Two months into the state’s stay-at-home order, it’s natural to have a feeling of being “locked in.” Our collective change in lifestyle has likely resulted in less activity and more feelings of loneliness.
However, this new upside-down reality presents a new opportunity—especially if you are tired of staring at your patios, containers, and landscape all day, every day, wondering what you can do to enhance your outdoor space. Why not use this time to take up a new hobby or reignite an old passion?
Gardening is an often-overlooked form of horticultural therapy that offers significant physical, emotional, and mental health benefits.
Gardening sparks creativity and helps connect you with the natural world and with others, while reducing stress, promoting mindfulness, and encouraging healthful eating.
Here at McAdam, we can help you realize that creative vision by providing the highest quality plants and garden products. We are open to the public (while adhering to all protocols for social distancing), as well as available to take phone orders for delivery or curbside pick-up.
And coming soon, www.mcadamgardencenter.com will be your virtual shopping cart to make your garden center experience simpler than ever.
Whatever your needs, we are here to help you make the most of the opportunities that lie just beneath the COVID-19 surface!
This installment of "Ask the Plant Expert" was published in the May 13, 2020 edition of the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, the Forest Park Review and the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.