The Garden – part 2

The Garden, Part 2

So, you’ve chosen your beautiful garden space. This is your view. You can make it whatever you want.
Are you going to put in that water feature? A fountain, a pond?
What will the sitting space be? A patio? A deck? Wood, stone, brick?
Gardens are a much researched space. There are plenty of nuseries and garden outlets to help you choose your ideal garden and now is the perfect time of year to pursue this passion.
Brilliant mankind, don’t underestimate the power of this awesome space that you create for yourself. The garden is important to you, just like the other rooms in your home. It needs to be beautiful, functional and suit your needs.
The garden is your own awesome, awe inspiring place.
Do you expect visitors? Besides your own welcome guests, there will be others. Butterflies and birds are frequent garden visitors and if you’re hoping to encourage these, there are gardens that can be crafted to bring the wildlife in.
Butterflies can be enticed into your garden by choosing flowering plants that they prefer. Some of these same flowers are beneficial for uses in aromatherapy and for perfumes as well. So, if you are interested in fragrances, you might attract butterflies anyway.
Butterflies are healthy polinators. They need the nectar from the plants to live. Plants need polinators for cross fertilization. The transfer of polin helps the plant to reproduce. This is a perfect natural relationship, between the butterfly and the plant. They nourish each other to survive. These beautiful, silky polinators will help your plants as they feed themselves.
For more information specifically directed at attracting butterflies, visit, www.thebutterflysite.com/gardening.shtml.
This site will help you choose flowers that will encourage butterflies which inhabit your area.
There are other visitors which you might like to attract. Perhaps you would like birds.
The wildlife is friendlier than you might expect. Once they become accustomed to being fed, they will continue to return looking for food. Putting out feeders and bird baths is an easy way to attract birds to your yard. A little bit of research is needed, so that you put out the right food, for the right birds. Migrating birds will visit feeders, if the birdseed being used is part of their diet.
Hummingbirds can be encouraged by planting flowers that carry the nectar they eat. Also, they can be encourged by putting out hummingbird feeders. For a guide as to how to attract hummingbirds, visit: www.hummingbirds.net/attract.html
For hummingbirds in action that you can attract yourself visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=EUEZkwJwBY where they have captured the wild Alaskan Hummingbird. Look at how tame these birds become! When they’re being fed, they have less fear.
(beware of the cat. Don’t feed the birds if you have a cat)
Your call to action. Share this post. Consider your role in protecting and preserving your own special place. Regardless of the size of your garden, it can be a fabulous solitude for you and the guests who you invite. The garden is yours, it belongs to you. Care and nurture. Enjoy!
written by: Louise Hayes
Aptil 14, 2013

Health Benefits of Chili Peppers:

      • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

The capsaicin in peppers acts as  a vasodilator, helping to increase blood flow to all parts of the body and lower  blood pressure. Capsaicin also aids in alcohol metabolism, and is an expectorant  that alleviates bronchitis and emphysema. New evidence suggests that the  capsaicin can even help fight cancer.

*Some of  these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Chili  Peppers, and may not necessarily be related to Chili  Peppers.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Chili Peppers: Vitamin  A | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Vitamin  K | Magnesium | Manganese | Iron | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/chili-pepper.php#yTPxubsU47tfFjHU.99

Health Benefits of Corn:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
      • Slowing the progression of AIDS
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Due to the ubiquity of corn  syrup, corn starch, corn flower, and corn in animal feed, corn has come under  much scrutiny for its health benefits. Corn in its whole form, however, should  not be perceived as being unhealthy. To the contrary, whole corn is said to  reduce the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and even cavities!

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Corn, and may not necessarily be related to  Corn.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Corn: Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B3 (Niacin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/corn.php#oIkYokjlqWdrCTWz.99

Health Benefits of Cucumbers:

    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection

*Some of  these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in  Cucumbers, and may not necessarily be related to  Cucumbers.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Cucumbers: Vitamin  K |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/cucumber.php#OWK3eHoisKVPqdlD.99

Health Benefits of Collard Greens:

      • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Protection Against Dementia
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Promoted Eye Health
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
      • Alleviation of Inflammation

Like other vegetables in the cabbage family,  collards are thought to help prevent heart disease and cancer.

*Some  of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in  Collard Greens, and may not necessarily be related to Collard  Greens.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Collard Greens: Vitamin  A | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Vitamin  K | Vitamin  E | Calcium | Manganese | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/collard-greens.php#r2J7HzpQvSoDMyY4.99

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