Creating a Garden for Healing
A healing garden is all about making an outdoor space that invokes feelings of peace and being in touch with the plants, grasses, and structures that allow a person to relax. The garden acts as a place to feel open and gain positivity from nature. Healing gardens are proven to reduce stress. A healing garden has a few components that are all personal choices. Some time spent with plants is needed to know what plants to choose for the garden.
Colors are important in a healing garden because specific colors can make a person feel calmer, while others can make someone feel anxious. Know the colors that relax you so that you can choose plants in that color scheme.
Plants like eucalyptus or mint can stimulate the senses and make a person feel relaxed. Fragrant flowers, herbs, and medicinal plants are a wonderful way to feel calm almost right away. Choose the plants that you love to smell for your healing garden.
A garden with different textures is easier to enjoy and relax in because it gives people something to meditate on while they sit in solitude. You can choose bamboo and roses or tall grasses and small orange flowering plants for a contrast of textures.
The sound of trickling water is usually calming. Choosing a fountain for your healing garden can allow you to have some background noise that is soothing for your duration in the garden.
A birdbath or hummingbird feeder are effective ways to bring sounds into your healing garden and enjoy watching birds while you relax.
There are plant mixes that attract butterflies to your garden! Enjoy watching them while you think about the day ahead and sip on your morning coffee or tea.
Bumgardners Landscaping offers residents of Medford summer maintenance of your lawn, plants, hedges, and ground covers. We also work with sprinklers and lighting for your garden. When the seasons change, we are available for fertilizing, mulching, and cleaning up patios. Contact us for all your landscaping needs or help with your healing garden.