A white trellis supporting a red rose vine.

The Art of Gardening

A white trellis supporting a red rose vine

Gardening – Part-Time Hobby or Full-Time Obsession? 

Gardening is a fascinating hobby that can quickly turn into an obsession. Centuries before the dot.com boom, gardening was responsible for the first economic bubble bursting. Tulips went from being more valuable than gold to being virtually worthless.

This article shares some interesting facts about gardening.

Today, gardening has taken on a more prosaic role. Many people around the world now grow their own food. It’s a great way to ensure that you have nutrient-rich vegetables on your plate every day.

Whether you garden for food, or just for the joy of seeing things growing doesn’t really matter. This hobby has something for everyone. Plants grow in some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. Much like humans, some need a lot of attention, and others seem to thrive on neglect.  

For a home gardener, it’s fascinating to learn the difference. Happy accidents provide motivation for novices while careful cultivation keeps more advanced gardeners enthralled.

Did you know, for example, that one gardener dedicated 15 years and a whopping $3,000,000 to produce the Juliet Rose? This specialised cultivar won him many accolades and can truly be described as unique.

While not all gardeners aspire to produce a unique cultivar, there’s no denying the thrill that comes from seeing seeds sprout and grow. It’s fun to watch your garden changing with the seasons and knowing that you were instrumental in creating that change.

Gardening gives you a way to relax and is pretty good exercise too. Just weeding or mowing the lawn for an hour will help you to burn around 200 – 400 calories. That’s about the same as hitting the treadmill for half an hour, and a lot more productive.

Would you like more facts about gardening to justify your gardening obsession? Then visit Comfy Living. You’ll find a wealth of information that you can trot out to impress your new gardening buddies. 

Top 8 Gardening Facts & Stats:

Almost half of all assessed plant species are threatened with extinction.

Roughly 35% of US households grow food.

Tulips led to the first known economic bubble three centuries ago.

Gardening sales grew by 10% in 2018.

Americans spent $3.5 billion on gardening food in 2013.

The first greenhouses were built in Rome (so the emperor could eat cucumbers).

Gardening can significantly boost your brain.

One of the most interesting facts about gardening—you can now garden in space (sort of).

For twenty incredible gardening facts click here.

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