words, gardens aren’t retro, outdoor living is in. As Deepak Chopra reminds us, “If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” Sound familiar about January resolutions? If you want to focus on adding health back into your life, what you create in your outdoor spaces should be part of what you add to your plan.

How many apps or algorithms does it take to spell out – ADD, NOT DELETE. Pick and choose but make sure you surround yourself with healthy outdoor living spaces, even if you live in a city. Community gardens, parks, rooftop spaces – all part of your green space, whether you own it or just appreciate it.

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