Go Red in the Garden
February might be white in most of the country, but it is also an important month for the color red.
Of course Valentine’s Day happens on the 14th where a bouquet of red roses and/or a red box of chocolates are the traditional gift of choice.
But, this month also promotes the Go Red For Women campaign by the American Heart Association. 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke but it can be prevented. As someone whose family, both women and men, have experienced its fair share of heart disease and related illnesses, we thought it appropriate to talk about how gardening can help you live a more heart-healthy lifestyle.
Make a Change
Last January our enews focused on “Gardening for a New You” and how it can help you lose weight, get fit, eat healthier and manage stress. Gardening is actually listed as one of the suggested ways to exercise and get fit by the Go Red for Women editors!
And of course, we all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are a key ingredient for a healthy diet. The site informs you about planning meals based around in-season produce, whether you buy it from a local farmer or better yet, you grow it yourself and get double the benefit!
Keeping it Red
As we head in to spring, think about red in your garden or landscape. Its color evokes passion, love, joy, and excitement and it can be dramatic when planted in mass. It can also draw visitors eyes away from not so nice areas, having them focus on features you want to stand out.