I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love or like flowers but I do know people who don’t like gardening. Gardening gives so much joy to so many, but has a lot of other benefits too. Exercise, being out in the fresh air, getting the soil in your fingers – there have been many benefits shown over recent years through scientific research.
Being in a garden, whether you’re a gardener or not, also provides one with a feeling of well-being, the joy of being in a place of beauty that may also have some wonderful scents or things to taste. Not to mention sharing it with nature’s creatures, be they big or small. You can also share your own garden with others, or share a garden that someone else has created. Gardens are great whether you’re with a group of people or entirely on your own.
There’s another way to enjoy flowers and that is to draw them or colour them in, as you can with the books below. Colouring in is also seen as being a relaxing activity and, for some, can be therapeutic, and one you can enjoy with others, or alone. You don’t have to be good at it, just enjoy it and you can make the flowers any colour you wish. A friend found it restful when she was in hospital, to spend time colouring in. This article talks about how it can be therapeutic for many. Although I don’t get a lot of time for it, I do enjoy colouring in and have a great set of Derwent pencils that are probably around 30 years old now. They’ve kept well. I sometimes spend time colouring in with my grandchildren – it’s a great thing to do and share with kids.
I hope you get enjoyment out of these books, I know I do with the ones I have here at home.