Weedin’ in the Rain – RA-Friendly Gardening Tips

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Out here on Canada's West Coast, spring arrives earlier than in the rest of the country. It brings about a range of colours that are reminiscent of my childhood Easter baskets. Walk along many local streets and you have a scentsational experience โ€“ cherry and apple blossoms, hyacinths and forsythia are just a few of the fragrances on Mother Nature's perfume counter.

In my garden, the tulips are tipping their heads, the hyacinths are hello-ing and the rhododendrons are rioting. Amidst all that beauty, I see weeds and more weeds. It is rather disconcerting, but I know what I have to do. I will M.A.S.T.E.R.mind my garden. For the benefits of weedin' in the rain and a bucketful of RA-friendly gardening tips, please read my latest post on HealthCentral.com: Yes, You Can Actually Garden with RA.

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4 Replies to “Weedin’ in the Rain – RA-Friendly Gardening Tips”

  1. Good morning, Marianna!

    Such an uplifting description of your garden! It started me humming that fun song “Tiptoe through the Tulips” by Tiny Tim. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love outdoor gardens, but an indoor garden — even just a single container — can be so much more manageable yet provide the beauty from nature that we crave. Plus, indoor gardens are typically sans weeds. “Adapt” in your M.A.S.T.E.R. mind framework gives us permission to be creative and creativity can help us relieve our stress; good to remember and to apply liberally.

    May Spring bring you many blossoms,
    Jackie Yun

  2. I love your creative use of the English language, Marianna – particularly, how “the tulips are tipping their heads, the hyacinths are helloing, and the rhododendrons are rioting.” Your garden sounds lovely!

    It’s interesting – prior to reading your post, I hadn’t really thought about the sensational experience of visiting a flower garden. I will have to make a point of being more mindful about that. I’ve focused on the beauty of the flowers and the landscaping…

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