Bottles, brains and butterflies

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In our next article on gardening, we bring you tips on how you can use plant materials to give vent to your creative side. Ranging from terrariums to dried flower petals and leaves to even a small water pond with lilies and fish, there are umpteen things that you can make to improve on your garden’s design.

An immersive and healing experience

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Gardening is an immersive and fulfilling experience, but to those of us that are new to this, it can get overwhelming sometimes. With all the things we need to do every day, tending to the plants becomes one more thing on our to-do list, and what about vacations? Who will take care of our gardens if we go on a vacation? Here’s why such concerns should not stop you from nurturing a little beauty inside your home.

Doing the “ground” work

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As we spend more and more time inside our homes, taking up gardening in a small corner of the balcony or on the terrace seems like a really good idea. With tips and suggestions on germinating seeds and composting garden waste, the author moves from the home garden to community gardens to give us a brief history of gardens and the gardening culture. Has the gardening bug bitten you yet?

Plants that care for you

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The purple coloured tincher plant to help heal a wound or the tulsi to boost your immunity. What garden would you like to grow this month? A croma garden or a self-help garden?

Growing is fun

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Starting with this month, Teacher Plus, brings you a new column on gardening. Gardening is therapeutic, improves cognitive skills and helps one appreciate nature. With the green cover reducing significantly over the years and children growing up less sensitive and away from nature, we hope that teachers will use the articles in this column to get their students’ hands dirty and their minds and hearts grow.