Monday, May 13, 2013

Five Minutes of Gardening Makes a Big Difference - Especially in the Desert

Posted By on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Do you know that 5 minutes of gardening improves both self-esteem and mood as well as making you feel more tranquil, generous and hopeful*?

To me this is both surprising and makes so much sense. I know when I go out to tend my potted garden in my back yard, I quickly feel better than before I went outside and wonder why I don’t get out there more often. In the summer, we might need to start a lot earlier in the morning when the air is refreshing.

Lets Go Out and Just Sit
  • Marylee, Potted Desert Gardener
  • Let's Go Out and Just Sit

Give it a try — go outside and if your garden is one plant or 100, spend 5 minutes tending them and see how you feel. Take a break during your day and I bet you that you will come back inside energized and ready to go!

*A Study in the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology

Marylee is the Desert’s Potted Garden Expert. Email her with comments and questions at

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